Professional Development

2016-2017 School Year

Q3 ELA Core PD

  1. Writing Shows Thinking
  2. 10 Things All Writers Should Know
  3. Writing on Demand

2015-2016 School Year

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4th 9 Weeks ELA Core PD

  1. ELA 401:  The “Write” Way to Prepare for State Testing  (Mondays with Kacie Neville)
    • Access all of the course assignments, webinar links, and assignments in our course syllabus.  Consider bookmarking this course syllabus for easy access throughout our course!
    • Upload your assignments by 8:00AM the day of our course, within our course spreadsheet.
  2. ELA 402:  Sparking Instead of Sputtering  (Mondays with Sarah Franzen)
    • Access all of the course assignments, webinar links, and assignments in our course syllabus.  Consider bookmarking this course syllabus for easy access throughout our course!
    • Upload your assignments by 8:00AM the day of our course, within our course spreadsheet.
  3. ELA 403:  Rethinking Grammar for Justice & Real Writing  (Tuesdays with Darren Gray)
    • Access all of the course assignments, webinar links, and assignments in our course syllabus.  Consider bookmarking this course syllabus for easy access throughout our course!
    • Upload your assignments by 8:00AM the day of our course, within our course spreadsheet.
  4. ELA 404:  Teaching for Joy & Justice Book Study  (Tuesdays with Sarah Franzen)
    • Access all of the course assignments, webinar links, and assignments in our course syllabus.  Consider bookmarking this course syllabus for easy access throughout our course!
    • Upload your assignments by 8:00AM the day of our course, within our course spreadsheet.
  5. ELA 405:  Sexism & Homophobia in Schools Book Study & Collective Action  (Wednesdays with Sarah Franzen)
    • Access all of the course assignments, webinar links, and assignments in our course syllabus.  Consider bookmarking this course syllabus for easy access throughout our course!
    • Upload your assignments by 8:00AM the day of our course, within our course spreadsheet.

3rd 9 Weeks ELA Core PD

  1. ELA 301:  Writing Shows Thinking  (Mondays with Sarah Franzen)
    • Access all of the course assignments, webinar links, and assignments in our course syllabus.  Consider bookmarking this course syllabus for easy access throughout our course!
    • Upload your assignments by 8:00AM the day of our course, within our course spreadsheet.
  2. ELA 302:  ELA Doing: Planning for Publishing and Service Projects  (Mondays with Kacie Neville)
    • Access all of the course assignments, webinar links, and assignments in our course syllabus.  Consider bookmarking this course syllabus for easy access throughout our course!
    • Upload your assignments by 8:00AM the day of our course, within our course spreadsheet.
  3. ELA 303:  Beyond Literary Analysis  (Tuesdays with Darren Gray)
    • Access all of the course assignments, webinar links, and assignments in our course syllabus.  Consider bookmarking this course syllabus for easy access throughout our course!
    • Upload your assignments by 8:00AM the day of our course, within our course spreadsheet
  4. ELA 304:  Great Grammar Task Force  (Tuesdays with Sarah Franzen)
    • Access all of the course assignments, webinar links, and assignments in our course syllabus.  Consider bookmarking this course syllabus for easy access throughout our course!
  5. ELA 305:  Middle Grades Power:  Reading A-Z for Upper Elementary & Lower Middle School Grades  (Tuesdays with Sarah Franzen)
    • Access all of the course assignments, webinar links, and assignments in our course syllabus.  Consider bookmarking this course syllabus for easy access throughout our course.
    • Upload your assignments by 8:00AM the day of our course, within our course spreadsheet.
  6. ELA 306:  Joyful & College-Ready Habits with Teens:  A Book Club  (Wednesdays with Sarah Franzen)
    • Access all of the course assignments, webinar links, and assignments in our course syllabus.  Consider bookmarking this course syllabus for easy access throughout our course.
    • Upload your assignments by 8:00AM the day of our course, within our course spreadsheet.
2nd 9 Weeks ELA Core PD

1.  10 Things Every Writer Needs To Know

  • Access all of the course assignments, webinar links, and linked reading in our course memo.

2.  Leading Student-Centered Discussions

  • Access all of the course assignments, webinar links, and linked reading in our course memo.

3.  Core PD:  Deep Dive into Balanced, Empowering Literacy (for middle school & high school)

1st 9 Weeks ELA Core PD
  1. Core PD:  Deep Dive into Balanced, Empowering Literacy (for middle school & high school)
  2. Core PD: Leading Student-Centered Discussions
  3. Core PD: Leading Struggling Readers
  4. Elective: ELA Huddle #1
  5. Elective: ELA Huddle #2

2013-2014 School Year

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1st 9 Weeks ELA Workshop Offerings
  1. Effective Vocabulary Techniques
  2. Effective Grammar Techniques
  3. Tracking & Sharing ELA Progress with Students & Families
  4. Unit Planning 2.0
  5. Planning & Executing IR & Writing Conferences
  6. Asking Fat & Skinny Questions
  7. Independent Reading Slump BOOST
  8. Deeper Textual Analysis
  9. Test Prep Without Abandoning Real Reading & Writing  & HS Resources Pack 1 & Pack 2
2nd 9 Weeks ELA Workshop Offerings
  1. Reading Artifacts As Texts
  2. They Read It, But They Don’t Get It:  Comprehension Strategies for 5-12 Grades
  3. Yes, Teaching Grammar Can Be Beautiful!
  4. Thinking & Reading & Talking about HS Culture
  5. Designing a Novel Unit
  6. Rubric Rating and Problem-Solving
3rd 9 Weeks ELA Workshop Offerings
  1. Collaborative Unit Designing Series
  2. Rubric-Rating & Problem-Solving
  3. ELA Social Justice Series:  Stoking Critical Consciousness & Righteous Rage with Students
  4. ELA Social Justice Series:  Language, Power, & Code-Switching
  5. ELA Social Justice Series:  White Identity Development
  6. Democratic Culture & Discussion Skill-Building
  7. Writing Re-Boot
  8. Rubrics:  Feedback Beyond the 9 Weeks Test
4th 9 weeks ELA Workshop Offerings
  1. ELA Test Prep Routines
  2. The New Jim Crow Book Study
  3. Creative Writing
  4. Sparking Instead of Sputtering at EOY- Reflecting & Student Leadership
  5. CRT in ELA:  Righteous Rage II
  6. Students’ Fire & TED Talk
  7. Reflecting on This Year to Plan the Next
  8. Best Year Ever- Planning a Parental Advisory Board for 2014-2015
  9. Best Year Ever:  IR Envisioning for 2014-2015
  10. Best Year Ever:  Textual Analysis Envisioning for 2014-2015

2012-2013 ELA Scope & Sequence

2012-2013 School Year

I.  Problem-Solving Group Guidance (Fall 2012)
II.  Reading/ Writing Club Article Guidance & Reading Optional Ideas:
III.  First 8 Weeks’ Kick-Off: August 16-18, 2012

ELA-specific sessions:

IV.  Professional Saturdays, 2012-2013:

Induction 2013

 

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