Essential Practices

for Disciplinary Literacy in the Secondary Classroom

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Regional One-Day Institute

Featuring Dr. Elizabeth Moje and Dr. Darin Stockdill from the University of Michigan


This professional learning event will be open to instructional coaches, central office administrators, building administrators, and teacher leaders, as well as Intermediate School District Consultants, institutions of higher education, and professional organizations that support mathematics, science, social studies, and English language arts instruction across Michigan. Learning will be facilitated by lead researchers Dr. Elizabeth Moje and Dr. Darin Stockdill, along with Disciplinary Literacy Task Force members, to strengthen and bring coherence to the work occurring around literacy in secondary classrooms. Participants are encouraged to attend the institute at any of the locations listed below. Remote sites will be hosted at ISDs across the state to connect with the learning virtually and will be facilitated by Disciplinary Literacy Task Force members. Wayne RESA is honored to host the presenters in-person, allowing a uniquely interactive learning opportunity for all that attend.

During this one-day institute, participants will:

  • Generate an initial understanding and awareness of disciplinary literacy and the Disciplinary Literacy Essentials document

  • Expand understanding of research around adolescent literacy needs

  • Experience a compelling vision of what this might look like in the classroom

  • Consider implementation within current context

March 10, 2020 Information

When: March 10, 2020 from 8:30am-3:00pm


Host Location:

Wayne RESA

Boyd Auditorium

33500 Van Born Road, Wayne, MI 48184


Site Locations:

Alpena-Montmorency-Alcona ESD

Calhoun ISD

Clare-Gladwin RESA

Lenawee ISD

Muskegon Area ISD

Ottawa Area ISD

Saginaw ISD

Copper Country ISD

Delta Schoolcraft ISD

Dickinson Iron ISD

Eastern Upper Peninsula ISD

Gogebic Ontonagon ISD

Marquette Alger RESA

Menominee County ISD


SCECHs pending

Coffee and lunch provided

Cost: $25

For additional information about the event, please contact Jenelle Williams or Dave Krebs.

February 13, 2020 Information

When: February 13, 2020 from 8:30am-3:00pm


Host Location:

Wayne County Community College District--Ted Scott Campus

9555 Haggerty Road, Belleville, MI, USA


Site Locations:

Clare-Gladwin Regional Educational Services Agency

Kent Intermediate School District

Muskegon Area Intermediate School District

Saginaw Intermediate School District

St. Clair County Regional Educational Services Agency

St. Joseph County Intermediate School District


SCECHs pending

Coffee and lunch provided

Cost: $25


*This workshop will be offered again on March 10, 2020. The March date will be open to instructional coaches, central office administrators, building administrators, and teacher leaders, as well as Intermediate School District Consultants. Scroll down to find more information about the March 10 offering.