Monday, May 16, 2016

May 21 Professional Development Opportunity

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:
  1. Each school will deliver a 10 – 15 minute presentation which can include slides, video, photographs and more (basically you determine the artifacts).
  2. The emphasis of each presentation will be on evidence of student learning.
  3. 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).
  4. The evidence of student learning will document the formative assessment practices that were implemented.
  5. Each school will explain how the school-wide thematic unit has built capacity (how was collaboration implemented school-wide?)
  6. 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 The event is free and open to RU students, faculty and alumni.  Registration is not required.

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