Shaping a Literate Future

in Round Rock ISD

Defining Literacy

“Literacy is a bridge from misery to hope. It is a tool for daily life in modern society. It is a bulwark against poverty, and a building block of development, an essential complement to investments in roads, dams, clinics and factories. Literacy is a platform for democratization, and a vehicle for the promotion of cultural and national identity...For everyone, everywhere, literacy is, along with education in general, a basic human right.... Literacy is, finally, the road to human progress and the means through which every man, woman and child can realize his or her full potential." --Kofi Annan

Professional Collaboration Event for Secondary ELA Educators

Wednesday, Aug. 20th, 2-4pm

1801 Tiger Trail

Round Rock, TX

Round Rock ISD English Language Arts teachers are educators who support all students in the use of language and literary experiences to interact, imagine, reflect, think critically, and create knowledge in order to make a difference in their lives and the lives of others. Like Kofi Annan remarked, we must believe that every child [student] "can realize his or her full potential." This year, our students will learn through meaningful reading and writing experiences that honor and expand their interests, cultural and linguistic knowledge, and life experience. Together, in our professional community, we will shape a literate future.
8:30-9:30 Greetings and updates on curriculum

9:30-9:45 Break and move to session #1

9:45-10:30 Session #1

10:30-10:45 Break and move to session #2

10:45-11:30 Session #2

11:30-12:30 Lunch

12:45-1:30 Session #3

1:45-2:30 Session #4

2:45-3:30 Collaborative hangouts

3:40-4:00 Survey and sign out to receive PD credit