Reenergizing Your Workshop

Title: Reenergizing Your Workshop: 6 – 75 minute sessions
Intended audience: Classroom teachers, grades K-6
Dates:  Jan. 23, Feb. 13, March 20, April 10, May 1, and May 15
Time: 3:15 – 4:30 pm – Mondays

Contact Hours: 7+ hours 
Facilitators: Gayle Moskowitz, Sara Blake and Deb Boucher
Cost: $350.00
Location: Virtual
Deadline to register: January 16, 2023

In light of the current research on evidence based instruction we will review the workshop with an increased focus on student engagement and motivation.  We will start with structures and routines that help students develop engagement and stamina and work independently. We will then work through structures that support explicit whole group instruction, responsive small group instruction and one on one instruction. We will also discuss the essentials of word study and point teachers towards valuable anchor resources that can support continued learning.


A series of  6 – 75 minute sessions 


Gayle Moskowitz, M.Ed, Literacy Consultant
Gayle has been an educator for 28 years. She started teaching second grade on the Navajo reservation in New Mexico. There, she began her work collaborating closely with teachers. She was trained as a CLIP (Collaborative Literacy Intervention Program) Instructor through Arizona State University.  She traveled around the reservation training teachers.  In 1999, Gayle moved to Vermont and started her work as a literacy coach where she worked at Thatcher Brook Primary school for 17 years. In 2007, she expanded her work as a literacy consultant with Vermont Reads Institute, now Partnerships for Literacy and Learning. Gayle also joined Saint Michael’s College as an adjunct faculty in the graduate program in 2016. Gayle lives in Waterbury Center with her husband and has two young adult sons.  She loves being outside in the mountains!

Sara Blake
Sara Blake, has a M.Ed, CAGS in Literary and Endorsement as a Reading Language Arts Specialist. She was a Reading Specialist in Addison Northwest County for 19 years: Title 1 Teacher, Reading Recovery Teacher, Literacy Coach and Title 1 Coordinator. Currently she is the Literacy Coordinator in Colchester School District for the past 8 years. She has two grown children and lives in Charlotte with her husband and their rescue dog

Deb Boucher
Deb Boucher, has a M.Ed and holds both Reading Language Arts Specialist and Pre-K-12 Principal endorsements. She has worked in the MVSD (formerly FNWSU) for her entire career. For the first 23 years, her roles included:  Grade 1 classroom teacher, Grade 5&6 Literacy and Social Studies teacher, and K-6 Title I Reading & Reading Recovery teacher. This year, Deb is beginning her ninth year as the Literacy Content Specialist/Instructional Coach at Swanton School and 19th year as a District Literacy Leader. Deb lives in Highgate Center with her husband on their dairy farm and enjoys spending time in Mooretown with their daughter, son-in-law, and grandchild.