Professional Learning Events

Offered by the Disciplinary Literacy Task Force

The 6-12 Disciplinary Literacy Task Force is proud to announce 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.

Disciplinary Literacy for Secondary Leaders

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 and leaders looking to increase student motivation and engagement, as well as literacy skills, across all content areas.

View the flyer here.

With three options to choose from (including self-guided modules), every secondary leader can select an option that best fits their busy schedule. We can't wait to learn with you!

Option 1: Complete 6 self-guided modules. Register here anytime!

Option 2: Complete 6 self-guided modules & join 3 synchronous sessions. Register here.

Option 3: Modules + Sessions + Coaching. Register here.

Dates for Options 2 and 3 participants (all from 1:30-2:30pm):

1/11/22 Kickoff

2/22/22 Check-In

3/22/22 Celebration


Investigating Disciplinary Literacy Book Discussion with MEMSPA

Join us for a four-part, virtual book discussion series where we explore how the ideas within Investigating Disciplinary Literacy, along with the newly released Essential Schoolwide Practices in Disciplinary Literacy: Grades 6 to 12, can help you transform the conversation around literacy at your middle school. Led by Jenelle Williams, co-chair of Michigan’s Disciplinary Literacy Task Force, book discussions will include connections to Michigan’s Continuous Improvement Process and resources curated by the Task Force.

Dates: 1/6/22, 1/20/22, 1/31/22, and 2/17/22 -- all from 6:30-8:00pm via Zoom

Click here for more information and to register.


Disciplinary Literacy Introductory Institute

Looking to start the journey toward implementing disciplinary literacy?

The Disciplinary Literacy Task Force is excited to offer the Introductory Institute on the following dates, all from 8:30 to 12:00pm via Zoom. Participants can pick the one date that works best for their schedule!

New date: May 12, 2022 Register here


June 21, 2022 Register here


August 4, 2022 Register here

Target Audience: Secondary educators including teachers, instructional leaders, coaches, consultants, and administrators.

Cost: $25.00

SCECH: 3.25 hours pending

Note: Participants registering for the Disciplinary Literacy Deeper Dive Institute are strongly encouraged to attend the Introductory Institute prior to attending the Deeper Dive series.


Disciplinary Literacy Deeper Dive Institute

Looking to further your implementation of disciplinary literacy?

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 prior to joining this Institute.

Dates for synchronous virtual learning:

August 4, 2022 from 1:00-3:30pm

August 5, 2022 from 8:30-11:00am

August 8, 2022 from 8:30-11:00am

All synchronous learning will occur via Zoom.

Participants are expected to attend all synchronous learning sessions and engage in approximately two hours of asynchronous learning in between each session.

Target Audience: Secondary educators including teachers, instructional leaders, coaches, consultants, and administrators.

Cost: $50.00

SCECH: 13 hours pending

Registration link coming soon.