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Literacy and Standards-Based
Instruction in a Digital World

Literacy and Standards-Based Instruction in a Digital World will help strengthen your practice by equipping you to align standards-based teaching strategies with digital media and tools.

Audience: K12 ELA and Content Area Teachers; Central Office, Building and Teacher Leaders


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About this Academy

In today’s media and information-rich world, we must equip our students to be digitally literate as discerning readers, critical thinkers, and skilled producers of information. Higher and rigorous expectations are driving shifts in both teaching and learning experiences. Literacy and Standards-Based Instruction in a Digital World will help strengthen your practice by equipping you to align standards-based teaching strategies with digital media and tools to help your students become the skilled readers, writers, and thinkers needed in today’s world.

This professional development provides:

  • Literacy instruction and assessment strategies to support the development of digitally literate students in preparation for college and career expectations.
  • Instructional strategies aligned to the expectations of college and career readiness, including critical reading, teaching academic vocabulary with complex texts, and using digital media and digital tools.
  • Strategies to leverage digital resources in support of balanced literacy and content area classrooms.

Agenda

8:30 AM

Welcome and Introduction: Teaching for DEPTH
Digital Literacy: Why, what, and how?
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing: Students as critical thinkers

12:00 PM—Lunch (provided)

Purposeful Assessment of Learning: What is evidence of literacy learning?
Text with Rigor and Complexity: Close reading of complex texts
Higher and Clearer Learning Targets:Engaging students in ownership of their learning

3:00 PM—Wrap-Up


Learning Targets

  • I CAN describe digital literacy, its importance for students and its connection to college and career readiness.
  • I CAN develop explicit learning targets to engage students in owning their learning.
  • I CAN describe and utilize high leverage instructional literacy strategies to engage and support students.
  • I CAN explain purposeful assessment strategies and use them to develop an assessment that includes digital content and measure students’ literacy skills
  • I CAN identify digital tools and resources to engage students in authentic literacy learning and to support their digital literacy development

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What People are Saying

"Dr. Beerer has shared with us a wealth of resources? that can be utilized with teachers in professional development. She's been able to take something that can be perceived as abstract and make it very concrete."

Andrew Loiterstein
Principal
Brentwood Middle School