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GWC 500-71 CHS Science: Increasing Literacy through Science Text Sets is a Course

GWC 500-71 CHS Science: Increasing Literacy through Science Text Sets

Ended May 21, 2020
1 credit

$45 Enroll

Full course description


Event Sponsor: *

Century High School

Event Contact Name: *

Mary Palmer

Position or Title: *

Instructional Coach

Event Contact Phone: *

(701) 323-6522

Event Contact Email: *

Event Location: *

Century High School

Event Start Date: *

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Event End Date: *

Thursday, May 21, 2020

Objective and Outcomes: *

• Participants will understand the value of text sets and how they can complement existing units.
• Participants will gather appropriate texts.
• Participants will implement pre, during, post/extension strategies that increase literacy (reading, writing, collaboration, inquiry).
• Participants will reflect on effectiveness of application and modify for the second unit that can be used at the beginning of the next year.

Resources/Course Materials: *

• Various science websites, such as Science News, Science News for Students, Science World, Common Sense for Literacy, and several others
• AVID Disciplinary Literacy Strategies
• Selected chapters from ReLeah Lent’s This is Disciplinary Literacy

Attendance: *

sign in sheet

Evaluation and Evidence of Learning and Application: *

1. Reflections on New Learning
• Teachers will meet weekly to discuss reading and application
• Teachers will reflect on past practices and how new techniques can prove more effective.

2. Application of New Learning:
• Teachers will implement text sets into existing units and will discuss successes and challenges.
• Teachers will monitor students’ successes and struggles while implementing these new strategies.
• Teachers will share information with fellow science teachers throughout the district.