Professional Learning Events
Offered by the Disciplinary Literacy Task Force
Summer Symposium on Secondary Instruction
Empowering Educators: Leveraging Disciplinary Literacy for Engagement and Efficacy
Have you explored the EduPaths Disciplinary Literacy course series and are wondering what comes next? Are you looking to spend time delving deeply into your craft with others around the state? Seeking time to plan for intentional use of disciplinary literacy approaches to improve students' engagement and proficiency?
Then join us for a DIFFERENT KIND of professional learning. This is not your typical way-too-many- presentation slides and way-too-little-application-of-learning event! We know that teachers and leaders talking with each other about research-based approaches can be the very best kind of professional learning, so members of the Disciplinary Literacy Task Force are committed to providing a two-day experience that will provide you with a powerful start to the 2024-2025 school year.
When: August 19 and August 20, 2024
Where: In person at Oakland Schools in Waterford, Michigan
Who: ISD consultants, classroom educators, instructional coaches, and building/district administrators
Learning Strands (participants will select one and stay with that strand for two days):
- Leadership and Implementation
- Disciplinary Literacy Instruction in English Language Arts
- Disciplinary Literacy Instruction in Mathematics
- Disciplinary Literacy Instruction in Science
- Disciplinary Literacy Instruction in Social Studies
- Disciplinary Literacy Instruction "Beyond the Core"
Click HERE to register.
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EduPaths Courses on Disciplinary Literacy Now Available!
EduPaths Course Series: Disciplinary Literacy
Disciplinary Literacy Courses 1 through 7 are now available on EduPaths (https://www.edupaths.org/ then search for “Disciplinary Literacy”) or use the links below. This FREE, online course series is intended for all secondary educators and instructional leaders looking to learn about the Essential Instructional Practices for Disciplinary Literacy in the Secondary Classroom: Grades 6 to 12 in an effort to improve adolescent literacy in every secondary classroom. The learning activities are specifically designed to support interdisciplinary educator teams, although individual educators are invited to enroll and join as well. Free SCECHs are available. Educators in Michigan and beyond who don't currently have an EduPaths account or are not able to leverage the SSO integration can request a personal account. Please navigate to the Account Request page: https://www.edupaths.org/account-request. Please direct additional inquiries and questions to GELN Disciplinary Literacy Task Force chairs Jenelle Williams (Jenelle.email@example.com) or Cherron Ramsey (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Course 5–Disciplinary Literacy: Planning Text-Based Activities and Discussions (Practices 3 & 5)
Course 6–Disciplinary Literacy: Planning for Writing and Communication (Practices 4 & 6)
EduPaths Enrollment Guidance
K-12 Michigan Educators: Can I use MiLaunchPad to access EduPaths?
Michigan educators are encouraged to leverage the MiLaunchPad integration to access EduPaths. This integration allows educators to leverage district Google or Microsoft credentials. For more information, please visit the EduPaths resources page (https://www.edupaths.org/resources).
Is it possible to have educators bulk enrolled in courses?
Please reach out to email@example.com for bulk enrollment options
Disciplinary Literacy for Secondary Leaders
As schools confront the dual challenges of learning loss and student engagement, authentic learning is more valuable than ever. Getting (and keeping) kids engaged is our biggest hurdle. As a secondary administrator, we want to provide you the tools to support your teachers in moving toward more motivating and academically rigorous learning experiences for your students. In this exciting learning series co-created with The Michigan Association of Intermediate School Administrators (MAISA), General Education Leadership Network (GELN) and Michigan Association of Secondary School Principals (MASSP) we will explore how the 6-12 Essential Practices for Disciplinary Literacy Instruction in the Secondary Classroom, along with additional resources and tools, can support you as an instructional leader in this endeavor. Learn with people leading this work throughout the state of Michigan and walk away with actionable plans and next steps.
OPTION ONE: Register here anytime for the self-paced course (15 SCECH available).
OPTION TWO: Disciplinary Leadership for Secondary Leaders (w/ Action Planning Cohorts) Complete Six Virtual Learning Modules & Join three Synchronous Sessions. Fall 2024 Cohort registration link coming soon!