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Starting Strong: Launching the EL Education K-8 Language Arts Curriculum

Curriculum Services Institutes, EL Education Virtual Institute

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Add to Calendar 2020-06-22 2020-07-01 Starting Strong: Launching the EL Education K-8 Language Arts Curriculum
  • Dates

  • Grade Level

    K-2, 3-5, 6-8

  • Audience

    All Educators, Instructional Coaches, Grade Level Team Leaders, School Leaders, Department Leaders, District Leaders

  • Eligibility

    Public

Starting Strong is going virtual!

Whether you’re new to the EL Education K-8 Language Arts curriculum, the Skills Block, or the second edition of grades 6-8, we’re ready to support you as you unpack lessons and supporting materials and prepare to bring them to life this fall. EL Education facilitators are experts at delivering engaging, collaborative professional learning in a virtual setting.

Choose from:

    • Introduction to the K-5 Language Arts Curriculum (June 22-24)
    • Introduction to the 6-8 Language Arts Curriculum (June 22-24)
    • Leading Implementation, K-8 (June 22-24)
    • Introduction to the K-2 Reading Foundations Skills Block (June 29-July 1)

*All sessions will take place between 11:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m. EST. Participants will receive a certificate for 18 hours of professional learning for attending a 3-day session.

Session Descriptions:

Introduction to the EL Education K-5 Language Arts Curriculum

This offering provides guidance for those who are planning to implement the EL Education K-5  Language Arts curriculum. Participants will walk away with an understanding of the research and principles behind the curriculum and specific ways the curriculum meets all students’ needs; creating educational equity.  Participants will discover how students can be engaged in meaningful work that fosters BOTH rigor and joy in learning. Additionally, participants will be able to explain the structure and key features of the curriculum and begin planning for implementation of the curriculum in their schools and classrooms. When registering, participants will be asked to choose the K-2 strand or 3-5 strand.

Introduction to the EL Education Grades 6-8 Language Arts Curriculum (Second Edition)

This offering provides guidance for those who are planning to implement the Grades 6-8 Language Arts Curriculum (Second Edition). Participants will walk away with an understanding of the structures and key features of the Second Edition. Design principles will be reviewed and explored to ensure participants are able to make well-informed decisions when it comes to making choices during implementation. Participants will discover how students can be engaged in meaningful work that fosters BOTH rigor and joy in learning.  

Leading Implementation of the EL Education K-8 Language Arts Curriculum

This offering is for district and school literacy leaders of those adopting the EL Education Language Arts Curriculum. Participants will learn how they can best prepare for the successful implementation of this curriculum that results in improved student achievement and teacher efficacy. Participants will learn about curriculum structure, reflect on role as a Change Leader, identify key instructional practices, and align on high-quality implementation indicators. 

Introduction to the EL Education K-2 Reading Foundation Skills Block

This offering provides guidance for those who are planning to implement the EL Education Reading Foundations Skills Block curriculum. The Skills Block is a structured phonics program, and this institute supports this approach to teaching young children how to read. Participants will walk away with a deeper understanding of the research and principles behind the Skills Block and specific ways the Skills Block meets all students’ needs through differentiated and targeted instruction. Participants will learn how to use the Benchmark Assessments to determine each student’s microphase. This information can then be used to group students and plan instruction based on each student’s (or group of students) strengths and areas of growth.  Additionally, participants will be able to explain the purpose, structure, and formative assessments within the Skills Block and begin planning for implementation of the Skills Block in their schools and classrooms.

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