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Upcoming Webinar

Joyful Reading at School and at Home: A Storybook Reading Routine

Webinar Date/Time January 28, 2021 - 2:00 PM PT /
5:00 PM ET
Registration Deadline January 28, 2021
Registration Fee Free
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Date: January 28, 2021
Time: 2:00-3:30 PM Pacific / 5:00-6:30 PM (Eastern)
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Join REL West for a webinar on storybook reading, culturally affirming instruction, and connecting with parents and families. The webinar kicks off a four-part series that includes opportunities for educators to discuss and share their practice.

Who Will Benefit

Prekindergarten, Kindergarten, and first-grade teachers; district staff; coaches; principals; and staff developers

What You Will Learn

This first webinar will share research-based guidance to help PreK–1st-grade educators learn a routine for storybook reading, consider the culturally affirming aspects of stories, and hear ideas from elementary principals for creating school-to-home connections.

Participants will receive a home-school reading activity to try with families and caregivers and have the opportunity to share their experiences in trying out the reading routine in a follow-up Community of Practice event in February.


  • Thea Fabian is a Principal at Wawona K-8 School in the Fresno Unified School District. She works with colleagues to improve the success of English learner/emergent bilingual students and expand access to biliteracy, including native language literacy, by promoting high-quality instruction.
  • Danielle Garegnani is a Principal at Horton Elementary School in San Diego Unified School District. Prior to joining Horten, Garegnani provided professional development and coaching for teachers and helped support the implementation of a school-wide dual immersion Spanish-English language program.
  • Pamela Spycher is a Senior Researcher for REL West at WestEd. In her role at WestEd, she serves as the Project Director for Leading with Learning, a U.S. Department of Education grant focused on the implementation of the California English Language Arts /English Language Development (ELD) Framework and ELD Standards.


Webinar Presenter(s):

Thea Fabian Teacher, Fresno Unified School District (CA)
Danielle Garegnani Principal, San Diego Unified School District