Achieving Rigor: ELA Grades 6-12
"True rigor is creating an environment in which each student is expected to learn at high levels, each student is supported so he or she can learn at high levels, and each student demonstrates learning at high levels." (Blackburn, 2008). Get ready for a great day of professional learning centered on strategies to increase the level of rigor in the ELA classroom! Amy Leeson, recently retired Region 8 Director of Professional Learning, will be leading and guiding participants. The workshop day will meet the following objectives:
- Understand why the increase in instructional level rigor and student engagement are critical for all students' success
- Explore the myths about rigor and what research tells us about instructional strategies
- Defining rigor: Develop a clear definition and understanding of what rigorous instruction is and how DOK plays a role
- Explore the role of the teacher to increase rigor in the classroom
Wednesday, April 5th 2017 at 9am-3pm
1102 Tree Lane Drive
*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 $130 per person for ESC members ($180 nonmembers)
*See registration link below.