ELA Today May 2016
Middle School Language Arts
If you have not done so, please complete the Secondary ELA Content Planning Survey to gauge interest in summer learning and planning. Unit Map to Unit Plan to Lesson Plan- 2 days of Course PLC based collaborative work using the DPS ELA/English curriculum maps to create aligned and fully developed exemplar instructional units and lesson plans. Participants will review DPS curriculum documents and resources; learn about and explore how to strategically combine learning processes for engagement; and collaborate with peers to create instructional plans; and share resources to support other teachers as they plan and implement teaching and learning for their students. Based on survey results, I will reach out to those who are able to attend.
Additionally, Secondary ELA is offer the Reading Catalysts Institute- 3 days of learning, collaboration, and work sessions aimed to foster a network of DPS middle/high school English teachers who are dedicated to understanding our students as developing readers and accelerating their growth as readers. Reading Catalysts Institute participants will learn how fundamental reading skills influence the reading and literacy skills of grades 6-12 students, specific interventions to accelerate/enrich reading growth, and develop DPS district resources for classroom.
Who: willing teachers, Department Chairs, Course PLC Leaders (25 teachers)
Please contact me via email if interested in this learning opportunity.
How was your year in ELA? Please provide feedback through the MS ELA Feedback Survey, so that I can better support our work for the 2016-2017 school year.