I taught kindergarten for 16 years and was a district k-1 strategist for 2. I have a masters degree in curriculum and instruction from Dallas Baptist and a doctorate in early childhood studies with a minor in curriculum and instruction from the University of North Texas. I am currently working for Dallas ISD as a prek instructional specialist.
I am finally getting around to watching The Virtual Teaching Expo Everything's Primary that launched in February - better late than never :-) I have not watched all of the videos yet, but I just finished Kimberly Gillow's Systematic Approach to Helping Struggling Readers and I loved it so much that I wanted to post about it. For me, Kimberly's session made my purchase of $15 more than worth it! I felt like the session was not only full of great tips, but also full of ideas that were new to me. Even when Kimberly talked about a strategy I was already using, she seemed to add another level to it. I took so many notes and have so many new tips to share with teachers. If you have not purchased Everything's Primary and watched it, I highly recommend it. You can check out more of Kimberly's great ideas on her blog Funky First Grade Fun.