ELA, SS, and Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Other Technical Subjects Summer 2019
Here are some of the latest PD opportunities and resources!
Literacy Coaching Network 2019-2020 - Registration is Open!
Hello Literacy Educator,
We are excited to announce that the Literacy Coaching Network (LCN) Registration for 2019-2020 is now open.
The theme of the Literacy Coaching Network this year will be “In what ways will we empower ALL learners?” We will be using LCN this year to support professional learning to increase our capacity to empower all learners. We will have the opportunity to delve deeper into this topic through exploring and analyzing the research of these nationally known authors:
Ellin Oliver Keene
Releah Cossett Lent
You as the LCN participant will get to choose one path of learning you would like to follow in LCN.
Whichever path you select you will receive that speaker's book as the feature book for your LCN experience:
Essentials of Assessing, Preventing, and Overcoming Reading Difficulties (Essentials of Psychological Assessment) By David Kilpatrick
Engaging Children: Igniting a Drive for Deeper Learning K-8 by Ellin Oliver Keene
Dare to Lead by Brené Brown
This is Disciplinary Literacy: Reading, Writing, Thinking, and Doing...Content Area by Content Area by Releah Cossett Lent
Based on your selection you will get the book of that author and then time in an LCN session to delve deeper into the work of that author. However, the learning will not stop there, as an LCN participant you will also be able to participate in an additional session of your choice during the LCN day to learn additional strategies to empower all learners. We look forward to working with you to support your learning in truly empowering all learners you impact educationally.
We are excited to have you be a participant in the network. For more details and access to registration please visit this link.
See you next year,
Sarah, Katie, Christi, Diane, and Mark
Performance Assessments of Social Studies Thinking (PASST) Assessment Building
This state-wide, project based, year long training (consisting of four sessions and some online work) will focus on equipping teachers of 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, High School Government, High School Economics, and more this year . . . . with the knowledge and skills necessary to create and evaluate assessments that are similar to those being produced by the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium.The training will focus on understanding:
depth of knowledge
question writing that assesses skills AND content
scoring Smarter Balanced-like items
Participants will collaboratively create an extensive end-of-course assessment for their grade level (3, 4, HS Economics, or HS Government, ). Spatial and temporal thinking skills will be infused within the skills demanded of the C3 Framework and CCSS ELA literacy standards for history/social studies.
New this year even with 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, HS Economics, HS Government as the focus we will keep all grade levels in Social Studies open. The true nature of the work is about exploring the standards and using that analysis to drive assessment and instruction. With the potential of the new standards likely many grade levels will be interested in this work. Feel free to reach out with any questions you might have firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Mt. Vernon in GRPS
The target audience for this workshop are social studies teachers. Specifically, those who teach United States History. This is the 1st of its kind George Washington Mount Vernon Regional Workshop opportunity in Michigan.
What: George Washington’s Mount Vernon Regional Workshop works to support teachers and students in learning about our first president and the founding era of the United States of America.
Local historians will be highlighting Michigan specific connections to this time period.
1. Phonemic Awareness: The Skills That They Need to Help Them Succeed!
August 12, 2019 @ Eaton RESA, Charlotte
Register Here - Register by July 12 - note you may have to create an account first.
2. REWARDS Secondary Training
August 12, 2019 - Kalamazoo RESA, Kalamazoo
Register Here - Register by July 22 - note you may have to create an account first.
3. Acadience Reading Essentials Training
August 13 and 14, 2019 - Groves Campus Kalamazoo Valley Community College, Kalamazoo
Register Here - Register by July 21 - note you may have to create an account first.
4. Acadience Reading 7-9
August 26, 2019 - Spring Hill Suites Lansing West - Delta and Spartan Rooms, Lansing, MI
Register Here - Register by July 28 - note you may have to create an account first.
5. Acadience Pathways of Progress and Survey
September 19, 2019 - SpringHill Suites 111 S. Marketplace Boulevard Lansing, Michigan 48917
Register Here - Register by August 29 - note you may have to create an account first.
Summer Writing Camps at GVSU - Nurturing young writers
Each summer, the Lake Michigan Writing Project (LMWP), an affiliate of the National Writing Project, hosts writing camps for students in Michigan. Our teachers come from local schools (and possibly your own!) to help nurture young writers at locations around West Michigan including on GVSU campuses. Camps are available for students entering grades 3-12 and the cost is $150 per person which includes all writing supplies, snacks provided daily and a t-shirt. A reduced tuition option is available. Our Summer 2019 Camp schedule is listed below and you can find more information and our online registration form on our website.
Summer 2019 Camp Schedule:
Grade in Fall 2019
ALLENDALE (GVSU Main Campus)
July 22-25, 2019
8:30 am - 12:30 pm
HOLLAND (GVSU Holland Campus)
July 29 - August 1, 2019
8:30 am - 12:30 pm
PLAINWELL (Starr Elementary Media Center)
July 15-18, 2019
8:30 am - 12:30 pm
SPRING LAKE (Spring Lake High School)
July 15-18, 2019
11 am - 3 pm
Thank you for your consideration, and please let me know if you have any questions.
Lake Michigan Writing Project
Grand Valley State University
West Michigan K-6 Literacy Conference
We are pleased to announce that we will host our 5th annual Literacy4Real! Summer Literacy Conferences, designed specifically for educators who are interested in growing their practice with the Reading/Writing Workshop and Balanced Literacy instructional models. The conference features break-out sessions led by experienced and passionate teacher-presenters on a variety of literacy topics.
Feel free to share the flyer and website with your staff or other schools that might be interested in this opportunity!
Kate, Annemarie, and the Literacy4Real team
Kristi Mraz coming August 7th
The classroom of your dreams starts with one big idea. From the first days of school to the last, Kids First from Day One shares teaching that puts your deepest teaching belief into action: that children are the most important people in the room.
Kristi Mraz will show how to take that single, heartfelt value and create a cohesive, highly effective approach to teaching that addresses today’s connected, collaborative world. With infectious enthusiasm, hard-won experience, and a generous dose of humor, Kids First from Day One shows exactly how Kristi will build and maintain a positive, cooperative, responsive classroom where students engage deeply with their learning and one another.