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!
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Disciplinary Literacy for Secondary Leaders


If we have learned anything about learning this school year, it is that getting (and keeping) kids engaged is our biggest hurdle. As a secondary administrator, how can you support your teachers in moving toward more inherently motivating, academically rigorous learning experiences? The Michigan Association of Intermediate School Administrators (MAISA), General Education Leadership Network (GELN) and Michigan Association of Secondary School Principals (MASSP) are proud to announce a learning series built for secondary

administrators looking to increase student motivation and engagement, as well as literacy skills, across all content areas. This brand new institute has been designed with today's unique realities in mind--changed schedules, blended learning, potential interruptions to learning, and increased use of technology. With three options to choose from, every secondary administrator can select an option that best fits their busy schedule. We can't wait to learn with you!



Click HERE to find out more and register.

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ReLeah Lent Disciplinary Literacy in Action Book Study

Through a collaboration with Ottawa Area ISD, we are excited to invite you to join us for a book study of ReLeah Lent's latest book, Disciplinary Literacy in Action! Please note that this event will begin in February, not December, and additional dates may be added. Click HERE for more details and to register.

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Introduction to the Essential Practices for Disciplinary Literacy

Missed the August 4 Introductory Institute?

Have no fear! Until the Disciplinary Literacy Task Force provides another virtual offering, people are encouraged to register for a short introductory Moodle course. Click here to sign up--it's absolutely free!


Note: Participants who will be participating in the Disciplinary Literacy Deeper Dive Institute are strongly encouraged to participate in the Introductory Institute Moodle course prior to beginning the Deeper Dive series.

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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 (Cohort One): Please note: our first cohort is full.

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


Dates for synchronous virtual learning (Cohort Two):

Monday, 10/19/20

Wednesday, 12/9/20

Thursday, 1/21/21

Thursday, 3/25/21


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

Missed the beginning of Deeper Dive Cohorts 1 and 2?

If you would like to be notified if an additional cohort opens up, please click here to provide us with your contact information.

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