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Cris Tovani    

Nationally Recognized Education Consultant

For the past 34 years, Cris Tovani has taught first graders to seniors. She continues to study the “knowing-doing gap” by investigating how best practice research can be practically applied in a variety of settings. Cris’s Literacy Lab Project enables her to provide demonstration teaching lessons in districts around the country t0 help teachers view different ways to engage students. Embracing a growth mindset, she loves sharing her successes and failures with colleagues as they work to serve students.

Cris is an internationally known consultant who focuses on issues of disciplinary reading and writing instruction. She was awarded the 2017 Thought Leader award from the International Literacy Association. Cris has been an adjunct professor at the University of Colorado and the University of Denver. She is the author of four books: Her most recent, No More Telling as Teaching: Less Lecture, More Engaged Learning, I Read it but I Don’t Get It, Do I Really Have to Teach Reading? And So, What do They Really Know?

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