Professional Learning

Online Learning
Spring/Summer 2011 DOE Literacy Training
Summer 2011 Literacy Redelivery Training
L3 Session Resources

Online Learning

Online Learning-Tutorials

“Living the Life of a Reader and Writer” (teacher’s name is Jennifer Myers and it’s through the Carnegie Foundation)

Online Learning-Courses

Home page- Annenberg Learning - Teacher professional development and classroom resources across the curriculum

Teacher Literacy Resource Page

Georgia DOE Literacy Online Training

Individual Sessions

  1. Creating Contexts for Learning
    How can classroom organization and daily routines help students become better readers and writers? In this session, literacy expert Jeanne Paratore outlines strategies teachers can use to enhance literacy skills. You will learn how classroom organization, everyday routines, and grouping practices affect literacy skills in the middle grades. You will explore research-based strategies that help students learn, and see examples from actual classrooms.

  2. Fluency and Word Study
    Students in the intermediate grades continue to develop as fluent readers, using specific strategies for reading and understanding new words. How can teachers support their students' development of fluency, vocabulary, and decoding strategies? What instructional practices promote fluency and word study? In this session, literacy expert Richard Allington discusses the importance of fluent reading, vocabulary knowledge, and word analysis skills in effective, interactive, and engaged reading.

  3. Building Comprehension
    How can teachers advance students' comprehension before, during, and after reading? In this session, literacy expert Nell Duke defines comprehension and reviews the multiple strategies proficient readers use. You will learn how to use explicit instruction that promotes active, thoughtful learning.

  4. Writing
    How do students become effective writers? What challenges do they face in writing across the curriculum? In this session, literacy expert Nadeen Ruiz provides a structure for planning and implementing a writing program in the intermediate grades. You will learn how to connect specific teaching and assessment strategies to students' personal experiences and writing goals.

  5. Teaching Reading 3-5 New Literacies of the Internet
    How has the Internet changed traditional views of literacy instruction? What reading strategies are necessary to comprehend text on the Internet? What challenges do teachers face in providing instruction in the new literacies in grades 3-5? In this session, literacy expert Donald Leu addresses the reading and writing strategies required for using the Internet and how these new literacies are changing the way we teach. You will learn how to integrate technology into your literacy curriculum and enhance literacy learning in your classroom.

  6. Teaching English Language Learners
    What strengths and challenges do English language learners bring to the classroom? In this session, literacy and bilingual education expert Robert Jiménez examines the teaching strategies that best support the literacy development of students who are learning English as a second language. You will learn how to build on students' first language and background experiences, and how to create a classroom environment that promotes meaningful literacy learning.

  7. Teaching Diverse Learners
    One challenge teachers face is how to work with a broad range of cultural, linguistic, and intellectual differences among their students. How can teachers address the varied needs of all their students? What must teachers consider when planning and implementing literacy instruction? In this session, literacy expert Dorothy Strickland discusses key elements of effective instruction that build on student diversity and promote effective learning. You will learn strategies for differentiating instruction to maximize learning for all of your students.

  8. Assessment and Accountability
    How can assessment improve students' reading and writing? How do teachers assess student performance as they teach? In this session, literacy expert Kathryn Au discusses the importance of integrating assessment practices with classroom instruction on a daily basis. You will learn how to use assessment results to plan instruction, improve students' reading and writing, and prepare students for high-stakes testing.

Teaching Reading K-2 Workshop

The Literacy Web at University of Connecticut

Research Based Teaching Practices ( Great reasons for using )

On-line Reading degrees/endorsements from Georgia Universities