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.


EduPaths Courses on Disciplinary Literacy Now Available!

EduPaths Course Series: Disciplinary Literacy

Disciplinary Literacy Courses 1 through 7 are now available on EduPaths ( 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: Please direct additional inquiries and questions to GELN Disciplinary Literacy Task Force chairs Jenelle Williams ( or Cherron Ramsey (

Course 1–Disciplinary Literacy: Identity and Community Course 1 Facilitation Guide

Course 2–Disciplinary Literacy: Framing Problems and Setting Purpose (Practices 1 & 9) Course 2 Facilitation Guide

Course 3–Disciplinary Literacy: Planning for and Implementing Assessment (Practice 8) Course 3 Facilitation Guide

Course 4–Disciplinary Literacy: Identifying, Developing, and Analyzing Resources and Text Sets (Practice 2) Course 4 Facilitation Guide

Course 5–Disciplinary Literacy: Planning Text-Based Activities and Discussions (Practices 3 & 5)

Course 5 Part 1 Course 5 Part 1 Facilitation Guide

Course 5 Part 2 Course 5 Part 2 Facilitation Guide

Course 6–Disciplinary Literacy: Planning for Writing and Communication (Practices 4 & 6)

Course 6 Part 1 Course 6 Part 1 Facilitation Guide

Course 6 Part 2 Course 6 Part 2 Facilitation Guide

Course 7–Disciplinary Literacy: Teaching Language in the Context of Use (Practices 7 & 10) Course 7 Facilitation Guide

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 (

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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 Cohort: Tuesday 9/19/23 | 1:30 - 2:00 p.m. Wednesday 11/1/23 | 1:30 - 2:30 p.m Thursday 12/14/23 | 1:30 - 2:30 p.m Register here (21 SCECH available).

Spring Cohort: Tuesday 1/16/24 | 1:30-2:00 p.m. Thursday 2/8/24 | 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. Thursday 3/7/24 | 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. Register here (21 SCECH available).