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! Julie Monetta, SIEC Director of Educator Support, will be leading. 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
In addition, key teaching strategies will be shared that will help students engage in cognitively complex tasks. This day is based on the 8th book of the Marzano Center's "Essentials for Achieving Rigor Series" by Robert Marzano and Deana Senn. Plan on attending this relevant and important day of professional learning facilitated by Julie Monetta at the Southern Indiana Education Center on November 13!

Monday, Nov. 13th, 9am-3pm

1102 Tree Lane Drive

Jasper, IN

*This workshop is for Grades 6-12 ELA teachers, curriculum directors, administrators, and anyone who is interested. (Strategies can be applied across disciplines.)

*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 $75 per person for ESC members ($105 nonmembers)

*See registration link below.