What's New

Posted on July 22, 2016

Middle School-High School What's New

Teachers Begin Reading Apprenticeship Across the Disciplines

Starting in July and August, 500+ secondary teachers in six states—CA, IL, MI, NY, TX and WI—will begin a two year blended Reading Apprenticeship learning experience. Funded by a U.S. Department of Education SEED grant, these teachers are the first of three cohorts who will take part in Reading Apprenticeship Across the Disciplines (RAAD). The summer professional learning experience is three days and will be followed throughout the next two years with a unique blend of face-to-face and online learning.

The goal of this new model of Reading Apprenticeship is to support middle and high school teachers over time to collaborate and integrate new academic literacy and social-emotional learning routines that have been shown to help students be more capable readers, thinkers, listeners and knowledge makers. In addition to attending face-to-face meetings, teachers will be working together in online PLCs and site-based school team meetings. Facilitated by Reading Apprenticeship leaders, the subject-specific online PLCs will bring teachers from around the country together to discuss how the uptake of the Reading Apprenticeship Instructional Framework is unique to their disciplines and classrooms. The monthly cross-disciplinary site-based school team meetings, facilitated by local Teacher Leaders, will enable the uptake of Reading Apprenticeship at the school level. RAAD’s meshing of three forms of professional learning, (1) cross-disciplinary learning in large face-to-face groups, (2) small subject-specific online PLCs and (3) monthly site-based school team meetings, is an innovation that we anticipate will be a strong model for large scale professional learning.

Read more about the Reading Apprenticeship Across the Disciplines SEED grant from the U.S. Department of Education here.

For more information, contact Diane Lee, Program Coordinator.

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