Cognitive Strategies for Reading

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Cognitive Strategies for Reading in the Content Areas Section 1

Coure cancelled.

Dates: Tuesdays, April 21 – May 26, 2020
Time: 6:00 – 7:30pm
New Visions’ Fee: $100*

Current circumstances present our students with the challenge and opportunity of demonstrating increased independence and ownership of their learning. Students’ abilities to read independently will play an outsized role in the coming weeks. This course will prepare teachers to support their students’ independent reading comprehension and analysis through remote instruction of active reading strategies in the form of Think-Alouds.

The active reading strategies taught in this course are widely accepted in the field of literacy and referred to as “The Seven Habits of Effective Readers.” K-12 students who know and can deliberately activate these reading strategies are shown to have greater academic achievement and learner independence.

Through Zoom web conferencing, teachers will learn what the cognitive strategies are, experience what they look and sound like, develop and understanding of which ones align most with their discipline, and be guided through the process of recording and sharing their own Think-Aloud videos with their peers.

This course will be taught by

Moira Wilkinson

Moira’s been teaching for 25 years and has spent the last 12 supporting k-12 teachers’ efforts to serve a wider range of students effectively and creatively. At New Visions, she coaches teacher teams to support the academic and socio-emotional needs of multilingual learners. Prior to New Visions, she worked as a Spanish and history teacher in Milwaukee public schools and as a teacher educator in the City College of New York Bilingual Education and TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) program. Most recently, she founded a consulting firm to support schools and school systems in improving educational equity and environmental sustainability in the United States and internationally. Moira holds a B.A. from Dominican University in political science, an M.A. from the University of Wisconsin in Latin American studies, and a doctorate from Columbia University in international education development.


Andrea Velikov

Andrea has been supporting professional learning programs at New Visions for Public Schools since 2016. Andrea has an M.A. in applied educational leadership and management from the University of London and a B.A. with a dual concentration in political science and film and media studies from CUNY Hunter College.


Course Location

New Visions for Public Schools
205 E 42nd St, New York, NY 10017

“I found this course to be both incredibly informative as well as enjoyable. I thought that the space that Moira created for us to have more informal conversations was hugely important in establishing an effective learning environment. ” Course Participant, Summer 2019

Course Fees & Registration Policies

*New Visions is covering the course fees for educators who work in a New Visions school (charter or district). See our terms & conditions page for further information regarding registering with the DOE for P-credit and other details such as our refund policy.