Essential Practices

for Disciplinary Literacy in the Secondary Classroom

Disciplinary Literacy Professional Learning Offerings for the 2020-2021 School Year

The 6-12 Disciplinary Literacy Task Force is proud to announce two learning opportunities for secondary English, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Career Tech, Visual/Performing Arts, and World Languages teachers, as well as building leaders, instructional coaches, and educators at higher education institutions. These opportunities have been designed with flexibility and relevancy in mind. We can't wait to learn with you!

Introduction to the Essential Practices for Disciplinary Literacy

During this virtual learning event, participants will:

  • Generate an initial understanding and awareness of disciplinary literacy and the Disciplinary Literacy Essentials document

  • Expand understanding of research around adolescent literacy needs

  • Experience a compelling vision of what this might look like in the classroom

  • Begin to consider implementation within current context

Note: Participants who will be participating in the Disciplinary Literacy Deeper Dive Institute are strongly encouraged to attend the August 4 session if they did not attend the Regional One-Day Institute on either February 13 or March 10, 2020.


When: August 4, 2020 from 8:30am-12:00pm

Zoom link will be provided after registration is complete.

3.25 SCECHs pending

Cost: Free to participate; $10 if applying for SCECHs

Click HERE to register.


Disciplinary Literacy Deeper Dive Institute

During this professional learning series, participants will engage in synchronous and asynchronous learning, using a virtual platform. It is expected that participants will have attended the introductory Institute in February, March, or August prior to joining this Institute.

Participants will engage in inquiry cycles, applying their learning to their instruction. Additional emphasis will be given to effective use of remote and blended learning approaches that maximize student motivation and engagement.

Mark Your Calendars!

Dates for synchronous virtual learning:

Thursday, 10/15/20

Thursday, 12/3/20

Thursday, 1/14/21

Tuesday, 3/16/21

All synchronous learning will occur via Zoom from 3:30-5:00pm

Participants are expected to attend all synchronous learning days and engage in asynchronous learning in between each session.

22 SCECH hours pending

Cost: FREE to participate, $10 SCECH processing fee

Click HERE to register.

For additional information about these events, please contact Jenelle Williams.