Study Series Session 12: Ending the Year with Joy


Ending a Year of Literacy Joyfully

Our tradition continues! Each year, our Study Series season ends with the same session title: “Ending the Year with Joy.” We then invite and inspiring, talented, and child-centered, artist or creator to lead this session and bring their own spin on what it means to end a school year with joy.

This year we are delighted to have special guest, C.G. Esperanza, author, illustrator, and gifted visual artist to lead us on this journey. C.G. is author and illustrator of the award winning picture book, Red, Yellow, Blue (and a Dash of White, Too), illustrator of Jackie and Me: A Very Special Friendship. His work has been featured in the New York Times, Kirkus Review, The Huffington Post, School Library Journal, and across walls and store windows of New York City.

From his website: ” Born the second of six kids. The South Bronx is where he first opened his eyelids. A land shrouded in bright colored decay, the birthplace of graffiti and the hip-hop DJ! He paints fantasy worlds of elephants, and castles too! Accompanying this wonder is some whimsical truth. Charles has a voice that is seldom heard. A fusion of jazz, distorted guitars, and chirping birds.”

The session’s content and practices will both support educators in planning end-of-year literacy experiences and engage students tuning in with you. C. G.’s energy, belief in children, and love of literacy and the arts will make this a session that helps you reflect on your end of year literacy experiences and see them in a whole knew light. This daytime (in the Western Hemisphere) session is open to your sharing with students. Project on a screen or digital board in a classroom or larger space.

Standards-aligned: CCSS W1-10, R1-10; Danielson: 1, 2a-b, 3, 4a, d-e; ISTE 1, 6; Teaching Tolerance: Identity, Diversity

Each session is linked to professional and learning standards. As every district is different, crosswalk these between your own standards for alignment or contact us with questions.

In stock (can be backordered)

Study Series

Registration levels:

  • Regular Price: $49/session
  • Discount: $39/session discount for 3 or more single Sessions in one purchase
  • Full Year: $29/session (at $348 for the year).  Plus a 15% discount on 5 or more Full Year orders!
  • GO FARTHER: A Full Year subscription is INCLUDED for all Virtual Think Tank members!

Sessions are tagged with the following Professional and Learning Standards, (we suggest you correlate these to any local standards you may be using): Danielson Framework For Teaching; Common Core State Standards for ELAISTE [Technology] Standards


Benefits for Registered Members

All sessions are designed for K-12 educators, coaches, and administrators supporting reading and writing development in their school.

Single Session members:

  •  Online, interactive Session led by inspiring content experts
  •   Related Resources curated by presenters
  •   Session recording on-demand until June 30
  •   Share your screen with colleagues from your school
  •  Rigorous, standards aligned, practices to raise student achievement
  •  Registered members receive a Professional Development Certificate for all completed sessions

Full Year Series members:

  •  Have access to ALL 12 Sessions and recordings at the greatest discount (only $29/session)