The institute gives you the overview you need to see the broad picture, the latest research so you can stay ahead of the curve, and relevant strategies you can apply the next day. Welcome to a rich and intensive learning experience!
Participants receive relevant reading materials and resources.
During our live online presentations, we go through the topic and open to questions.
Our institutes facilitate active participation through activities such as online forum discussions.
Disciplinary Literacy and the Challenge of Adolescent Reading
In this three-day institute, we will explore how we can effectively support adolescents in developing disciplinary reading/writing/thinking skills at the middle and high school levels.
- What is “disciplinary literacy”?
- How can content-area teachers increase students’ disciplinary reading/writing/thinking skills?
- Understand that there are deep connections between each content area (i.e., discipline) and the ways in which we must encourage students to read, write, and think like historians, mathematicians, scientists, etc.
- Understand the notion that reading/writing strategies must be carefully selected and adapted to match disciplinary purposes and particular students’ needs.
- Understand the different literacy needs of students who struggle with reading, especially second language learners and students with learning differences.
- Understand how technology, professional learning communities, and discussion-based protocols can support disciplinary literacy instruction.