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Curriculum Q & A Blog, Question 56: How Can I Learn More about the Curriculum during the Summer So That I’m Prepared In the Fall?

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Curriculum Q & A Blog, Question 56: How Can I Learn More about the Curriculum during the Summer So That I’m Prepared In the Fall?

Summer is upon us. This is a time to refresh, recharge and, eventually (sigh), get ready for teaching in the fall. To make things a little easier for you, we have compiled all of the professional learning opportunities that will take place this summer related to EL Education’s Language Arts Curriculum. These offerings range from three-day institutes to self-paced online courses to books you can read on the beach. We hope that among this variety of offerings you will find something that inspires you.


Starting Strong (three-day virtual institute)

Understand the design behind our award-winning curriculum while building community alongside fellow educators. Familiarize yourself with curriculum materials and plan for a successful launch. This three-day virtual offering is $900 per participant.

Offerings:

  • Introduction to the K-5 Language Arts Curriculum (June 28-30)
  • Introduction to the 6-8, Second Edition Language Arts Curriculum (June 28-30)
  • Leading Implementation, K-8 (June 28-30)
  • Introduction to the K-2 Reading Foundations Skills Block (July 7-9)

For more information, click here.


WePD (90-minute virtual PD)

WePD: Race, Bias, and Power: Addressing Sensitive Topics in Curriculum Series

How do we set teachers up to be successful when discussing sensitive topics of race, bias, and power in the classroom? The journey to exploring sensitive topics related to EL’s curriculum is adaptive, not technical work. This workshop builds skills for coaching teachers in addressing sensitive topics in classroom instruction and skills in engaging teachers in work that challenges mindsets and beliefs. Participants will learn a clear process to support teachers in addressing sensitive topics within the curriculum with a coach’s lens.

This 90-minute session costs $75 and is offered on three dates (sign up for one). For more information, click on the date of the session you would like to attend:

WePD: K-3 Summer Skills

Join us for this 90-minute, free webinar to learn how to address unfinished learning in foundational reading skills using the newly created EL Education K-3 Summer Skills materials. K-3 Summer Skills, based on EL Education’s comprehensive language arts curriculum, has been designed for primary students and will address missed reading foundations content.

To register for this free webinar on June 11 from 3–4:30 p.m. EST, click here.


Webinar (45 minutes)

Join us for a free Curriculum Snapshot Webinar to see inside the design and implementation of the EL Education K-8 Language Arts curriculum. During this 45-minute Snapshot, we’ll zoom in on the topic of culturally responsive curriculum and professional development.

May 26th, 1 p.m. EST

For more information, click here.


Online Courses (asynchronous; self-paced)

Access expert implementation support when and where you need it, at your own pace. Online courses can supplement coaching or stand alone to guide educators throughout adoption of the curriculum. Each course is developed by EL Education’s curriculum and implementation experts with extensive experience in diverse classrooms. Courses are $100 each and users are granted access for one academic year and are encouraged to utilize the resources and tools included in each course at critical stages of their curriculum implementation.

Offerings:

  • Course 1: Introduction to the EL Education K-5 Language Arts Curriculum and Materials
  • Course 2: Preparing to Teach the EL Education K-5 Language Arts Curriculum
  • Course 3: Support for the EL Education K-2 Curriculum Reading Foundations Skills Block
  • Course 4: Leading Implementation of the EL Education K-5 Language Arts Curriculum
  • Course 5: Phonics Basics
  • Course 6: Support for the EL Education K-2 Reading Foundations Skills Block
  • Course 7: Fostering Character in a Collaborative Classroom
  • Course 8: Vocabulary Instruction in the EL Education Language Arts Curriculum
  • Course 9: Strengthening Writing through Models, Critique, and Descriptive Feedback

For more information, click here.


Free Online PD Packs (asynchronous; self-paced)

PD Packs are self-paced, curated experiences for individual or group learning, often linked directly to one of our institutes or books.

Offerings:

  • Language Arts Curriculum
  • Collaborative Culture (based on the book Management in the Active Classroom)
  • Supporting English Language Learners
  • Helping All Learners
  • Meet the Modules (first edition 3–8 Curriculum)
  • We Are Crew: A Teamwork Approach to School Culture (based on the book of the same name)
  • Leaders of Their Own Learning: Transforming Schools through Student-Engaged Assessment (based on the book of the same name)
  • Learning That Lasts: Challenging, Engaging, and Empowering Students with Deeper Instruction (based on the book of the same name)

For access to all PD Packs, click here.


Books

EL Education has several books to support schools and teachers implementing our curriculum. The Grades K–5 and Grades 6–8 Curriculum Companion books are the obvious choice for teachers and leaders looking for guidance on everything from the principles the curriculum was built upon to annotated close reading lessons. Other books from EL Education will support schools interested in Crew, student-engaged assessment, deeper instruction, and management in the active classroom.

Offerings:

All of EL Education’s books can be found here


EL Education offers professional learning and coaching on a host of topics beyond the Language Arts Curriculum. If you’re interested in learning more about our full range of offerings, click here for our professional development catalog.


For more general information about our curriculum, check out our website or our books Your Curriculum Companion: The Essential Guide to Teaching the EL Education K–5 Language Arts Curriculum and Your Curriculum Companion: The Essential Guide to Teaching the EL Education 6–8 Curriculum. If you have questions related to this blog, please email us at: ELcurriculumblog@eleducation.org.