Student Choice and Authentic Learning Experiences
A message coming through loud and clear in all of our teacher network studies here at WISD/LESA is the importance of authentic literacy experiences for students. From collaborations with Dr. Nell Duke to Dr. Ernest Morrell, our learning this year moves us toward making school activities authentic for students. Listen to what Nancie Atwell, winner of the first Global Teacher Prize, says about authentic literacy experiences.
The Study of Early Literacy: A Network Model for Teacher Professional Development
The Study of Early Literacy is a committed group of PreK-3 educators learning, researching, and applying best practices in the teaching of early literacy. While SOEL gears up for our third year, we are pleased that our work has led to a publication in the Michigan Reading Journal. If you ever wanted to know more about SOEL and the network model of teacher professional development, this article is for you. Still have questions? Contact me!