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Day 3 PD 09-10
Day 3 Summer 2009
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Content Area Learning Strategies that Help Students Take Responsibility for the Learning
CCSSO Adolescent Literacy Toolkit
Judi Allen, Director of History & Social Studies, Malden Public Schools
Jane Skelton, Director of English, Malden Public Schools
Michele Magner, Technology Integration Specialist, Malden Public Schools
Judi Allen, Curriculum Director of History & Social Studies
June 22, 23, 24, 25, 2009 from 8:00 to 3:30
Participants should bring their text book(s) or whatever content they use at the beginning of the year
Content Area Learning Strategies flyer2.doc
Content Area Learning Course Syllabus.doc
MPS Content Area Literacy Guide 09.doc
Meaning Is Motivating.doc
Planning Chapter 17 Skillful Teacher.doc
Data Driven Differentiation Ch1.pdf
Differentiating Process Ch 12.pdf
Differentiating Products Ch13.pdf
Introduction and Course Description:
This course is designed to equip participants with essential knowledge and skills to effectively plan strategic instruction at the secondary level (grades 6-10). The primary focus will be on integrating key instructional strategies that support student learning
There will also be a focus on differentiated instruction, formative/authentic assessment, and scaffolding to support the gradual release of responsibility model of teaching. Course participants will master instructional strategies and design lessons that integrate these strategies into their particular content area. In addition to the 4 days in the summer, participants will attend two 3-hour follow-up days in the fall to share resources, best practices and their reflections. The course content will be learned through experiential, participatory and process-oriented strategies that can be used across all content areas.
At the end of this course, you will be able to:
Integrate key instructional strategies into content curriculum
Explicitly teach and model a literacy support strategy using a best practice, the gradual release of responsibility
Develop an understanding of the conceptual ideas related to the gradual release of responsibility
Develop lessons for strategic instruction that supports students’ critical thinking and their ability to learn
Essential Questions for the Course:
What are the skills and factors that influence comprehension, and particularly of content area text?
Why is it important to understand ‘best practice’ strategies to promote students’ active engagement with content area text?
How can we best emphasize vocabulary instruction and word analysis within the content area classroom?
How do we develop independent learners through strategic instruction and authentic assessment?
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