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The Improving Academic Literacy (IAL) Project, sponsored by the SEEC, is a five-day team professional learning opportunity spread over the course of the school year with Dr. Kevin Feldman.
Building administrators will invite master teachers based on their expertise, leadership abilities and their willingness to be observed and give/receive feedback.
August 15, 2017
September 27, 2017
November 27, 2017
February 7, 2018
April 12, 2018
August 15, 2017
September 28, 2017
November 29, 2017
February 8, 2018
April 11, 2018
"Beginning this class at the start of school was very beneficial to me and my students. The changes I made to my instruction are quite significant and have benefitted my students and I think they've increased students' math vocabulary knowledge which in turn increases their understanding of the concepts and lessons. Thank you so much for the phenomenal instruction in vocabulary instruction."
"Thank you so much for such an amazing PD opportunity! We have done two of our own school-wide Learning Walks and are planning a third. Next year, our principal plans to have another group participate in the project. The Academic Literacy Proejct has been a career changing opportunity."
"To be a part of the Improving Academic Literacy Project has been a privilege and I am extremely thankful that my principal realized the impact this project will have on our school. I foresee some wonderful changes in our school--full of collaboration, engagement and student growth. Thank you to SEEC and Dr. Feldman for this wonderful opportunity!"
"Fantastic. Reinforces all things students need to succeed. Love the strategies and resources provided."
Dr. Kevin Feldman, is well-known as a co-author of Scholastic's READ 180 Intervention Program. His career in education spans more than 40 years. While Director of Reading and Intervention for Sonoma County Office of Education, he was responsible for developing, organizing, and monitoring programs related to PreK-12 literacy and the prevention and remediation of reading difficulties. To learn more about Dr. Feldman's work, you may view workshop videos on vimeo.
Director of Teaching & Learning
Participants have the option of registering for a 2-credit course through Valley City State University.
Literacy Strategies will focus on the IES Practice Guides for Improvening Academic Literacy and Improving Reading Comprehension K-3 .
Team membership from each building should consist of some of the following individuals:
(Grades k-3, What Works Clearinghouse)
This practice guide presents five recommendations that are supported by research. The fundamental assumption in this guide is that the objective of reading instruction is to give young readers the tools they need to understand increasingly sophisticated material in all subjects from elementary through later years of school. The practices recommended are therefore not an end in themselves, but the means to developing sound ability in reading comprehension. To be successful, these five recommendations must be implemented in concert, and clearly explained in a rich educational context that includes the following: a comprehensive literacy curriculum, ample opportunity for students to read and write while being coached and monitored by teachers, additional instruction and practice for students based on the results of formal and informal assessments, and adequate resources for students and teachers.
(Grades 4-12, What Works Clearinghouse)
This practice guide presents five recommendations that are supported by research. The NAEP data discussed in the overview make it clear that many adolescents lack the robust literacy skills they need for success in school and in the workplace. Many of these students can benefit tremendously when their classroom teachers adjust their instruction in ways that this practice guide recommends. The first four recommendations provide evidence-based strategies that can usually be implemented by regular classroom teachers, those who teach content areas to students.