The Transforming Literacy Through Content-Area Reading: Elementary (PreK–6) Community of Practice engages elementary educators in leveraging discipline-specific reading to foster a culture of literacy. Participants will explore opportunities to provide students with diverse text types and activate background knowledge to support engagement with content and extend students’ depth of comprehension. Educators will experience the AVID Critical Reading Process, which engages students in strategies that build content-area literacy skills and break down barriers to rigorous content. This Community of Practice will empower every educator with the knowledge, strategies, and resources necessary to integrate disciplinary literacy and gradually release responsibility to students. All strategies, digital activities, and digital tools experienced in this Community of Practice can be leveraged in face-to-face, blended, or virtual learning environments.
This Community of Practice requires all participants to have their own device or laptop that can connect to the internet. Participants must bring an acceptable device, power cord, and earbuds/headphones with them to the session. If a district-issued device is being used, be sure to log in to the device on the district network before attending. Device software and preferred web browsers (Chrome or Firefox) need to be up to date.
Three-day summer virtual professional learning event featuring real-time interaction with facilitators and peers nationwide in both a Community of Practice and a session illustrating ways to extend learning throughout the school year, engage in productive planning, and ignite inspiration campuswide. Plus, time is provided before or after virtual learning for individuals to further reflect or for sites and districts to host their own activities.
Four 3-hour professional learning modules through a virtual platform using videoconferencing provide a high-paced, interactive, dynamic learning experience while modeling engaging and rigorous instruction. There will also be opportunities to engage in One-to-One Collaborative Coaching.