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Monday, March 30 • 11:05am - 11:55am
Independent Reading: One Town's Process to Support Choice

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Choice reading is touted in education, however limitations such as curriculum, scheduling, and change resistance present challenges. Learn how one North Andover High School English teacher and her school library/media specialist worked to create a culture of choice in the classroom. From there, independent reading grew within their school and, inspired broadly from sources including Pernille Ripp, NCTE, Donalyn Miller, and Hamilton-Wenham High School’s Independent Reading class, they piloted an English elective class, taught in collaboration with the Stevens Memorial Library.

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Christy Morley

English Teacher
Christy Morley began her teaching career at North Andover High School in 2007. She teaches predominantly sophomore English and co-teaches Independent Reading with the school's library/media specialist. Christy also created and teaches the senior capstone program. In addition to teaching... Read More →
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Laura Harrington

Library/Media Specialist, North Andover High School
Laura Harrington began working in libraries in 1994, school libraries in 2004, and has been the library/media specialist at North Andover High School since 2010. At NAHS she redesigned the library into a genrefied, learning-commons style space, teaches media literacy, and co-teaches... Read More →

Monday March 30, 2020 11:05am - 11:55am EDT