Content Literacy: Up Your Game!

For middle level social studies and science teachers

Do you wonder why there are content literacy standards assigned to a non-ELA teacher like yourself? Do you have questions about how you meet the standards while teaching your content?

If you answered yes, then join us as we dive into the content literacy standards for science and social studies. The Southern Indiana Education Center is happy to welcome April Connelly from INcompassing Education to facilitate this session. Each subject has its own unique characteristics that are essential to content knowledge. Based on observation and practical application, we know that:

  • Students increase their learning of science and social studies when reading and writing are embedded into instruction.
  • Each subject has its own unique characteristics that are essential to content knowledge.
This session will explore:
  1. Content literacy standards
  2. Why they are essential for student growth
  3. How reading and writing can easily be embedded into content areas
  4. Specific examples around reading and writing in the content areas
This session will support and increase teacher confidence in this area, plus participants will have time to collaborate with each other and explore resources during the session. Interested? See more information and the embedded registration below.

April Connelly, INcompassing Learning

April is a life-long learner and educator with 24 years of experience in elementary and special education. She offers expertise in literacy, including the Science of Reading, instructional coaching, professional learning, and curriculum development.

Prior to joining INcompassing Education, April fulfilled the role of Literacy Specialist working with multiple school districts across the country, as well as an Early Reading Virtual Coach, and Early Reading Training Facilitator. As a District Instructional Coach and E/LA Curriculum Coordinator April focused on bringing written and taught curriculum together. April spent 15 years working directly with students as a Reading Interventionist and Special Education teacher. She is an avid reader and advocates for students to develop life-long reading habits by finding their personal reading identity.

Friday, Feb. 24th, 9am-3pm

Southern Indiana Education Center, 1102 Tree Lane Drive, Jasper, IN, 47546

*This workshop is for Grades 6 through 8 social studies and science teachers, instructional coaches, and administrators.

*All times are Eastern time zone.

*Lunch is included in the registration.

*Each participant will receive a certificate for 6 Professional Growth Points.

*All participants should bring a laptop to use during the session.

*Registration fee is $135 per person for ESC members ($210 nonmembers)

*See registration link below.