Becca Todd, Berkeley District Librarian, Matthew, and Estella Sisnero of LeConte Elementary School in Berkeley, CA,
“I wanted to thank you for the fabulous presentation and also for being so easy to work with. You really were very accommodating to all of our needs. I know you inspired many teachers with your presentation.”
—Linda Cranor, Child Start, Inc. / Raising a Reader, Napa and Solano Counties, California<“You were terrific! The [graduate] students really enjoyed your presentation
“You were terrific! The [graduate] students really enjoyed your presentation and learned so much from you.”
—Dr. Dianne Lapp, School of Teacher Education, San Diego State University
No one dozes off during Matthew’s teacher workshops and inservices! (“Inservices” typically run 2-3 hours and cover a variety of the topics listed below. “Workshops” run 50-75 minutes and usually focus on 1-2 topics below.) From Read Aloud training for pre-school and daycare staff, Creative Writing and school wide Literacy, Matthew shares his creativity ideas with characteristic energy and flair. Consider him for staff development and education conferences. For Early Education training, present in English, Spanish or both at the same time.
Often, schools have him follow-up his assemblies with a faculty workshop after the bell. For lengthier Inservices, he provides resources packets. He can also provide instructional materials for teachers to share with students and parents. Below are the titles of teacher workshops / training Matthew has given within the past two years. For further information, or to inquire about fees and availability, please click Contact on this site or email Matthew at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Teach Reading Like a Jazz Musician! Jazz musicians take combinations of notes and get them to sound good. Reading teachers take combinations of letters and get them to make sense! Ideal for teachers of Reading Recovery and of grades 1st and 2nd.
Cultivando el gusto por la lectura en todos los niños (“Helping All Children Develop a Love of Reading”) Spanish language workshop for Pre-School and early childcare providers. This workshop can be tailored for parents too!