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SEEC - Improving Academic Literacy - Cohort B
The Improving Academic Literacy (IAL) Project is a professional development opportunity sponsored by the South East Education Cooperative (SEEC). The goals of this project  are to become familiar with and implement research-based literacy strategies that will increase student achievement for learners. Cohort B is made of up of West Fargo, Jamestown, Northern Cass and Richland secondary schools.

- August 15, 2017: IAL Kickoff - Engaging and Motivating all students

- September 28, 2017 Academic Language/Vocabulary (pt 1)

- November 29, 2017: Academic Language/Vocabulary (pt 2)

- February 8, 2018: Critical Thinking/Comprehension (pt 1)

- April 11, 2018: Critical Thinking/Comprehension (pt 2) & Structuring Effective Classroom Discussions

Dr. Kevin Feldman is well-known as a co-author of Scholastic’s READ 180 Intervention Program. His career in education spans more than 40 years. While Director of Reading and Intervention for Sonoma County Office of Education, he was responsible for developing, organizing, and monitoring programs related to PreK-12 literacy and the prevention and remediation of reading difficulties. To learn more about Dr. Feldman’s work, you may view workshop videos on vimeo (https://vimeo.com/album/2332570).

2 credits are available through VCSU.

Session 5 (Required)
(Wednesday, April 11, 2018 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM)
Session ID: 35978
Day 5: Critical Thinking/Comprehension ( Pt 2) & Structuring Effective Classroom Discussions - Jamestown
Seats Filled: 37 / 50
Location:Jamestown School District, Jamestown Admin Building, 207 2nd Ave SE, Jamestown, 58401, JMS - Thompson Room



Important Breakout Information:

Teams will meet in Jamestown Schools for the morning session and the lunch and afternoon session will be held in the Thompson Room at Jamestown Middle School. 

• Learning Walk experience (AM)

• Session 5 Debrief and Study (PM): Content is based on the latest research findings (IES Summary) re: “best practices” including but are not limited to; engaging and motivating all students, academic language/vocabulary, critical thinking/comprehension (Part 2), and structuring effective classroom discussions

• Plan for Partner/Peer observation, debrief, and reflection

• Plan for Continued Learning Walks and discussions with other colleagues…

• INVITATION for 2018-19 commitment to Improving Academic Literacy Project

Bring your binder! Laptops/tablets will be needed for short periods at each session.Laptops/tablets will be needed for short periods at each session.

Lunch and snack will be provided.


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