Topic: Literacy Across the Curriculum
Thursday, May 26, 2011
Literacy is one of the most common terms used in our society today. We are surrounded by literacy terms - "financial literacy," "technological literacy," "geographical literacy," to name a few.
Lisa Dalrymple, Foreign Language Department Head for Mt. Blue RSD, will look at the expanded definition of literacy as it applies across the content areas.
"It is not enough to say that literacy is defined by being able to read and write. Today our students need to be able to do an array of tasks to be literate. Students need to be able to comprehend, identify, prioritize, organize, retrieve, and understand within a context that is meaningful. Literacy is not confined to one area of a person's life but rather it is found in every discipline. "... Lisa Dalrymple
Topic: Literacy Across the Curriculum
Presenters: Lisa Dalrymple
Date: June 2, 2011
Time: 3:00-4:00 p.m.
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Monday, May 16, 2011
- Inquiry seems to intimidate many teachers. The following blog post offers some great ideas on how teachers can tweak what they do and introduce the element of inquiry - including the use of a technology to answer the questions posed. Enjoy:)
Project-based learning is within reach of all teachers, says Bob Lenz, co-founder of Envision Schools. He writes in this blog post that project-based learning can be made easier if teachers simply tweak their existing lessons. He offers several examples from Envision Schools, including taking the study of literary works a step further by including textual analysis and using inquiry as the basis for nearly all lessons. Edutopia.org/Bob Lenz's blog (4/28)
Friday, May 6, 2011
Using Additional Teacher Collaboration Time to Improve Student Achievement
Thursday, May 26
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Pacific Time (1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time)
In this fourth and final session of our webinar series on expanded learning time, NCTL staff will share how more time can be best used to improve teacher collaboration and professional development.
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