Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Balanced Literacy Workshop - July 31

The Language and Literacy Program's Summer Balanced Literacy Workshop for Teachers is fast approaching.  All students, faculty, and alumni are invited to attend.  The workshop is free, and reservations are not required.

The workshop will be held on Thursday, July 31st, from 9:00 until 3:00 in Room 1111 in the Wabash building (425 S. Wabash). There will be a lunch break around noon.

The workshop will focus on formative assessment and particularly formative collection, feedback and monitoring using the tenets of balanced literacy and CCSS (read-alouds, guided reading, centers, and independent reading and writing). The morning will introduce the concepts with examples (hands-on), videos, photographs and models from the Language and Literacy Program’s summer reading clinic leadership team.  The afternoon will be a working session where participants will design their own forms and formats from the examples.  The goal is to have a formative assessment teacher tool-kit ready by mid-September for the kick-off workshop for the next academic year.

This is a great opportunity to get some high quality professional development useful for student teaching and beyond.  Please attend if you are interested.

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