6-12 Literacy Update

November 14, 2014

6-12 Literacy Department Chair Meeting

Teacher approved, research-based professional development that supports educators in utilizing digital resources and proven instructional practices to enhance student learning.

MyPLC Course Number 156154

Monday, November 17, 2014

4:30 pm | Eastern Standard Time (New York, GMT-05:00) | 1 hr

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Running with the Story 5K Run/Walk for Literacy

Saturday, Nov. 15th, 8-10am

1342 Worchester Dr NE

Atlanta, GA

The Run/Walk is sponsored by the Literacy Alliance of Metro Atlanta (LAMA), a coalition of more than 30 organizations, including Atlanta Fulton Public Library, seeking to achieve 100% literacy for the adults and families they serve.

Register online at literacyallianceatlanta.org.

The theme for this year’s event is “Running with the Story” and participants are encouraged to come dressed as a character from a favorite book. Prizes will be given for the best costumes, as well as for race winners in seven age categories.

Read 180 Demonstration Classroom

On Wednesday Dr. Velenaia Koffi and Mrs. Tonetta Green hosted our first Read 180 Demonstration Classroom! These demonstration classrooms allow us to share effective teaching practices and learn from each other. Dr. Koffi and her students provided us with a real-time model of the instructional block: software rotation, small group, and modeled and independent reading. (See the gallery below.)

Please let Dr. Hill know if you would like to set up a demonstration classroom observation.