Virtual Elementary Constructing Meaning Institute
October 28, 2021
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Virtual Teacher Strand
Constructing Meaning provides teachers with the process and tools for weaving explicit language instruction into content-area teaching. Lesson planning is driven by the content and academic language demands of discipline-specific learning. Based on backward design and a gradual release of responsibility model, the Constructing Meaning process prompts teachers to:
- understand the role language plays in content learning
- decide what language knowledge students need to access content and express understanding
- provide appropriate, explicit oral and written language instruction and practice
We will have live virtual sessions each day from 9:00 am-12:00 pm (Live Zoom), asynchronous work 12:00 pm-2:00 pm, and 2:00 pm-3:00 pm (Live Zoom) Pacific Time. In the early afternoon, you will engage in reading, video viewing, and lesson planning. We will discuss those tasks when we meet at the end of the day. See Institute Overview for more details.
Teacher Day 2: Friday, October 29
Teacher Day 3: Wednesday, December 1
Teacher Day 4: Thursday, January 13
Teacher Day 5: Wednesday, February 2
$1250.00 per person (Participants must attend all days. There will be no substitutions once the series begins.)
Required materials, sold separately:
- Elementary Constructing Meaning Handbook
- Grade-specific Support Kit
Note: Participating districts must schedule the Instructional Leader Strand separately for their specific system.