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Essential Instructional Practices in Early Literacy: Kindergarten to 3rd Grade
February 19 @ 8:30 am - February 22 @ 4:00 pm
GELN and its Early Literacy Task Force will present the Essential Instructional Practices in Early Literacy: Kindergarten to 3rd Grade
Registration on first day at 8:30am; Session – 9:00am – 4:00pm each day
(1) To provide professional development on the Essential Instructional Practices: K-3, for all school district and public school academy individuals or district teams made up of Literacy Coaches, Lead Teachers, Special Education Directors, English Learner Practitioners and Leaders, Building Administrators, Curriculum Directors, and Superintendents in Michigan and
(2) to launch a professional early literacy network that will involve ongoing interaction and resources through a Literacy Leaders Online Community.
- Participants will be able to characterize the state of third-grade reading in Michigan.
- Participants will be able to define research and articulate reasons why research on literacy education and literacy coaching, including a continually updated knowledge of that research, should guide practice.
- Participants will be able to describe the origin and purposes of the following document:
- Michigan Association of Intermediate School Administrators General Education Leadership Network Early Literacy Task Force (2016). Essential instructional practices in early literacy: K to 3. Lansing, MI: Authors, and develop awareness of other “Essentials” documents.
- Participants will be able to list key areas of literacy development that can be affected by instruction.
- Participants will be able to state reasons why considerable attention to science and social studies education contributes to literacy development.
- Participants will be able to articulate reasons why each essential literacy instructional practice #1 – #9 has been identified as having the potential to have a positive impact on literacy development.
- Participants will be able to explain the meaning of each sentence within each essential literacy instructional practice #1 – #9.
- Participants will demonstrate at least a beginning understanding of instruction consistent and inconsistent with each essential literacy instructional practice, including each bullet underneath each essential literacy instructional practice #1 – #9.
- Participants will be able to articulate specific connections between the Essential instructional practices in early literacy: K to 3 and multi-tiered Multi-tiered Systems of Supports (MTSS) as defined by the Michigan Department of Education. http://www.
- Participants will improve their ability to support professional learning and coach teachers around content within each of the essential literacy instructional practices #1 through #9.