Literacy Empowers!

Erin Olson (@eolsonteacher) & Jill Sundblad (@jsundblad)

Prairie Lakes Area Education Agency

What: Read. Be Inspired. Do Something Inspiring. (course number 7382)

When: Thursday, August 7 & Friday, August 8, 8:00-4:30

Where: PLAEA, 824 Flindt Dr., Storm Lake, IA 50588


Reading for a Purpose...

Literacy is a source of empowerment. Reading instruction should provide avenues for student voice and choice. It should, and it can. Teachers will be given Olson's designed and instructed conceptual unit: Read Something, Be Inspired, Do Something Inspiring. Reading strategies and reading lenses along with digital technologies including, but not limited to: backchanneling and blogging will be modeled and practiced as avenues to make thinking and comprehension transparent. Teachers will experience text, technology, and service as authentic avenues for implementing the Common Core standards.