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English Language Arts

Beyond the Book: Critical Inquiry & Rigor in English Language Arts Classrooms (grades 6-12) May 2, 2020

Presenters: Dr. Salika Lawrence & Tiffany Labissiere
This workshop introduces middle and high school teachers to strategies for increasing rigor and critical analysis of texts. Presenters will model hands-on strategies that foster classroom discussions, and inquiry as springboards into close analysis of social issues beyond the text. Presenters will introduce participants to ready-to use frameworks for analyzing texts. Then participants will apply these protocols to a wide range of traditional and nontraditional texts. Throughout the workshop, emphasis will be placed on motivation, engagement, access, and creating inclusive classrooms where all students can actively participate. The presenters will model a wide range of strategies that differentiate for diverse learners while maintaining high expectations and rigor.
  • Saturday 9:00am – 3:00pm
    The workshop will be synchronous and asynchronous.
    Live Session 9:00am – 11:30am – Online Discussion Posts 11:30am – 3:00pm
  • 6 hours Professional Development
  • Fee: $200.00 per person/per workshop
  • Includes workshop materials, certification of completion,

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The Power of Story – The 2020 TCNJ Summer Institute for English Language Arts Educators

The English Department at The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) is offering a summer institute for English language arts teachers on The Power of Story.” The four-day institute provides 20 hours of professional development, covers a wide range of topics, and is taught by TCNJ English Department faculty. Dates: July 13 – 16, 2020.
For detailed information, fees and registration please go to:
2020 Summer Institute – The Power of Story

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