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Posted on February 5, 2018

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Midwest Teachers Deepen Literacy Learning

This winter hundreds of middle school teachers are participating in professional learning designed to help them support students’ literacy learning and social emotional development. From Petoskey, Michigan to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, teachers are coming together to learn and share best practices at institutes facilitated by WestEd’s Reading Apprenticeship experts.

On February 8, several Wisconsin teachers and our own Dr. Mira-Lisa Katz will be talking about the instructional shifts they are making and the changes they are seeing in their students as they enact new literacy practices. Everyone is welcome to attend their session at the huge Wisconsin State Reading Association Convention; it is titled “Equipping Students for Disciplinary Literacy Success Through Reading Apprenticeship Across the Disciplines: A Partnership Between Wisconsin CESAs 1 and 6 and WestEd’s Strategic Literacy Initiative.” Look for more from the convention using #WSRA2018 and follow us on Twitter.

Their session will include information about the partnership between Wisconsin’s CESA 1, CESA 6 and WestEd funded by a U.S. Department of Education SEED grant project titled “Reading Apprenticeship Across the Disciplines.” Teachers in Wisconsin, Michigan, California, New York and Texas are participating in sustained, high-quality professional learning that provides extended opportunities to enhance their disciplinary literacy repertoires to more effectively engage students in the challenging content-area literacy practices demanded by the new standards and ESSA.

For information on how you can get involved in Reading Apprenticeship professional learning, contact us using the link below, or call (415) 615-3225.

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