Introduction: why are we doing this?Using literacy strategies and digital literacy across all content areas – not the usual life in HS
Lead teachers – monitor the charts and summarize the big ideasHybrid version
Tie to first question on graffiti wall
HeatherIt’s not my job to teach reading and writing!”“I’m not a literacy specialist!”“I don’t have the training or the skills to teach literacy!”“I have my own curriculum and don’t have time for anything else!”
Google DocPrincipal’s check on learning from PDStandards:Standard 3Teachers align their instruction with the NCSCS •Teachers know the content appropriate to their teaching specialty •Teachers recognize the interconnectedness of content areas/ disciplines Standard 4Teachers integrate and utilize technology in their instruction Standard 5•Teachers analyze student learning •Teachers link professional growth to their professional goals
Digital literacy bladen 10 26
Implementing the Common CoreState Standards for Literacy and the N.C. Essential Standards for Information & Technology Bladen County Schools October 26, 2012
DRAFT Digital DisclaimerThe digital tools used during the course of this traininghave been helpful to some educators across thestate. However, due to the rapidly changing digitalenvironment, NCDPI does not represent nor endorse thatthese tools are the exclusive digital tools for the purposesoutlined during this session.
DRAFTAccess to training materials: http://rt3region4.ncdpi.wikispaces.net 3
DRAFT Norms• Ask questions• Engage fully• Integrate new information• Open your mind to diverse views• Utilize what you learn
DRAFT Graffiti Wall Activity1. What words or short phrases describe what you want students to accomplish by the time they complete your grade/course?2. What comes to mind when you think about literacy in your classroom?3. What comes to mind when you think about technology in your classroom?
DRAFT Meeting OutcomesBy the end of this session, participants will.…• Be familiar with Common Core 6-12 Literacy Standards• Be familiar with N.C. Information & Technology Essential Standards• Collaborate with discipline colleagues on ways to integrate disciplinary & digital literacies into their classrooms.
DRAFTWhat does it mean to beCollege & Career Ready?
STARTING THE CONVERSATION WITH THEELEPHANT K-5 focus: learning to read & write 6-12 focus: reading & writing to learn
DRAFTLiteracy defined… "… literacy is essential for success in almost every area of life. Literacy is far more than the ability to read and write basic text. Rather, literacy is the ability to read, speak, listen, and think in order to learn, communicate, and making meaning of increasingly complex print and online texts. Literacy and content learning are deeply intertwined" (Taking the Lead on Adolescent Literacy Action Steps for Schoolwide Success by Judith Irvin, Julie Meltzer, Nancy Dean, Martha Jan Mickler, page 2
DRAFT Jigsaw Activity• At your tables, assign each member an assignment from the next 2 slides.• Take 5 minutes to read your assigned section and be prepared to briefly explain it to your tablemates.• Teach your tablemates (The Self-Assessment document on the wiki is useful for taking notes.)
Link for Informational DRAFT Technology Standards• Open the link for the Informational Technology Essential Standards (ITES) livebinder and research the 5 strands in the ITES. Discuss with a partner ways that technology enabled instruction can be integrated into all the content areas and the relevance of the ITES in teaching and learning. How do these strands influence the decisions you will make as a classroom teacher in planning and facilitating meaningful learning for all learners? Link for ITES Livebinder: http://www.livebinders.com/play/play/163455
DRAFT Create your own Word Cloud• www.wordle.net• www.tagxedo.com• www.tagul.com• How might you use word clouds with your students?
Self-Assessment Present Future1. I’ve never heard of this. • Look through2. I’ve heard about this, but CCSS/NCES for just haven’t tried it. examples that align with3. I’ve tried this once or the literacy standards and twice. make personal notes.4. I’ve tried this several • Identify 1-3 areas for times. growth.5. This is an integral part of my classroom
DRAFT Collaborative Brainstorming/Planning• With a partner, discuss the following: – Identify ways in which you currently implement disciplinary literacy (Literacy standards) and digital literacy (IT standards). – Brainstorm ways in which you can integrate disciplinary literacy (Literacy standards) and digital literacy (IT standards) in your lessons. – Set a goal for integrating these standards into at least one lesson/unit by the date determined by your building administrator.
DRAFT Other Tech Resources• Verizon Thinkfinity - http://www.thinkfinity.org (especially the following ReadWriteThink interactives: Essay Map, Persuasion Map, Notetaker, Webbing Tool, Doodle Splash)• Intel Engage - http://engage.intel.com/community/teachersengage/ Bruce Ketcham facilitates a WCS community on Intel• Web 2.0 tools listed on regional wiki
DRAFT Books• Content Matters: A Disciplinary Literacy Approach to Improving Student Learning edited by Stephanie. M. McConachie & Anthony R. Petrosky• Disciplinary Literacy: Redefining Deep Understanding and Leadership for 21st-Century Demands by Thomasina Piercy & William Piercy• Literacy is Not Enough: 21st Century Fluencies for the Digital Age by Lee Crockett, Ian Jukes & Andrew Churches• Digital Citizenship in Schools by Mike Ribble• Curriculum 21: Essential Education for a Changing World edited by Heidi Hayes Jacobs
DRAFT Final Reflection• http://tinyurl.com/bcs612literacyreflection• Responses will be shared with school and district leaders to provide follow-up support.