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Keeping the Wonder Workshop

A Secondary ELA Workshop Full of Creative, Engaging, and Rigorous Teaching Ideas

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This virtual professional development workshop will leave you feeling inspired to engage your students in literature and prepared to help them master their ELA standards. Hosted by four secondary English teachers, Keeping the Wonder is specifically for high school and middle school English teachers who want to learn teacher-tested strategies that will help them connect their students to the magic of literature.

Elementary teachers spend their entire careers building a love of reading, but as secondary English teachers, we run the risk of tearing down this foundation with rigidity disguised as rigor. Magic, whimsy, and play don't have to end in elementary school. Join us for this virtual professional development where you will learn alongside four high school English teachers who strive to create engaging classrooms full of wonder!

Topics include: Building standard-based escape rooms, creating student-centered stations, inventing object-based simulations, evaluating literature through creative strategies, Planning engaging first days, improving classroom environment, incorporating picture books, transforming classrooms, infusing real-world scenarios, and lots more!

Presenters Include:

Ashley Bible @BuildingBookLove

Ashley Bible is a high school English teacher who strives to build a creative learning environment for her secondary students. She holds a Master of Arts Degree in English from East Tennessee State University. After gaining ten years of teaching experience, Ashley recently took a year off from the classroom to teach online British Literature while traveling around the U.K. She returned to the classroom this year full of energy and creativity to pour into her senior English scholars.

Jenna Copper @DocCopTeaching

Jenna Copper is a full-time high school English teacher and a part-time college professor specializing in perspective-taking learning to build critical reading and writing. She earned her Ph.D. in Education in 2013. In addition, she is a curriculum writer and researcher, and she designs resources to inspire creative thinking.

Staci Lamb @TheEngagingStation

Staci Lamb is a high school English teacher committed to engaging students, sparking creativity, and empowering other educators. She is currently serving as the 2018 Cecil County Public Schools Teacher of the Year, and she is pursuing her master’s degree in School Leadership. She is passionate about transforming classrooms and schools through collaboration between all stakeholders of education.

Abby Gross @WriteOnWithMissG

Abby Gross is a high school American Literature, journalism, and newspaper teacher who is dedicated to engaging and empowering her students. She is committed to designing authentic learning experiences and loves finding creative ways to “trick students into learning.” Abby firmly believes that you can have FUN and keep the magic in secondary without sacrificing rigor.

What your purchase includes:

Your ticket price includes ten+ possible PD credit hours per prior approval from your district, approximately $75 worth of teaching materials, unlimited replays, valuable expertise from presenters, and a priceless community full of like-minded English teachers.



Class Curriculum



You asked and we listened. Due to an outpour of requests to be able to attend this workshop virtually, we vowed to make it possible! We have been hard at work taking what we do at the live workshops and building a library of PD in video format. To make our virtual attendees feel just as special as our live guests, we are going to include last season's content, this season's content, and any future season's content to your Teachable account. We will also add you to our private Facebook group so that you can mingle and collaborate with both our live and virtual Wonder Workshop educators.

We hope that you join us!

Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts on May 19, 2019 and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
Do you offer refunds?
Since our entire course doesn't open until June 20th, we will not offer any refunds on presales. Once the course opens, if you have worked through all of the modules and feel that you are deserve a refund, then you may write to us.

Your Instructor


Ashley Bible
Ashley Bible

Ashley Bible is a high school English teacher who strives to build a creative learning environment for her secondary students.


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