The Language and Literacy Program will conduct its next free professional development workshop on May 21st at Roosevelt University, from 9:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m. in Room 700, on the seventh floor of the Gage Building, 18 S. Michigan Ave.
This workshop will focus on a big question: What does Social Justice look like in a Balanced Literacy School? Attendees will hear teachers from a variety of schools present according to the following guidelines:
- Each school will deliver a 10 – 15 minute presentation which can include slides, video, photographs and more (basically you determine the artifacts).
- The emphasis of each presentation will be on evidence of student learning.
- The evidence of student learning will document the instructional tenets of balanced literacy that were implemented (read-alouds, guided reading, centers and independent reading and writing).
- The evidence of student learning will document the formative assessment practices that were implemented.
- Each school will explain how the school-wide thematic unit has built capacity (how was collaboration implemented school-wide?)
- Each school will also discuss the issues and challenges that they faced doing this unit.
For more information about this event, contact Dr. Margaret Policastro at firstname.lastname@example.org. The event is free and open to RU students, faculty and alumni. Registration is not required.