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Laura Dearman has over 20 years experience teaching in early childhood classrooms. Most recently, Dearman taught early childhood art, reader’s workshop and writer’s workshop at Presbyterian Day School.
As Director of Teacher Development, Dearman leads the Martin Institute Residents program, having built it from an idea into a highly sought after source of exceptional teacher development. Dearman also serves as director of the Institute's annual conference, held each June.
An expert in developing early literacy skills, Dearman has presented at various conferences, including TAIS, TAEYC, MAEYC, Shelby County Schools In-Service, and the Martin Institute Conference. Her popular workshops include “Come On! Let’s Write”, “Literacy Development and Little Explorers” and “Literacy Development in Kindergarten.” Dearman earned her bachelor’s degree from Ole Miss and her Master’s degree from The University of Memphis.
Dearman is passionate about developing teachers as leaders, and giving back to the city of Memphis. As Director of Teacher Development, she plays a key role in continuing to design, expand, and cultivate programs and networks that advance the work of The Martin Institute. The particular emphasis of the Institute’s teacher development program is to provide resources and support to increase Memphis area teachers’ abilities to design and lead transformative learning in the classroom.
Laura and her husband, Buddy, have two children and one crazy dog.
How can we leverage technology to listen to the learners in your classroom? How can we collect data that informs instructional decisions?
This workshop explores formative assessment in the context of a mathematics class. Uncover opportunities for effective questioning and strategies to detect and advance student thinking. By instantly viewing student data, you’ll learn how to respond to student results and the teacher moves that push and probe student thinking.
We’ll also examine how to use data in innovative ways to improve the results of standardized tests. Join us as we discuss ways that data gathered from students can be used to inform our instruction.
The theme of the 2015 Martin Institute Conference is "Heart and Soul of Teaching." This annual event will be held on June 9th and 10th at Presbyterian Day School in Memphis. At its very core, the conference will be aimed at sparking inspiration, dialogue, and engagement among educators. Even more, keynote speakers and sessions alike will empower attendees to delve deeply into the very heart and soul of teaching and to leave the event with a practical idea of what that looks like in the classroom.