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.

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Schoolwide Essential Practices for Disciplinary Literacy

Join us for an interactive, two-day workshop intended for anyone who leads improvement work related to adolescent literacy in a school or district! We will focus on using tools to assess your system and plan for future continuous improvement, with an emphasis on collaborative conversations and opportunities to interact with authors of the documents. Click HERE for more information and to register!

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Disciplinary Literacy Pop-Up PL

Members of the Disciplinary Literacy Task Force are excited to announce new opportunities to extend educators' learning around disciplinary literacy and engage in meaningful conversations about instructional practice!


These events are FREE, VIRTUAL, and FUN! Sessions will be recorded for those unable to attend.


All secondary (6th-12th grade) educators, instructional coaches, intermediate school district consultants, and leaders are welcome. It is recommended that participants have some prior learning around disciplinary literacy, in order to receive an optimal learning experience.


Session One: Scaffolded Instruction in Disciplinary Writing

When: April 28, 2022 from 3:00 to 4:00pm EST

Register HERE!


Session Two: Supporting Diverse Learners

When: May 19, 2022 from 3:00 to 4:00pm EST (New Date)

Register HERE!


Session Three: Language and Vocabulary Instruction

When: May 5, 2022 from 3:00 to 4:00pm EST

Register HERE!


Session Four: Scaffolded Instruction in Disciplinary Reading

When: May 12, 2022 from 3:00 to 4:00pm EST

Register HERE!

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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

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June 21, 2022 Register here

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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.

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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 one hour of asynchronous learning before the first session and 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 HERE.

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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.


With two 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. Dates TBD.