Leslie E. Laud, EdD

Founding Director, thinkSRSD; Adjunct Professor, Columbia University; Former Learning Specialist, United Nations International School; Co-Author, Releasing Writers: Evidence-Based Strategies for Developing Self-Regulated Writers (2020) and Using Formative Assessment to Differentiate Middle School Literacy Instruction (2012); Editor, Differentiated Instruction in Literacy, Math, and Science (2011)


Teaching Purposeful Brains

Virtual Conference  April 17-18, 2021

Literacy & Student Agency

Strengthening Overall Literacy Achievement by Focusing on Self-Efficacy, Agency, Relevance, and Authenticity

Schooling the Self

New York, NY  April 8-10, 2021

What Works in Writing Instruction

Online Seminar  May 8, 2020-N/A

Schooling Social Brains

The Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel, New York, NY  May 3-5, 2019

Writing, Peers, & Social Awareness

Build Social Awareness and Peer Relationships Through Your Writing Instruction!

Structured Writing Instruction That Works

White Plains, NY  December 6, 2019-N/A

Educating Mindful Minds

Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel, New York, NY  April 19-21, 2018

Mindful Writing & Self-Regulation

Evidence-Based Practices for Developing Mindful, Self-Regulating Student Writers

Positive, Resilient Minds

Held at the Crystal Gateway Marriott Hotel in Arlington, VA  April 7-9, 2017

Engaged, Empowered Minds:

Held at the Westin Copley Place Hotel in Boston, MA  November 17-19, 2016