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Online Professional Development
Recharge your teaching, learn new techniques and strategies, and connect with other literacy professionals—all without leaving your desk.
Designed to offer focused sessions on specific topics, our Web seminars offer discussion, direction, and concrete examples that you can use.
Close Reading: The Assessment-Instruction Connection
DATE | Tuesday, December 10, 2013
TIME | 04:00–05:00 pm EDT
Close, careful reading of complex texts supported by well-designed text dependent questions is a key component of teaching to the Common Core Standards. This interactive Web seminar will consider ways that thoughtful formative assessment can ensure that students are adequately supported in close reading, without removing the productive struggle of working with challenging texts. We will explore questions such as:
- How do I know if this is an appropriate text for close reading?
- How can I differentiate the close reading experience for diverse learners?
- How do I know if close reading "went well"?
These programs offer a sustained approach to professional development, integrating a variety of tools from podcasts to live chats to classroom videos.
Investigations offer brief, self-paced online professional learning about the teaching shifts needed to help students prepare to meet college and career-ready standards for learning.
Facilitated Online Courses will guide you using classroom videos and professional texts to encourage collaboration around critical questions about literacy learning and school improvement.
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