January ELA Update
ELA Update sent out on the first Tuesday of each month
ELA Textbook Adoption - It Starts Now
Remember, in order to vote you must attend a textbook presentation once the field has been narrowed down to two options. We plan for those meetings to take place in late February and early March. Updates will be sent out via email and this newsletter. Committee Members will be notified the first week of January of the upcoming plan.
There will be multiple in person and virtual options for all teachers to attend. I highly encourage all ELA teachers to attend and learn what the new curriculum options have to offer. If you do not view a presentation, you will not receive a ballot to vote. We should have all the voting wrapped up by Spring Break.
Finally, materials will begin showing up in your buildings starting this week or the next. Please make sure those are kept in an easy to access location.
What is the Science of Reading?
MPS will begin another LETRS cohort in May 2022. Information will be sent out in April and 60-80 teachers will be selected to attend. We hope that all elementary teachers will go through this training over the next few years.
You are welcome to join the State of Oklahoma's LETRS trainings, but you can also wait and join us in May!
To learn more, check out The Reading League!
Upcoming Professional Development Opportunities
Phonics and Spelling with Phoneme Grapheme Mapping - Part 1
How to teach spelling/phonics/word study with the “Science of Reading”. This training goes in depth on how you can take your instruction to the next level to reach all learners. All attendees will receive their own copy of the book. For more information visit this link.
This is geared for grades K-6, regular and special education.
This is a two part series. The 2nd part will take place on January 25th.
Tuesday, Jan 11, 2022, 04:30 PM
Southgate Elementary School, North Norman Avenue, Moore, OK, USA
Heggerty Phonemic Awareness
Who should attend? Any Pre K - 3rd grade teacher who teaches ELA. Special Education teachers, you especially don't want to miss out on this opportunity.