Addressing College- and Career-Ready (CCR) Standards for English Language Arts
Our literacy experts are adept at helping educators meet a variety of instructional challenges. Their experience ranges from designing literacy programs and developing comprehensive statewide literacy plans, and incorporating literacy strategies across content areas to embedding disciplinary literacy in instruction and engaging parents in helping their children learn to read. SEDL offers both on-site and online professional development that will prepare district and school staff to help students become highly literate, college- and-career-ready individuals.
On-Site Professional Development Services
We offer interactive, hands-on professional learning experiences on a range of literacy topics. On-site sessions focus on enhancing participants’ content knowledge and providing strategies that participants can apply immediately in instructional settings. Our literacy experts specialize in tailoring professional learning experiences for individual district and school instructional needs.
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Explicit Literacy Instruction
Teaching students to comprehend concepts and ideas requires teachers to develop their pedagogical expertise for providing explicit instruction. Using this process, teachers articulate the what , how, when, and why of strategies that best assist students in accessing text. In this session, teachers will learn to model these strategies, provide opportunities for guided practice with teacher feedback, and gradually support students in independent practice.
Effective Early Literacy Instruction
Early literacy forms the foundation of a student's academic career. This session focuses on the ﬁve components of effective early literacy instruction: phonemic awareness, phonics, ﬂuency, vocabulary development, and comprehension. Participants in this session will deepen their understanding of these five critical components. This session also emphasizes oral language development, speaking and listening skills, and writing proﬁciency at grade level.
Effective Adolescent Literacy Instruction
This session on adolescent literacy will help middle and high school teachers from all content areas understand their role in helping students learn to access information from different types of texts. Participants will examine their own strategies for accessing and comprehending text; review research-based approaches to reading, comprehending, and accessing information from a variety of texts; and learn how to restructure learning tasks to facilitate comprehension.
Learning Across the Disciplines
College and career readiness requires the ability to understand and write basic subject matter texts. These skills apply to core academic subjects like history, math, and science, as well as Career Technical Education. In this session, participants will learn how to guide students in reading texts as a member of a specific discipline or profession. They will explore and practice evidence-based strategies designed to increase students’ vocabulary development comprehension, motivation, and expressive skills as they journey towards becoming college and career ready.
Long-Term Technical Assistance
Intensive Support for Implementing a Comprehensive Literacy Program
Our experts provide intensive, long-term support for districts and schools seeking to implement a comprehensive literacy program or initiative. In addition to delivering on-site professional development, our team works with school leaders to provide coaching, help establish and strengthen professional learning communities, and use other job-embedded professional learning strategies to improve and strengthen literacy. From planning to completion of the collaboration, SEDL experts are available for in-person support, as well as regular consultation through conference calls, email, and online learning.