Since 1999 Harmony Schoolhouse has provided professional development and conference workshops for educators in the areas of English language arts, special education, visual and auditory processing, and cognitive structures/executive functions
In 2006 Harmony Schoolhouse began publishing curriculum resources.
Currently Harmony Schoolhouse is collaborating with school districts on the implementation of the new English Language Arts Common Core Standards and curriculum. Curriculum resources include Common Core Standards alignment for Houghton Mifflin Reading and Special Education reorganization of McGraw Hill Wonders curriculum.
Kathleen McKinnon M.Ed.
Kathleen McKinnon is an educator with over 20 years experience as a business owner, author, and special education teacher. After her career in the classroom, she created and operated a successful educational service business before transitioning into a career in professional development and publishing. Kathleen has presented at numerous conferences and workshops in California and across the nation. Her focus is language arts, the development of cognitive structures, visual and auditory processing skills and their association with reading disabilities. She enjoys visiting classrooms, modeling instruction and coaching teachers in best practices.
In 2006, Kathleen developed and published, Meeting Goals and Objectives Using Houghton Mifflin Reading. This resource is a time saving tool for locating and developing lessons that meet the many needs of students who struggle with learning to read. It is intended to assist special education teachers, combination classroom teachers, reading specialists, reading coaches, intervention/RtI teachers in planning and organizing lessons to meet the diverse needs of their students.
A Teacher Resource Disk is also included and contains fluency phrases using key vocabulary grades 1-6, comprehensive vocabulary lists K-6, lesson plan templates for differentiating instruction, and much more.
This useful resource is being used throughout the state of California in the following districts and schools:
Chula Vista Elementary School District Val Verde Unified School District
Garden Grove Unified School District Monte Diablo Unified School District
Kings Canyon Unified School District Menifee Union School District
Jurupa Unified School District Lodi Unified School District
San Jacinto Unified School District Chino Valley Unified School Districts
Alvord Unified School District Fresno Unified School Dstrict
Corona-Norco Unified School District Alameda County Office Ed.
Ontario-Montclair School District Perris Elementary School District
Conejo Unified School District San Yisidro Unified School District Ocean View School District Cupertino Union School District
Visalia Unified School District San Lorenzo Unified School District
San Luis Coastal Unified School District Vallejo City Unified School District
Desert Sands Unified School District Cajon Valley Union School District
Coast Union School District South Bay Union School District
Alta Unified School District San Bernardino County Office of Ed.
Somis Union School District Tulare County Office of Education
Orcutt Unified School District Sylvan Union School District Norwalk–La Mirada Unified School District Clovis Unified School District
Dennis Earl Elementary, Turlock Unified School District