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Language Arts Course Offerings

  • Feb
    26
    This event is scheduled for 4:30pm to - 5:30pm

    Join us for an overview of the newly released MISD Indicators of High-Quality Literacy Instruction. The document: · Supports the MISD Literacy Framework document · Surfaces the minimum “standard of care” practices embedded within Tier 1 literacy instruction · Describes research-supported, observable teacher and student behaviors for many elements of the MISD Literacy Framework · Can be used as a guide to plan instruction, learning activities and outcomes for improving student literacy All registered participants will receive a copy of the MISD Indicators of High-Quality Literacy Instruction.

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  • Feb
    28
    This event is scheduled for 7:30am to - 8:30am

    Join us for an overview of the newly released MISD Indicators of High-Quality Literacy Instruction. The document: · Supports the MISD Literacy Framework document · Surfaces the minimum “standard of care” practices embedded within Tier 1 literacy instruction · Describes research-supported, observable teacher and student behaviors for many elements of the MISD Literacy Framework · Can be used as a guide to plan instruction, learning activities and outcomes for improving student literacy All registered participants will receive a copy of the MISD Indicators of High-Quality Literacy Instruction.

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  • Feb
    28
    This event is scheduled for 8:00am to - 3:00am

    Teachers assess student learning in many ways, and for different purposes. This session asks participants to take a critical look at the match between standards, instruction and assessment. Using Fisher and Frey’s book Developing Assessment-Capable Visible Learners as a guide, we will examine ways to maximize the time we spend interpreting and acting on assessment data. Participants can expect to leave with ideas about how to: · begin to understand how to match assessment tasks to learning targets · actively involve students in the assessment process · incorporate student goal-setting and progress-monitoring · use high-quality feedback to improve the cycle of instruction and assessment

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  • Mar
    04
    This event is scheduled for 4:30pm to - 5:30pm

    Join us for an overview of the newly released MISD Indicators of High-Quality Literacy Instruction. The document: · Supports the MISD Literacy Framework document · Surfaces the minimum “standard of care” practices embedded within Tier 1 literacy instruction · Describes research-supported, observable teacher and student behaviors for many elements of the MISD Literacy Framework · Can be used as a guide to plan instruction, learning activities and outcomes for improving student literacy All registered participants will receive a copy of the MISD Indicators of High-Quality Literacy Instruction.

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  • Mar
    05
    This event is scheduled for 8:00am to - 3:00pm

    Independent reading allows student choice in what, when and how they read. But how does a teacher coordinate and monitor student progress? In this session, we will explore the research around the benefits and challenges of incorporating independent reading into the secondary classroom through student book clubs, literature circles and sustained silent reading (SSR). We will examine research about using a reader´s workshop approach to improve each student´s reading . Topics will include how to build and maintain a classroom library, how to get students engaged in reading on their own, and how to work with students to set and meet reading goals. By the end of the session, participants will have some concrete ideas about how and why to incorporate independent reading into their curriculum. Participants please bring one student-appropriate novel they have read on the day of the session.

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  • Mar
    05
    This event is scheduled for 4:30pm to - 6:30pm

    “Fix” your workshop issues and “up” your game! The first hour of each evening will focus on a topic or tools to develop expertise. The second hour will be open to troubleshooting. Topic: Revision - Revisit revision as a primer for instruction

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  • Mar
    05
    This event is scheduled for 4:30pm to - 6:30pm

    "Fix" your workshop issues and guph your game! The first hour of each evening will focus on a topic or tools to develop expertise. The second hour will be open to troubleshooting. Topic: Poetry - Beautify your students writing with poetry.

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  • Mar
    14
    This event is scheduled for 7:30am to - 8:30am

    Join us for an overview of the newly released MISD Indicators of High-Quality Literacy Instruction. The document: · Supports the MISD Literacy Framework document · Surfaces the minimum “standard of care” practices embedded within Tier 1 literacy instruction · Describes research-supported, observable teacher and student behaviors for many elements of the MISD Literacy Framework · Can be used as a guide to plan instruction, learning activities and outcomes for improving student literacy All registered participants will receive a copy of the MISD Indicators of High-Quality Literacy Instruction.

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  • Mar
    20
    This event is scheduled for 8:00am to - 3:00pm

    Students need to be able to notice key features of texts as they read. Many students struggle with this task, but what can teachers do about it? In this session, participants will discover instructional ‘signposts’ they can use to help students comprehend texts. Two professional books from authors Kylene Beers and Robert E. Probst are included in this session: Notice & Note: Strategies for Close Reading and Reading Nonfiction: Notice & Note Stances, Signposts, and Strategies. Participants will explore these two resources to help demystify both literary and informational texts for students at all reading levels. Together we will begin to consider how these signposts can be used in an instructional model that includes modeled reading, shared reading, guided reading and independent reading. This in an introductory session geared to teachers who are new to using the signposts, or have recently begun to incorporate them into their instruction and would like some review and support.

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  • Mar
    20
    This event is scheduled for 8:30am to - 11:45am

    Summer reading loss contributes greatly to achievement gaps. Learn the research behind summer reading loss with strategies to prevent it. Why let all that hard work you have done throughout the year lag? Instead, put a plan in place to sustain your efforts. This (2) half day session event will consist of reading assigned pages outside of workshop time. Attendance at each session will include a discussion and debrief of the assigned pages.

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  • Mar
    28
    This event is scheduled for 12:30pm to - 3:00pm

    Join your literacy leader colleagues in bi-monthly collaboration and conversation meetings.

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  • Apr
    23
    This event is scheduled for 8:00am to - 3:00pm

    Description of Workshop: Do you want to help your students have more engaging presentations? Are you interested in holding more effective classroom discussions? This session will examine what speaking and listening skills students need to build and develop during their secondary education. Explore ways to set clear expectations, assess student performance, and provide opportunities for feedback and reflection. Target Audience: Secondary Teachers

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  • Apr
    25
    This event is scheduled for 8:00am to - 3:00pm

    The Michigan ELA standards set student proficiency expectations in three types of writing: narrative, informational, and argumentation. Each of these types of writing has distinct characteristics, but how do we keep writing interesting and fresh for students (AND teachers!)? This session will reacquaint participants with the writing and language standards, then look at some different types of writing tasks that help build students’ skills. Target Audience: Secondary ELA Teachers

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  • Apr
    25
    This event is scheduled for 4:00pm to - 6:00pm

    All Macomb ACRI-AARI teachers are welcome to attend and collaborate with our county coaches and fellow ACRI-AARI teachers.

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  • Apr
    30
    This event is scheduled for 8:00am to - 3:00pm

    Students need strong literacy skills to be successful in any content area. But the literacy demands of each discipline are slightly different. Participants are encouraged to attend this cross-disciplinary training with colleagues who teach different subjects: English, science, social studies and math. Our goal is to examine the student experience of using different literacy skills and strategies at different times during the course of a school day. In this session, we will learn together in the morning, taking a critical look into each discipline’s standards to identify literacy tasks. We will also look at examples of standardized testing to identify the literacy skills they require for student success. In the afternoon, participants will split into breakout groups by discipline, and MISD consultants will guide them through content-specific strategies to help students succeed. The day will conclude with a sharing session for each team, and a whole-group share out and reflection.

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  • May
    09
    This event is scheduled for 12:30pm to - 3:00pm

    Join your literacy leader colleagues in bi-monthly collaboration and conversation meetings.

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  • May
    30
    This event is scheduled for 4:00pm to - 5:30pm

    Join MISD consultants to learn about the SAT suite of assessments, including the PSAT 8/9, PSAT 10 and SAT. Find out how the tests are structured and scored. Examine items from released test booklets included in the "Analysis in Science" and "Analysis in History/Social Studies" cross-test score areas to identify connections to content and literacy standards, and help identify areas where science and social studies teachers will need additional training and support. Facilitators will share resources teachers can use to help students with content area reading skills in their classrooms, while also preparing students for the demands of the SAT tests.

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  • Sep
    26
    This event is scheduled for 12:30pm to - 3:00pm

    Join your literacy leader colleagues in bi-monthly collaboration and conversation meetings.

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  • Nov
    21
    This event is scheduled for 12:30pm to - 3:00pm

    Join your literacy leader colleagues in bi-monthly collaboration and conversation meetings.

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  • Nov
    28
    This event is scheduled for 4:30pm to - 6:30pm

    “Fix” your workshop issues and “up” your game! The first hour of each evening will focus on a topic or tools to develop expertise. The second hour will be open to troubleshooting. Topic: Opinion - Secure your footing in the opinion units.

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  • Jan
    16
    This event is scheduled for 12:30pm to - 3:00pm

    Join your literacy leader colleagues in bi-monthly collaboration and conversation meetings.

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  • Mar
    19
    This event is scheduled for 12:30pm to - 3:00pm

    Join your literacy leader colleagues in bi-monthly collaboration and conversation meetings.

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  • May
    21
    This event is scheduled for 12:30pm to - 3:00pm

    Join your literacy leader colleagues in bi-monthly collaboration and conversation meetings.

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