Inclusive Literacy by Design
CCIL Statewide Resources - November's Theme: Barriers
Four Ways to Engage
To that end, whether you have 5 or 45 minutes to engage, this monthly newsletter will orient you to four ways to expand your repertoire every month based on the following thematically-linked topics:
- August: Assessment
- September: Mindset
- October: Goal-Setting
- November: Barriers
- December: Options
- January: Expert Learning
- February: Self-Reflection
- March: Literacy Across the Curriculum
- April: Meaning Making
- May: Writing
Below you will find the four resources related to this month's topic: Barriers. These resources include the following:
- The Got a Minute? Learning Series - flexibly designed PD modules
- A featured resource from the Learning Designed website, CAST's online platform for sharing resources
- A free monthly webinar series delivered by CCIL Implementation Specialists
- Top Tips! - A handy publication highlighting best practices linked to the monthly theme
We'd love to hear your feedback about the resources, as it will inform how we continue to structure these statewide resources.
Your CCIL colleagues, Shamryn, Becky, Elisa, Elise, and Wyatt
Time is an educator's kryptonite!
The Got a Minute? Learning Series recognizes this challenge and provides educators with the flexibility to choose their learning pathway based on the amount of time they have available. The series is designed around chunks of time. Each module is divided into 10, 20 and 45 minutes of Learning.
The overall goals of the Got a Minute? Learning Series are to:
- Deepen understanding of inclusive literacy practices and strategies
Explore best practices to support all learners
Apply learning by designing or revising a product to support all learners
The series can be utilized by individual educators, a group of colleagues, or school teams as the same content is provided in both google slides and online course options.
Deepen Understanding of the Topic
the what and the why of the topic
Explore Best Practices on the Topic
the how of the topic
Learn by Designing or Revising a Product
the application of the learning about the topic
Learning Designed Highlighted Feature
Top Tips! for Inclusive Literacy by Design
Top Tips! presents best practices related to the monthly thematic topic. This month's one-doc- stop highlights seven tips for creating flexible, engaging, and relevant assessments. Be sure to check out the quick-read to learn more about universally designed assessments and connections specific to the California Assessment System.
Starting in September, on the second Monday of every month, we will offer a webinar related to the monthly topic. This 9-part series is especially relevant as we welcome students back to classrooms. We will explore how to support the literacy development of all students in inclusive and equitable learning environments through the lens of Universal Design for Learning. Educators grappling with accelerating learning in the face of barriers and student variability will find this series timely and relevant.
Upcoming Webinar: Barriers- November 8, 2021 3:30 - 4:30 PM PT
Identifying barriers is essential to designing and facilitating equitable learning environments. In this session, we will explore how to anticipate barriers and examine strategies to minimize barriers in service of literacy development and content-area knowledge.