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Online Workshop Needs Teaching English/Language Arts Virtually

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Online Workshop Needs

Teaching English/Language Arts Virtually

via Zoom

**These workshops are best experienced as a series.**

 

One Friday a Month

9:00am- 12:00pm

Via Zoom



January 21, 2022

#1 Reading

 

February 11, 2022

#2 Writing

 

March 4, 2022

#3 Graphic Organizers/

Templates

 

April 8, 2022

#4 Text Selection

 

May 13, 2022

#5 Reflecting on Need &

Planning for Next Year

Presenter:

Dr. Lara Searcy is an Associate Professor, English Education Specialist; former high school English teacher and middle school Literacy Resource Specialist; and is Nationally Board Certified in AYA-ELA. In 2018, she was awarded the Circle of Excellence in Teaching from NSU. Her research interests include teacher efficacy, standards-based reforms, and teacher professional development. She is a proud member of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) and is the former President and current Executive Secretary of the Oklahoma affiliate- OKCTE. 

 

Purpose:

Online Workshop Needs (OWN):

#1 Reading

OWN Your READING Instruction!

Teachers will engage in instructional and assessment strategies (for online or in-person teaching) that will aid in their planning, teaching, and assessing of READING, including:   

reflecting on reading processes; 

critically reading genres for a variety of purposes and audiences; 

selecting texts that are engaging and relevant, from a variety of historical, cultural, ethnic, and global perspectives;

creating and reviewing a range of authentic assessments;

integrating reading with writing;

using contemporary technologies.

 

#2 Writing

OWN Your WRITING Instruction!

Teachers will engage in instructional and assessment strategies (online or in-person teaching) that will aid in their planning, teaching, and assessing of WRITING, including:   

  • reflecting on writing processes; 
  • utilizing different writing modes for a variety of purposes and audiences; 
  • drafting authentic writing prompts; 
  • providing feedback that promotes development and growth; 
  • creating and reviewing a range of rubrics and authentic assessments;
  • integrating reading with writing;
  • using contemporary technologies.

 

#3. Graphic Organizers/ Templates

OWN Your Instruction!

Teachers will engage in reading and writing strategies (focused on the use of graphic organizers) to help them understand and analyze the importance and purpose of how text is structured and how that can aid in reading comprehension and writing organization. Teachers will create/use multiple assignment “templates” they can transfer to their own content.

OAS-ELA 6-12.3.R.6- Students will analyze the structures of texts (e.g., compare/contrast, problem/solution, cause/effect, claims/evidence) and content by making complex inferences about texts to draw logical conclusions from textual evidence.

OAS-ELA 6-12.3.W.2- Students will compose essays and reports about topics, incorporating evidence (e.g., specific facts, examples, details) and maintaining an organized structure and a formal style.

 

#4. Text Selection

OWN Your Text Selection!

Teachers will work through a process to select/ interrogate texts and create/revise rationales and policies that affirm, celebrate, and advocate for students. Teachers will learn how to apply their own critical, literary lenses to the texts they (or a district) select in order to ensure “all learners hear the voices of their own heritage in the literature they encounter” in an “English language arts classroom [that] is inclusive of race, ethnicity, culture, and all perspectives that reflect the richness of human experience” (OAS-ELA, 2021, p. 5).

 

#5. Reflecting On Needs & Planning for Next Year

OWN Your Planning!

Teachers will reflect on the year to assess their own instructional and assessment effectiveness. Teachers will make instructional decisions to plan for the next year in order to be responsive to their own and student needs. This is the most important part of planning, but often we do not provide time for it-- so this workshop builds in that reflection time with resources on curriculum development!

 

Target Audience:

ALL Teachers- but primarily focused on upper elementary/secondary (5th-12th grade) ELA teachers

Cost:

$350 for OSAC members

$500 for non-members

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