Literacy Leaders Team Intensive

Disciplinary literacy in the context of the Common Core


CEDER is excited to announce the Literacy Leaders Team Intensive workshop series. We invite secondary level instructional leaders to build and bring teams of teachers from their districts and/or schools to explore research supported practices to develop disciplinary literacy across the curriculum. ISD consultants and coaches, as well district and school-level instructional leaders, will have the opportunity to learn about disciplinary literacy and effective instructional practices side-by-side with classroom teachers and then collaboratively plan ways to both implement this work at the classroom level as well as scale it up over time.

Come review the latest research, engage in conversation and planning, and develop a literacy lead team!

Join Dr. Elizabeth Moje, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Literacy, Language and Culture at the University of Michigan's School of Education and an internationally recognized expert in disciplinary literacy, to learn more about disciplinary literacy and to situate disciplinary literacy instruction in the context of the Common Core and other standards documents. Dr. Moje will share a framework for thinking about disciplinary literacy, engage you in conversation and group processing, and provide you with ideas you can use in your districts, schools, and classrooms. We will also provide team building and planning activities to support the integration of disciplinary practices across the four core content areas. This is a two day event happening on August 4 and 5, 2016.

Registration for the two day session will cost $200.00 for those people who register BEFORE June 30 (payment can be sent later). After June 30, registration will increase to $250.00. Your registration fee includes a subscription to the School of Education’s Teaching and Learning Exploratory (TLE), an online library of teaching videos with tools for engagement and sharing, as well as basic instruction on how to use the TLE.

During the intensive, we will engage with the following questions:

*How DO literacy practices differ across content areas and disciplines?

*How do we design and implement learning activities that are aligned to content expectations and also support disciplinary literacy in different content areas?

*What instructional practices for disciplinary literacy are supported by the research base and how can I promote them in our schools and classrooms? How can we best support and develop academic vocabulary in this context?

*What are the limitations of the current research base with respect to secondary literacy?

*How do we develop disciplinary literacy for all students, not just advanced learners?

*How do we support and promote this work across multiple contexts?

Literacy Leadership Institute

Thursday, Aug. 4th, 9am-3:30pm

Room TBD, School of Education, University of Michigan, East University Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI, United States

The second session will be held on August 5, 2016, same time and same place.

Registration site:

Contact Darin Stockdill (, CEDER Design Coordinator, with questions about session content and format.

Center for Education Design, Evaluation, and Research