Tuesday, January 7, 2020

January

Reflecting on a Decade and Starting a New

The end of one decade and the start of another spurs reflection in all aspects of life, personal and professional. Teaching Tolerance, We Need Diverse Books, and Edutopia offer resources to help educators and students reflect on the last 10 years, and set intention for literacy and instruction in 2020 and beyond.

Looking Back and Pressing Forward by Teaching Tolerance

Book Talking Kit from We Need Diverse Books

New Year's Resolutions: Don't Do It!  by Elena Aguilar for Edutopia


Upcoming Professional Learning Opportunities

 Creating Context for Teaching Night



February 20th, 2020 WISD 8:30-3:30 FREE
*Most applicable to secondary ELA teachers.


The Holocaust Memorial Museum presents Creating Context for Teaching Night. 


The workshop will include: 



• How to teach Night within the larger historical framework of the Holocaust; 


• A history of antisemitism for context prior to reading Night;


• An exploration of materials and instructional strategies available in Echoes and Reflections to support effective teaching of the memoir; 

• The use of interdisciplinary materials including art work, photographs, poetry and personal narratives; 

• Identifying significant themes of the memoir; 

*SCHECHs Pending 


It's All About Inquiry: Understanding the Social Studies Standards, C3 Framework and Literacy Essentials
This is a three day training free to all Washtenaw County Educators

In this three day session, we work with educators to build background knowledge of the three documents through a short history and purpose, connecting through the thread of inquiry, and planning for long term work in instruction and assessment in social studies classrooms.
February 27, March 5, March 26
At Milan Middle School Librarium, Milan, MI
REGISTER HERE




The Diverse Lending Library at WISD


Don't forget about the Diverse Lending Library available to all Washtenaw County educators. E-mail me to check out books or ask questions about our books! 



For questions on anything in this Literacy Newsletter- please contact Melissa Brooks-Yip at mbrooksyip@washtenawisd.org 

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