OSSE invites Middle School English Language Arts (ELA) Teachers, Reading Specialists and Special Education Teachers, Instructional Coaches, Instructional Leaders in Grades 5-8 to register for a standards bootcamp series, which will include four, half-day professional development opportunities focused on deepening instructional practice of the ELA, Common Core State Standards. The Secondary ELA Standards Bootcamp will have three main areas of focus:
- in-depth grounding in the standards to guide instructional planning and student learning experiences,
- deepening content knowledge about close and volume reading using complex, grade-level texts, and
- equitable instructional practices to ensure equity in access to rigorous, high-quality instructional texts and tasks.
Through these sessions, participants will understand the intersection of reading and writing standards and their role in close and volume reading. Participants will be prepared to increase engagement and access to rigorous and complex texts and tasks using evidence-based practices, strategies, and tools. Additionally, participants will have the opportunity to engage and collaborate with colleagues across the city to enhance and strengthen practice.
Participants of the cohort will have the opportunity to receive 12 Professional Learning Units (PLU’s) and technical assistance in conjunction with participating in four, in-person sessions. Space is limited; therefore, early registration is strongly encouraged. Attendance at all four sessions is mandatory.
For questions, please contact Ashleigh Tillman at [email protected].