Conferences are back underway in-person this fall! This is a key time for professionals to celebrate work, solve problems, and share knowledge and resources to improve teaching and learning. Here are just a few of the many opportunities to learn more from teachers and scholars engaged in improving teaching and learning. Please join us at the conferences and share your events on Reading Apprenticeship’s Facebook and Twitter accounts. We will share the presentations and publications as soon as they are available — check back here!
NCTE (National Council for the Teaching of English)
Sunday, November 20, 2022
Presentation: Centering Students’ Voices in Classroom Assessment: Environmental Charter Schools and Reading Apprenticeship Collaboration
Time: 9:00 a.m.–10:15 a.m.
Presenters: Linda Friedrich (WestEd), Bethany Sanabria (Environmental Charter High School), and Jane Wyche-Jonas (Environmental Charter High School)
Description: We will actively explore an essential question through reading, considering classroom examples, and reflecting: How can we make students more central to formative assessment processes to center their voices and turn the intellectual work of literacy learning over to them? We will share assessment tools and processes that we developed.
You can read more about ECS and their exceptional leadership here: https://readingapprenticeship.org/success-story/environmental-charter-schools-ecs/ AND HERE https://readingapprenticeship.org/a-leader-to-learn-from/
Literacy Research Association
Conference schedule: https://convention2.allacademic.com/one/lra/lra22/
A) Wed, November 30, 10:15 to 11:45am (paper session): Crossing boundaries between science and literacy for equitable text use in middle and high school science teaching
Cynthia Greenleaf and Kathleen Hinchman summarize their work with Reading Apprenticeship experts and science teachers which explored the challenges and affordances of integrating science and literacy during the the pandemic. What do your students read and write? How do you help them? Access the curriculum units these science teachers developed here: https://wested.box.com/s/y6c8dmoufqalzqok2y617l0qrkiccnhz
B) Thu, December 1, 7:00 to 8:30am (invitation only): Reading Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
Cynthia Greenleaf joins a short list of esteemed literacy researchers: she is being announced as a new inductee into the Reading Hall of Fame! Her big speech will not be this week, so stay tuned for lessons from the master. In the meantime, you can read just a few of her publications by typing “Greenleaf” into the search button on ReadingApprenticeship.org, or see the presentations below and above!
C) Fri, December 2, 8:30 to 10:00am – Innovations in Literacy Professional Learning
Reading Apprenticeship co-founder Cynthia Greenleaf, Associate Director Mary Stump, researcher Mira-Lisa Katz, and educator Gayle Cribb will be part of a forum for the forthcoming book (Feb 2023) from Guildford Press: Innovations in Literacy Professional Learning: Strengthening Equity, Access, and Sustainability. Their chapter describes the foundational principles of WestEd’s Reading Apprenticeship program, and “makes it real” with snapshots from the professional journey teacher-school leader-PD designer-facilitator-researcher of Gayle Cribb. Their chapter closes with a challenge the field to replicate this kind of work.