Secondary English Weekly #23
VOLUME THREE, ISSUE TWENTY-THREE /March 15-19, 2021
Monday, March 15th
- African American Read-In Host Report Card submission form DUE
- CCS Teacher-led PD Teaching Argumentation in the Classroom 3-5PM, Session 1 Join Here.
- StudySync Webinar Differentiation for All Learners: StudySync Support for ELs and Students with IEPs 7-7:30PM Register
Tuesday, March 16th
- CCS Teacher-led PD Teaching Argumentation in the Classroom 3-5PM, Session 2 Join Here.
Thurber House: Young Writers' Studio For High School Students 6:30-8:30 PM Register
- StudySync Webinar: StudySync Basic Training - Understanding the Reading Routine
7-7:30 PM — Register
- STUDYSYNC ASK-AN-EXPERT CCS-ONLY SESSION: 3:30-4:00 PM CCS-only Ask-an-Expert Sessions Zoom Link (ID: 985 4912 8122; Passcode: 399075)
- StudySync Webinar: Refresh Your Routines: Backwards Planning for Close Reading 7-7:30 PM — Register
- The Columbus Metropolitan Library's Carnegie Author Series: Author Talks Imbolo Mbue (Behold the Dreamers) 3pm, Virtual, Register Here.
- Folger Teaching Here’s to Black Women Poets, Part II. May We Know Them. May We Read Them. May We Teach Them, 8 PMThis 30-minute workshop is exclusively for Teacher Members. Info here. Become a Teacher Member
Saturday, March 20th
THURBER HOUSE Winter Writing Wizards for Grades 6-8 Register 10-11:30AM and/or 12-1:20PM
New Feature: You can now Record Your Teacher Feedback in StudySync
There is a new video feature in StudySync for feedback. Open StudySync using the Chrome browser to record personalized video feedback for students in your teacher reviews. Click the “Record Video Response” button, wait for the 3-2-1 countdown, and start recording. You will need to allow access to your mic and video. Students will see your video feedback alongside any written feedback and/or the rubric. Use the "Restart" button to re-record your feedback. Adjust the video settings to remove the countdown feature. Here is a Teacher Video Feedback tutorial so you can make the most of this new tool.
honors english 9 teachers-your opinion wanted-Deadline Extended to Wednesday, March 17
Meghan Kelly, an editorial assistant at Bedford, Freeman & Worth High School Publishers, is looking for teachers using our Honors English 9 adopted text, Foundations of Language & Literature, who would be willing to provide feedback on their experience with the book. This would be a comprehensive review and would take roughly two hours. The review is due by March 17th. In recognition of your time and expertise, Bedford would offer you a $200 honorarium. If you are interested, email Meghan (email@example.com) and she will send the survey link.
CCS TEACHER-FACILITATED PD
- Presenter: Kriston Crombie Stotik
- Date/Time: March 15 & 16, 2021 from 3:00-5:00 p.m.
- Location: Zoom: https://ccsoh-us.zoom.us/j/87583323326?pwd=OG5aL3NqSVRLU2Y5Qjg2M2dOZ3ZuUT09, Meeting ID: 875 8332 3326 Passcode: 317880 One tap mobile +13126266799,,87583323326# 317880#
- Target Audience: High School and Middle School content area teachers
- Middle and high school teachers (all content areas) will be shown how to introduce and teach argumentation in their classroom. This program is not an add on; rather, it is a method that teachers can weave into their current lessons in such a way that students will become proficient at generating claims and supporting them with valid evidence.
Corwin Virtual Reading Comprehension Summer Institute
Join Doug Fisher, Nancy Frey, and Nicole Law at the Virtual Reading Comprehension Institute on June 21-25, 2021 from 12-4 PM for a deep dive into evidence-based reading instruction that provides a structured framework developed to teach the foundational skills of reading while developing the motivation and critical reasoning students need to become lifelong readers. Here is the lineup of sessions:
- What Does It Mean to Comprehend a Text?
- What Instructional Strategies Promote Students’ Comprehension of Text?
- What Should Be the Next Steps for Students Who Struggle to Comprehend?
- Writers Read Better
- Writers Read Better Part 2
Cost: $299. Learn More/Register Here.
JUST DRIVE PSA CONTEST
Impact Teen Drivers invites young people to create original works showcasing their SOLUTIONS or STRATEGIES to fix the very real problem of distracted driving. Thanks to the generous support from NJM Insurance Group, students aged 14-22 can enter a 30-second PSA into the individual category and win up to $5,000 in the form of an educational grant!
In addition to the individual category, teachers and advisors who participate in a distracted driving social media campaign with their students can win up to $10,000 for their classroom/school.
- SCHOOL APPLICATION DEADLINE: MARCH 31ST (FIRST 20 SCHOOLS ENTERED GET A $500 EDUCATIONAL INCENTIVE GRANT)
- STUDENT CONTEST CLOSES: WEDNESDAY, APRIL 14, 2021 AT 5:00 P.M. (ET)
- ONLINE VOTING OPENS: THURSDAY, APRIL 15, 2021 AT 10:00 A.M. (ET)
- ONLINE VOTING CLOSES: THURSDAY, APRIL 22, 2021 AT 5:00 P.M. (ET)
PAST FOUNDATION FOCUS GROUPS
On behalf of RemotEdX and the Ohio Department of Education, the PAST Foundation is conducting focus groups with educators, parents and student to hear about their experience with education during this challenging time. Your voice is essential to help develop resources and strategies to support student learning across the state of Ohio. Please visit this link to register for a virtual focus group: Ohio Listening Tour. Unable to make a virtual focus group? You can fill out this survey so that your voice can still be heard: Educator Survey.
For questions about this project, contact Maria Green Cohen, Director of Research at
The PAST Foundation, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
STUDYSYNC'S LIBRARY HAS MANY TEXTS BY WOMEN AUTHORS FOR YOUR CLASSROOM
- A Quick Search of the StudySync Library (filtered for WOMEN'S LITERATURE) will bring up 141 texts. This Women's Literature in StudySync Google Sheet lists those texts and many more (almost 600) that can be found inside StudySync. The list contains information about author, year published, text type, and if it is included in a StudySync Unit. Think about how you can celebrate Women's History Month through text in your classroom.
OHIO HUMANITIES: CELEBRATING WOMEN'S HISTORY-VIRTUAL EVENT
- Women's Suffrage Series. This recorded series from 2020 explores women’s suffrage through the lens of race, protest and rhetoric, politics, and forgotten figures. Each program features a different scholar of suffrage, women’s history, and social movements.
-Breaking the Political Glass Ceiling: The Frustrating, Exhausting, Amazing, & Inspiring History of Women Running for Office
-Rebels in Corsets: The Embodied Rhetoric of the Women’s Suffrage Movement
-Alice Paul, Nonviolent Protest, and the American Women’s Suffrage Movement
-Our Proper Sphere: African American Suffragists
-Helen Hamilton Gardener and the Secret History of Women’s Suffrage in America
-Bending the Color Line: The Fight for Women’s Suffrage in Ohio
FOLGER LIBRARY WEBINAR
- Folger ENCORES: Rita Dove reads from "Shakespeare's Sisters" In this video, former U.S. Poet Laureate Rita Dove reads a response to three lines that Queen Elizabeth I carved into a window during a period of confinement along with four other poems from her past collections. It was part of a 2012 exhibition entitled Shakespeare's Sisters, highlighting the remarkable if less well-known work of 15th- and 16th-century women from England and continental Europe. Click here to listen to an audio recording of the full event which included Linda Gregerson, Elizabeth Nunez, Jacqueline Osherow, Linda Pastan, and Jane Smiley offering their work in response to their early antecedents.
TEACHROCK LESSONS HIGHLIGHTING WOMEN
- FEMALE SINGER-SONGWRITERS IN THE EARLY 1970S
- WOMEN’S PERSPECTIVES IN COUNTRY AND TEJANO MUSIC
- SOUL MUSIC AND THE NEW FEMININITY
- THIRD WAVE: WOMEN’S RIGHTS AND MUSIC IN THE 1990S
- THE RISE OF THE “GIRL GROUPS”
- “PRAYING” AND THE #METOO MOVEMENT
- Looking for some great titles to help you celebrate Women's History Month? Here are some lists: MacKids School & Library, Penguin/Random House, Princeton List, ReadItForward List, and Barnes & Noble.
RAISING GIRLS' VOICES BLOG ARTICLES (NATIONAL COALITION OF GIRLS' SCHOOLS)
What are the secondary english curriculum resources?
Here is the CCS Adopted, Supplemental, and Intervention Resources List that contains all of the resources available to secondary English teachers.
- The Tier I Instructional Resources are StudySync (English 6-12) and the Bedford Texts/Launchpad (Honors and AP English).
- The Tier II Intervention Resource is Achieve3000
- The Supplemental Resources (in general) are TeachingBooks and DBQ.
You can see more about StudySync, Bedford, TeachingBooks, and DBQ below in this same section of the newsletter. This information will remain here all year for your convenience.
Visit the ELA 6-12 Webpage for all Secondary English Curriculum/Resources. You will find your COURSE FOLDERS on the Curriculum/Instructional Resources Quick Links for your Grade Level. The COURSE FOLDERS have everything you need for your courses including Curriculum Maps, Standard docs, digital novels, adopted resource trainings/tutorials, Course Intros, etc.
- Curriculum/Instructional Resources 6-8 (Quick Link on site for Middle School)
- Curriculum/Instructional Resources 9-12 (Quick Link on site for High School)
NOTE: To access many curricular and district, you must be logged into Google using your CCS credentials and not a personal account.
Content Priorities-What Matters Most in English Under the Constraints of Remote/Pandemic Teaching and Learning
Priority I: Essential Practice
significant instructional time with ELA disciplines: reading, writing, discussion
strategies/scaffolds for comprehension and composition that transfer across texts/contexts
Priority 2: Standard Alignment
questioning/activities/lessons/assessments that apply standard knowledge and skills to ELA disciplines: reading, writing, discussion
- heavier focus on targeted standards from OST
- awareness of PreAP/AP standards (Honors & AP)
Priority 3: Adopted Resource
use of StudySync (English 6-12) for integrated, on-grade-level, scaffolded lessons that inherently include Priorities 1 and 2
- use of Bedford texts/Launchpad (Honors & AP) for foundational, skill, and theme/topic lessons that that inherently include Priorities 1 and 2
-In general, the first priority focuses on the essential practices for your classroom time. The second priority lists the standards that you should focus on the most for questions, activities, lessons, and assessments using the grade-level, complex texts from your essential practice in priority one. It may be that those priority standards become your narrowed focus for the rest of the year. The third priority shows you how the adopted resources inherently meet priorities one and two. It should be noted that in StudySync, you teach all of the standards listed in priority two in the first four CORE ELA units for your grade level. It may be that you try to do just those four units instead of six this school year due to our slower pace caused by remote learning.
-Below are the slides with the priorities detailed including which standards are the most important for preparing a student to be college and career ready and to do well on the OST. You will find resource links from the CCS ELA 6-12 Webpage and our adopted resources for meeting the priorities. You will find research behind each of the priorities and why they are the most important for a narrowed focus. You will want to read through each carefully as they each contain several items of information.
CONTENT PRIORITY SLIDES FOR SECONDARY ENGLISH
-You can also find the Content Priority Slides on the ELA 6-12 Webpage in the "CCS ELA GUIDING DOCUMENTS" section of the Curriculum/Instructional Resources 6-8 and the Curriculum/Instructional Resources 9-12 Quick Link pages.
-Your classes are marked with X and Y. The X classes were for first semester and the Y classes are for second semester. If you want to change the names of your classes in StudySync, follow this guide:
-Here is information about linking StudySync to Google Classroom.
- Webinar: StudySync Google Integrations
- Teachers: Linking Your Account with Google Classroom
- Students: Linking Your Account with Google Classroom
-Here is the demo code for StudySync in case you have a student teacher, building coach, or admin that wants to see the platform and they do not have a class aligned in Clever/IC.
- DEMO: my.mheducation.com
- UN: studysync2021
- PW: MHEela21
-Remember, if you have a question that deals with CCS infrastructure as it relates to StudySync (Clever, rostering, IC, etc.), those questions would be for Tim Wangler.
Tutorials, Trainings, and Webinars
- Tutorials (Some of the most popular tutorials)
- Trainings (Recorded CCS StudySync trainings from July -February)
- Weekly FREE Webinars Several Available Each Week
- For the latest information at StudySync, sign up for the SyncUP monthly newsletter. Opt-in here: studysync.com/subscribe
- CCS-only Ask-an-Expert Sessions Zoom Link (ID: 985 4912 8122; Passcode: 399075) (Every Thursday at 3:30PM)
- Ask-an-Expert Series from McGraw Hill & StudySync
Remote/Hybrid Teaching Documents
- Hybrid Help from StudySync Help Center
- StudySync_ Asynchronous v. Synchronous–First Read
- StudySync_ Asynchronous v. Synchronous–Skill Lesson
- StudySync_ Asynchronous v. Synchronous–Close Read
- StudySync_ Asynchronous v. Synchronous–Blast
Resources/Bit.ly Links from StudySync Training Presenters
Teacher Resources from StudySync: https://bit.ly/3iZJigI
Administration Resources from StudySync: https://bit.ly/3jsuLua
Here are the finalized/updated support emails/numbers for McGraw Hill.
Teacher Support McGraw Hill
- Phone: 614.328.4805
- Email: CbusTeacherSupport@mheducation.com
Administrator Support McGraw Hill
- Phone: 614.328.4811
- Email: CbusAdministratorSupport@mheducation.com
- Phone: 800.437.3715
- Email: email@example.com
BEDFORD/LAUNCHPAD access and support
To get to Launchpad through Clever http://clever.com/in/columbuscity, click the Launchpad icon and click on the name of class/textbook. Student texts were sent to the buildings. All students have a hardback text, Honors students should also have a workbook. If you experienced problems with Launchpad since the change to second semester, those should be fixed now. Reach out to Tim Wangler if you encounter any other issues.
SupportHELP CENTER FORM: https://macmillan.force.com/bfwhighschool/s/
Trainings and Tutorials
Bedford Overviews, Slideshows, Trainings, and Tutorials
AP Professional Development Online Workshops
Updated AP Course Pacing Guides (Due to Pandemic)
TeachingBooks Access and Support
You AND your students access TeachingBooks via the Clever icon or http://clever.com/in/columbuscity. Click on the TeachingBooks icon.
UPCOMING PD (20-Minute Webinars)
- TeachingBooks Celebrates Summer Reading : March 24, 2021 11AM
- Engage and Excite Readers with TeachingBooks : April 14, 2021 11AM
- Storytime Activities from TeachingBooks : April 28, 2021 11AM
- Hidden Treasures for Learning Centers - TeachingBooks : May 12, 2021 11AM
- TeachingBooks Conversation Starters for SEL : May 26, 2021 11AM
-TeachingBooks is the tool that houses the lists of books we have in the warehouse and in the Secondary English Curriculum Office. Use this TeachingBooks Tutorial to learn how to access the CCS book lists.
- TeachingBooks also is a place to get additional novel and author resources. These Overview videos/trainings from TeachingBooks can help you understand the resources: Introduction video I Slide Presentation and Training Script.
-October 16th PD Session for CCS: Virtual and Blending Learning Recording
-February 3rd PD Session for CCS: Booklists, Virtual Ideas, and More on TeachingBooks
DBQ Literature Mini-Qs: Supplemental Resource access and support
- Open Self-Paced Courses: asynchronous course with a run time around 5 hours that aims to familiarize teachers with The DBQ Project Method.
- Open Virtual Workshops: live workshops with a DBQ Project Professional Development Lead. 2 hours long, these workshops are built to help teachers with DBQ Project material and DBQ Online with a specific focus on remote and hybrid-learning needs.
--Here is a Smore for DBQ Online Educator Support.
--Here is a Smore for DBQ Online Student Support
--Check out the newest addition to the DBQ Platform, Unit Trailers, with this sample for
MONTHLY CCS ENGLISH COURSE MEETINGS
The next course meeting day is TUESDAY, April 13th. If you have ever wanted to talk to other English teachers in the district about teaching ideas for the course(s) you instruct, now is your chance to join a Zoom session to
- see how they are making the most of our adopted resources (e. g. StudySync) to maximize student learning,
- show teaching ideas that have worked well this year,
- ask other colleagues how they are handling something you want to try, etc.
There is no set agenda for these meetings, so bring your ideas to share. The district will plan to have some Course Meetings every second, Tuesday. The remaining dates are 4/13 and 5/11. We may not be able to have every course, every month due to the available number of hosting Zoom rooms, but we will offer as many as we can. You will be able to find the ones available for each date in this newsletter the week of the meetings.
UPCOMING SHAKESPEARE WEBINARS/SUMMER WORKSHOP FROM FOLGER
Here are some FREE Webinars being offered from Folger Teaching.
- Shakespeare to Malcolm X: Helping ALL Students Grapple with Race and Complex Texts Thursday, March 25th at 8PM Light up your classroom, online and in real life. Learn how to set up a zone of student-centered, language-focused discovery. Let your students amaze you with their ability to make meaning from texts, all on their own. Experience firsthand a subversive, equitable way of getting students inside the language of complex texts. A way that works to engage and excite EVERY learner. A method beloved by teachers and students everywhere. An approach to teaching literary and informational texts that thousands of educators have called “transformative” and “life-changing.” Work through the same strategically scaffolded sequence of activities that you will do with your students, whether you’re online, in person, or hybrid. Engage with an intentionally created text set including such writers as Amanda Gorman, Yaa Gyasi, Julia Alvarez, Kazim Ali, Malcolm X, William Shakespeare, Jason Reynolds, Mary Shelley, and Suji Kwok Kim. Walk away with techniques you can use tomorrow and every day to help ALL students read with skill and confidence. Join the Folger community of brilliant, curious, caring, and committed teachers, and gain colleagues, ideas, and resources that will inspire you for the rest of your teaching life. Register here!
Here is another Webinar being offered from Folger Teaching as part of their membership ($40/year). Become a Teacher Member
- Here’s to Black Women Poets, Part II. May We Know Them. May We Read Them. May We Teach Them. March 18, 2021 at 8:00PM You may know Gwendolyn Brooks, but do you know Lucille Clifton? Join poet, instructor, and the Folger’s own Poetry Coordinator Teri Cross Davis along with Maryam Trowell, Manager of Teacher and Student Programs, for the second exploration of Black women poets you know and those you should be teaching. Immerse yourself in the words of Black women poets in America, get your questions answered, and walk away with ideas for a text set that will spark the ears, eyes, and the minds of your students. This 30-minute workshop is exclusively for Teacher Members. Info here.
OHIO PUBLIC RADIO/TV SPEAKING OPPORTUNITY FOR YOUR CLASSROOMS
Andy Chow with Ohio Public Radio/TV would like to start a speaking/outreach program where he and his colleague talk to high school students about the career possibilities in journalism and broadcasting. They would visit your classes (virtually) to talk about the careers and answer any questions. If you are interested in this, please reach out to Andy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
OCTELA 2021-RECORDED SESSIONS NOW AVAILABLE FOR ATTENDEES/MEMBERS
The Ohio Council of Teachers of English Language Arts sessions from OCTELA 21 are available at their site for members of OCTELA who registered for the conference. Visit the CONFERENCE PORTAL to access the recordings.
OHIO LITERACY ACADEMY 2021-RECORDED SESSIONS NOW AVAILABLE
The Ohio Department of Education is offering all content from the Ohio Literacy Academy 2021 to all Ohio educators. Visit the Ohio Literacy Academy 2021 page to learn more about the content offerings, access videos, see the viewing guides, and take note of further content to be added in March and May. This Vimeo site: Ohio Literacy Academy 2021 on-demand videos has over 35 sessions that you can view. Districts, schools, and early childhood education programs are encouraged to use these resources as part of a comprehensive professional learning plan. Here are the sessions that were included in the 6-12 and multi-age bands:
- Writing Development Viewing Guide and Video Links; Presentation Slides
- Reading Intervention for Older Students Viewing Guide and Video Links; Presentation Slides
- Building a Literacy Culture Viewing Guide and Video Links; Presentation Slides
- Supporting ALL Learners to Build Literacy Skills in the Content Area Classroom Viewing Guide and Video Links; Presentation Slides
- Culturally Responsive Practices and Text Sets Viewing Guide and Video Links; Presentation Slides
NBCT PD OFFERINGS FROM CCS TEACHERS
-Check out the current offerings HERE.
BOOKS AUTHOR EVENTS
Here is the line-up for the upcoming author events at Gramercy Books on Main Street in Bexley.
- Patricia Engel (Infinite Country) March 23, 7pm Get Tickets
- Angus Fletcher (Wonderworks: The 25 Most Powerful Inventions in the History of Literature) March 30, 7pm Get Tickets
- Melissa Febos (Girlhood) April 7, 7pm Get Tickets
- Judy Batalion (The Light of Days: The Untold Story of Women Resistance Fighters in Hitler's Ghettos) April 14, 7pm Get Tickets
- Katilyn Greenidge (Libertie) April 28, 7pm Get Tickets
- Kale Williams (The Loneliest Polar Bear: A True Story of Survival and Peril on the Edge of a Warming World) May 13, 7pm Get Tickets
- Paula McLain (The Paris Wife) May 20, 7pm Get Tickets
THE COLUMBUS METROPOLITAN LIBRARY'S CARNEGIE AUTHOR SERIES: AUTHOR TALKS
Here is the rest of the supurb line-up for this season.
Registration will open soon for the rest of these author talks at the Carnegie Author Series site.
- Hanif Abdurraqib (They Can't Kill Us Until They Kill Us), June 13, 2pm
- Lisa Wingate (Before We Were Yours), August 29, 2pm
- Wil Haygood (Tigerland), October 7, 7pm; Remember this is the book about East High School. You could plan to read it at the beginning of next school year and have your students attend his author talk.
- Brit Bennett (The Vanishing Half) December 5, 2pm
NCTE/LIBRARY OF CONGRESS WEBINAR WITH US POET LAUREATE
Join NCTE and the LOC us for a special webinar on "Teaching Poetry: Living Nations, Living Words" on Wednesday, March 24, at 4 PM. Living Nations, Living Words is the signature project of US Poet Laureate Joy Harjo. Leading the discussion will be specialists from the Library of Congress and members of the National Council of Teachers of English and the National Council for the Social Studies. This event is open to the public; NCTE membership not required. Register HERE.
OHIO TEACHER OF THE YEAR: NOMINATIONS OPEN
The Ohio Teacher of the Year program annually identifies exceptional teachers and celebrates their effective, inspiring work both inside and outside of the classroom. The Department currently is accepting nominations for this prestigious honor. Submit nominations by April 9.
TEACHING IN TAIWAN PROGRAM
Through a memorandum of understanding with Taiwan’s Ministry of Education, the Ohio Department of Education and the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO) in Chicago invite Ohio English language arts, English as a second language and world language teachers to apply to the Teaching English in Taiwan Program. The program seeks new, experienced, and recently retired teachers who hold current Ohio licensure. Educators selected to work in Taiwan will teach English to elementary or middle school students for one academic year. Teaching contracts are from 10 to 11 months, depending on the placement.
CORWIN'S MONDAY FREE WEBINAR SERIES
-Highlighted Session Learning Happens When Students Question Monday, May 10, 2021 - 3:30pm, Presented by Jackie Walsh
THE EAST ASIAN STUDIES CENTER AT THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY is pleased to offer free opportunities for K-12 teachers in Summer 2021. These seminars fill quickly, so register early.
JULY 12-23, 2021: NCTA “The Journey of East Asia: Adventures Through Stories, Games, and Maps”
- Website: http://easc.osu.edu/ncta
- Applications received by April 30, 2020 (or when filled) will be given priority
- Application link: online link
- Flyer: NCTA-Ohio-2021-Flyer.pdf
JUNE 7-18, 2021: Global Teacher Seminar: “Global Social Justice, Activism, and Protests”
- Application Deadline: April 2021 (or when filled) online link at website below
- Application: Available soon – to be put on a list to be notified when application is ready, click here
- Website: https://easc.osu.edu/events/global-teacher-seminar-2021
AMLE INSTITUTE FOR MIDDLE LEVEL LEADERSHIP
AMLE will host an Institute for Middle Level Leadership July 11-14 at Renaissance Orlando at Sea World in Florida. In addition to providing unparalleled training for middle school leaders and teams, the Institute will also be an opportunity for educators to reflect and grow from this past year’s challenges and look to the future. Registration is open! Space will be limited due to social distancing, to save your spot get your name on the list today. Reserve your Spot.
In addition to providing world-class faculty who will provide personalized coaching on the most pressing topics in middle school education, this Institute will be a unique opportunity for attendees to receive in-depth training on AMLE’s newly updated foundational text, The Successful Middle School: This We Believe.
BULK BOOKSTORE GIVEAWAY
HERE is the contest to win $500 in Books.
HERE is the grant opportunity to win $1,000 in Books
AMLE STORE CUPON
Use MLEM21 at checkout for 20% off AMLE store where shipping is always free for AMLE members. During the entire month of March all orders will receive a bonus FREE copy of The Successful Middle School: This We Believe.
TEACHINGBOOKS BLOG-CONTESTS AND GIVEAWAYS
HERE are the highlighted contests and giveaways for March 2021.
WE ARE TEACHERS-CONTESTS AND GIVEAWAYS
HERE are the highlighted contests and giveaways.
SIJO STUDENT COMPETITIONS AND TEACHER WORKSHOPS OFFERED BY EAST ASIAN STUDIES CENTER AT THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY
The East Asian Studies Center at The Ohio State University is excited to announce a new self-paced, asynchronous workshop, SIJO (Korean Poetry) for teachers and the Ohio Sijo Student Competition for K-12 students. If students are new to SIJO there are materials available to help them learn about and write Sijo poetry.
Feb – May 1, 2021: “Ohio Sijo (Korean Poetry) Student Competition”
- Who: Any K-12 student in Ohio
- Where: Online submission
- When: Deadline May 1, 2021
- What: Students will learn about Sijo (Korean Poetry) and create their own original Sijo for submission. Prizes for 1st ($250) and 2nd ($150) place in two divisions (high school and elementary/middle school). Teachers of place winners will receive $100 of Korea-related materials.
- Sijo Introduction: Online Materials
- Website: Ohio Sijo Student Competition
- Online submission (required): online link
- Flyer: Ohio Sijo Student Competition
- Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/OSUEASC
Feb – May 1, 2021: “Sijo (Korean Poetry) Workshop”
- Who: Any educator in any state (pre-service and in-service teachers, librarians, administrators, others)
- Where: Online
- When: Self-paced, asynchronous (2 contact hours), Deadline May 1, 2021
- What: Teachers will learn about the history and structure of Sijo (Korean Poetry) and how to teach it to their students through online lectures, presentations, examples, and teaching materials. Information about the 2021 Ohio Sijo Competition will be included as well.
- Website: Sijo Teacher Workshop
- Registration (required): online link
- Flyer: Sijo Teacher Workshop 2021
THURBER HOUSE SUMMER WRITING CAMP FOR GRADES 6-9CCS students are encouraged to work with artists, teachers, and professional authors over five days filled with fun activities designed to develop every young writer’s talent at one of the Thurber Summer Writing Camps. This year, they're offering two options to enjoy camp: virtual OR in-person. The in-person and virtual camps are almost identical in activities, so students should only register for one week either for in-person or online.
- ✎ In-person camps will be held at Thurber Center, 91 Jefferson Avenue, Columbus, OH 43215, from 9:00 am–12:00 pm. For parking and accessibility information, click here.
- ✎ Virtual camps will be held on Zoom from 1:00 pm–4:00 pm Eastern Time. You don't have to be in Ohio during the time of the camp to join the virtual camps.
RISING 4TH–6TH GRADERS July 12–16, July 19–23, July 26–30, OR Aug. 2–6
- In-person camp (Thurber Center): 9:00 am–12:00 pm
- Virtual camp (Zoom): 1:00–4:00 pm Eastern Time
- They've packed your week full of so many writing adventures that you might get writer's cramp! They have mysteries for you to solve, new poetry styles for you to try, ghost stories to write, fairy tales to rewrite, and more. Tuition: $175
RISING 7TH–9TH GRADERS June 7–11, June 14–18, June 21–25, OR June 28–July 2
- In-person camp (Thurber Center): 9:00 am–12:00 pm
- Virtual camp (Zoom): 1:00–4:00 pm Eastern Time
- Writer's block? Not this week. You will learn how to get inspiration from everything, from creepy photos to letters to poems to music to personal experience and more. Not only will you have fun writing, but you'll learn all the tools to fight writer's block! Tuition: $175
THURBER HOUSE'S YOUNG WRITERS' STUDIO FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
Students in 9th–12th grade who love writing stories, crafting new worlds, and building never-before-seen characters, should sign up for Thurber House's Young Writers' Studio! Young Writers' Studio will be held online on Zoom until it's safe to meet in person. They meet every other week with author and English professor Robert Loss. They kick off the first hour with quality writing prompts and activities. They wrap up the last hour with the chance to workshop pieces that you or others share. It's a safe, low-key, fun way to enjoy writing and meet others!
Winter/Spring 2021 Schedule (6:30-8:30pm on Select Tuesdays)
- Tuesday, March 16
- Tuesday, March 30
- Tuesday, April 13
- Tuesday, April 27
A limited number of scholarships are available for this program. Email email@example.com for more information.
THURBER HOUSE WRITING WIZARDS FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL
You can sign up for one or both sets of classes.
- Poems for Life 10:00 – 11:30 am ET The world is full of weird events...murder hornets?! You’ll learn to look at real-world events like a poet, and have fun reinventing them through your writing and making your voice heard.
- Ensembles Assemble! 12:00 – 1:30 pm ET What if we make a whole ensemble of vampires, robots, and more, each created by a person in the class, all in the same shared story? Writing a character is fun—but writing a universe together is magical.
BROADWAY MUSICAL THEATER CLUB: HAMILTON CLASS
For $15 students aged 9-14 can join a 50-minute class where they will discuss and sing along with Hamilton. They'll discuss how Hamilton came to Broadway, play some trivia, and learn and talk about topics they initiate. Classes are available through March 27th, but they are filling up fast. Check out all of the classes and register HERE.
NCTE STUDENT WRITING AWARDS
Here are two writing contest from NCTE.
This school-based writing program encourages high school students in their writing and publicly recognizes some of the best student writers in the nation. NEW Deadline March 26
This school-based writing program stimulates and recognizes student’s writing talents and emphasizes the importance of writing skills among eighth-grade students. NEW Deadline March 26
HUMANITIES STUDENT/CLASS SUBMISSIONS
Through the National Humanities Center’s Humanities Moments project, users submit short videos and essays recalling how an encounter with the humanities, whether through a book, film, document, performance, or something else, profoundly affected their lives.
Song of the Week-Time for Some Aerobics:)
did you miss earlier issues of the secondary english weekly newsletter?
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