Blending Literacy and Science Together with Technology

Why Come?

Balanced literacy is deep-rooted in the belief that teachers should be constantly aware of students' individual needs and progress. Blending Literacy and Science with Technology participants will understand how to meet the needs of diverse learners. This workshop is designed to address literacy in science, blending oral and written communication skills while pairing ELA with content area reading. We will explore PBL and how to implement it in the Elementary Classroom effectively.

Within this workshop participants will learn how to blend literature, content area reading, and technology together to meet the needs of diverse learners. The emphasis will be on curriculum alignment and assessment. Utilizing technology tools (Nearpod, Google Classroom, See Saw, and many more) as catalysts for learning within the classroom. Please bring a device with you to class and some of your favorite literature both fiction and nonfiction. Part of the workshop will be spent creating a unit for your classroom.

B`L`A`S`T`T` Workshop- ED588W

Monday, June 27th, 8:30am to Tuesday, June 28th, 3:30pm

2550 Lander Road

Pepper Pike, OH

This course is offered at Ursuline college and the cost is $175.00 for one graduate credit. Each session runs from 8:30-3:30. Please bring a device with you and any literature you want to explore. To register for this workshop call Rose Call at 440-646-8180 or email her at Certificates for attendance will be provided.


Day 1

~Introduction of BLAST goal setting

~Using Science Inquiry in English/Language Arts

~Using literature you love in the science classroom

~How to blend oral and written communication skills within the science curriculum.

~ How to support students’ language and literacy through science notebooks, technical writing, interactive journals, and e-portfolios.

~Assessment-Beginning with the end in mind

Day 2

~Recap of Day 1

~Extending learning using technology

~Technology tools and tips

~ Project Design & Unit Creation


I am the 2014 Ohio State Finalist for the Presidential Award in Science. In addition to teaching third grade for Mentor Public Schools I work as a Science Network Regional Leader for the Ohio Department of Education. In 2014 I was awarded the Lake County Lubrizol Science Teacher of the Year Award. I am a Master Teacher and received Excellence in Teaching in 2008 from Mentor Schools. teaching. I have a masters in Curriculum and Instruction and I am currently working on my Administration Degree. I have presented at conferences at the local, state, and national level. My presentations are interactive infusing technology to embrace a blended learning approach. I love sharing and look forward to working with you.