The Secondary Literacy Partnership, formerly the Secondary Literacy Summit, is providing an excellent opportunity for secondary teachers and school teams to take advantage of a series of free online modules for transitioning to the California Common Core State Standards in English language arts and literacy, history/social studies, science and technical subjects.
The Secondary Literacy Partnership consists of ACSA, the California Department of Education, California Teachers Association, Center for Advancement of Reading, California State University, and the California Comprehensive Center at WestEd.
The SLP presentations will provide strategies that educators can apply immediately in their classrooms. Webinar modules will also provide a road map for professional learning communities to begin the transition to Common Core.
All modules will begin at 3:30 p.m. and last for 60-90 minutes.
Two upcoming modules are being presented by Bob Rosenfeld, senior program associate, and Liz Jameyson, school improvement facilitator with WestEd. The modules are titled “An Introduction to Common Core Reading Standard 1 and its Relationship to Writing Standard 1,” and “Text Complexity in Reading and Writing.” The first module is Nov. 7, with the second following on Dec. 5.
Rosenfeld said he hopes the modules will provide valuable tools for those involved in teaching literacy.
“Our strong belief is that focusing instruction on ‘evidence in the text’ when reading and writing across the curriculum – as defined by the Common Core State Standards – will allow us to elicit deeper student understanding in all content areas,” he said. “Our hope is through this webinar, teachers will gain the enthusiasm, knowledge and a toolbox to begin implementation of a comprehensive, school-wide literacy program.
“Webinars are a great tool for disseminating information to a large audience,” Rosenfeld added.
Sign up for upcoming webinars at www.wested.org in the Schools Moving Up section. For more information, contact Delphean Quan at (510) 302-4215.