Secondary Reading League

Leaders for Literacy in Grades 6-12

Upcoming 20-21 SRL Events Calendar - Details Below

  • Day of Reading with Cornelius Minor: Postponed until Fall 2021
  • @Disruption_Edu with Jim Roscoe and Jeff Schagrin: Virtual, December 8th, 6-8pm
  • The Marshall Memo with Kim Marshall: Virtual, January 12th, 4-6pm
  • Samira Ahmed: Virtual, February 9th, 6-8pm
  • To register for any of these events: https://secondaryreadingleague.square.site/
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Equitable Learning with Disruption EDU

Tuesday, Dec. 8th, 6-8pm

This is an online event.

2 CPDUs - Online Event

To register: https://secondaryreadingleague.square.site/


Registration Fees:

$20 - members

$65 - non-members (includes IRC/SRL membership)


We can make learning more equitable by disrupting what is traditional.


The Secondary Reading League and DisruptionEDU are excited to bring you an online workshop that will revitalize your thinking and your teaching! Please join us for an inspirational and practical workshop December 8, 2020 via Zoom from 6:00-8:00pm CST.


And, in the meantime, check out #WhyandWill @DisruptionEDU on Twitter or at www.disruptionedu.com.


Dr. Jim Roscoe and Dr. Jeff Schagrin have been featured by the School Superintendents’ Association and have continued to share their inspirational message through their work at their own high school, as well as through their teaching at local colleges and universities, their consulting work with other high schools in Illinois, and via means such as Twitter @Disruption_EDU

Their credibility remains in the fact that the voices of their students are what they value most.

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Making Assessments that Matter with Kim Marshall, of the Marshall Memo

Tuesday, Jan. 12th 2021 at 4-6pm

This is an online event.

2 CPDUs - Online Event

To register: https://secondaryreadingleague.square.site/


Registration Fees:

$15 - members

$60 - non-members (includes IRC/SRL membership)



Making Assessments that Matter

This workshop argues that using assessments and assessment data correctly is the key to addressing three equity issues: (a) Curriculum knowledge and skill gaps; (b) teachers’ acceptance of responsibility for student achievement; (c) and the Matthew effect: gaps and accountability issues that specifically impact students with disadvantages.


Here are the ways assessments can be used to address those issues:


• Leveling the playing field:

- Preventing knowledge and skill gaps

- Fostering a growth mindset

- Building students’ self-reliance

• Improving learning in real time:

- Spotting and fixing student struggles during lessons

- Improving retention through the “retrieval effect”

- Leveraging peer instruction

• Shifting the conversation to results:

- Generating graphic displays of student learning

- Providing substance for teacher team collaboration

- Helping principals supervise with an eye to learning


Each of these nine depends on specific aspects of the school environment: high-quality assessments, time for teachers to meet, a medium-stakes teaching-and-learning environment, wise supervision and coaching, skillful facilitation, non-defensive reflection, and constant fine-tuning.


As classroom teachers, these needs can be communicated with our administrators and instructional coaches all with the goal of achieving high levels of student learning and closing the achievement gap.

Author Chat: Samira Ahmed

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Tuesday, Feb. 9th 2021 at 6-8pm

This is an online event.


2 CPDUs - Online event

To register: https://secondaryreadingleague.square.site/


Registration Fees:

$15 - members

$60 - non-members (includes IRC/SRL membership)


Join us for a chat with Samira Ahmed on February 9 from 6-8pm via Zoom.


Samira is the New York Times bestselling author of Love, Hate, & Other Filters (2018); Internment (March 2019); and Mad, Bad, & Dangerous to Know (April 2020).



Samira believes that literacy is the foundation of democracy and social justice.



#writeherstory

www.samiraahmed.com

Upcoming 2020-2021 SRL Events

  • Day of Reading with Cornelius Minor: Postponed
  • @Disruption_Edu with Jim Roscoe and Jeff Schagrin: Virtual, December 8th, 6-8pm
  • The Marshall Memo with Kim Marshall: Virtual, January 12th, 4-6pm
  • Samira Ahmed: Virtual, February 9th, 6-8pm
  • To register for any of these events: https://secondaryreadingleague.square.site/

Day of Reading is Postponed

We made the tough decision to cancel our event with Cornelius Minor. We have postponed it until next fall. In the mean time, feel free to sign up for one of our other events.