Tuesday, December 30, 2014

January - Happy New Year!

Socially and Culturally Relevant Literacy

We are ready to kick off the first half of 2015 and the second half of this school year with a focus on socially and culturally relevant literacy.

Dr. Ernest Morrell will be joining January 21st at WISD from 9:00-3:00.


*In network members of RA,WC, or SOEL at WISD/LESA register HERE

*Outside network register HERE

*SCHECHS available for this day


C3 Coffee with Cameron

College, Career, & Civic Life- C3 Framework for Social Studies State Standards and The Civil Rights Initiative

Join us on January 13, 2015 from 4:15-5:30 for an informal overview on the C3 Social Studies standards with Jim Cameron, Social Studies Consultant from the Michigan Department of Education.

The Michigan Department of Education is in the process of updating the K-12 social studies content expectations (GLCEs and HSCEs) through the lens of the C3 Social Studies Framework’s Indicators and Arc of Inquiry.
Do you have questions about the C3 Framework or the updating process?
Do you have comments and ideas to share about what should be done?
Do you have suggestions for updating the content expectations?

Civil Rights Initiative
The Southern Poverty Law Center evaluates state social studies standards across the country and gave Michigan an “F” for our GLCEs and HSCEs. MDE is working with the Michigan Civil Rights Department, U of M’s School of Social Work, and U of M’s Law School Civil Rights Litigation Clearinghouse to improve our civil rights content. Register HERE.

Upcoming Disciplinary Literacy Training



  Writing Collaborative

 Helping teachers and students understand writing in the content areas in  order to make explicit the processes and strategies needed to improve  student writing, including:

-What we do when we write
-Practice of successful writers
-Helping students measure metacognition
-Four sure things teachers can do to improve student writing

All trainings are three days in length: 
  • Winter 2015- February 25, 26, and March 12
REGISTER HERE

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Reading Apprenticeship

Participants will:

1. Learn about the RA framework and
    instructional practices that support students'
     reading improvement.
    2. Develop and refine their own classroom
        practices in RA.
      3. Learn powerful instructional strategies
         that support content-area reading, writing,
         and thinking.
        4. Learn a set of rich routines to support the
           'metacognitive' conversation at the heart of RA.

        Training- Winter 2015: February 3, 4 and 24.   REGISTER HERE