Each WITS Rochelle Lee Teacher Awardee that completes Summer Institute professional development hours receives a book grant to build their own classroom library. Learn more below about how our teachers are incorporating the new books and summer learning in their classrooms.
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To celebrate WITS’ 25th Anniversary, check out the list below of 25 books for adults recommended by WITS’ Rochelle Lee Teacher Award: Remaining Readers Book Club.
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WITS is proud to honor 14 individuals who laid the foundation for creating the organization we are today.
“I’m a reader and I want everyone else to be readers.” Grace Chun is an empowered parent who believed in and supported Rochelle Lee’s vision of making reading a part of children’s lives.
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I first heard about the Rochelle Lee Teacher Award (RLTA) from a colleague during my first year of teaching. She had a classroom library any veteran teacher would be envious of and she was well-versed on all things literacy. Needless to say, she was a wonderful mentor to have when I was planning for my literacy block. As time progressed, I learned that much of her knowledge surrounding literacy came from the professional development workshops she participated in through RLTA. I decided I must be a part of this program to better myself as an educator, and I applied and was accepted the following year.
Continue reading Becoming a Reader Institute Recap by Julianne Demmel, RLTA Alumni