Active Literacy


Presenter: Jeanne Tribuzzi

Workshop Times: 9 am - 4 pm
Registration Time: 8:30 am
Registration Fee:
One Day Institute: $175 ($150 Texas ASCD members)
Two Day Academy: $349, ($295 for Texas ASCD members)

For more information of to schedule this workshop at your district cal 512-477-8200.

Establishing the components of an effective literacy program is a structural cornerstone for improving student performance across the grades and subject areas. Jeanne Tribuzzi will facilitate hands- on experiences as participants view models of best-practice curriculum and instruction, focusing on the foundational levels of literacy, literacy across all levels and disciplines, and skills needed to be critical consumers and creators of media.

Participants will:

  • Identify ways to establish a rigorous literacy program to benchmark and increase student performance in K-8 literacy, as well as in the content disciplines
  • Create process and product expectations to allow for flexibility and consistency within a language arts program
  • Integrate active literacy strategies across the disciplines to equip every teacher as a language teacher
  • Expand articulated curriculum to include the components of 21st century literacy


Designing the 21st Century Classroom


Workshop Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm (Two-Days)
Registration fee: $349, ($295 for Texas ASCD members)

Please contact our office at 512.477.8200 to schedule this academy at your location.

Workshop overview:
“Education is serious, but that doesn’t mean it has to be grim.”  “I don’t think we’re in Kansas any more.”  “Schools are killing creativity.”  These quotes by William Glasser, Dorothy (Wizard of Oz) and Sir Ken Robinson illustrate the philosophy of 21st Century Schools which is incorporated into all our professional development and curriculum design.  The way we are educating children worldwide must change, and this is why:

Diversity - Globalization and immigration have created a society of increased diversity. Old and new social issues demand an informed, concerned and empowered citizenry.

Standardized testing mania has made meaningful curriculum an endangered species. Find out why it's not an "either-or" situation - you can still teach the way you know you should and your kids will excel on their standardized tests! Read the research!

Technologies and Multimedia – our students were born into a media-saturated world.  Utilize these 21st century tools as the vehicles to implement your curriculum!

Media Literacies - Rapid developments in technology have brought many exciting changes to life in the new millennium, presenting new challenges for schools. Multiple new literacies are required to navigate the “forest of signs and symbols” of our globalized media culture. (Douglas Kellner, UCLA)

In this workshop we will address these issues, and more, as you . . .

Learn Curriculum Design and Classroom Strategies to:

  • Meet the needs of your students – differentiated C&I,
  • Bring your classroom into the 21st century,
  • Exceed the standards,
  • Raise standardized test scores,
  • Maintain meaningful, authentic curriculum!


Meeting the Challenge of Curriculum Alignment


Workshop Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Registration time: 8:30 am
Registration fee: $175 ($150 for Texas ASCD members)

Please contact our office at 512.477.8200 to schedule this academy at your location.

Summary: Curriculum Alignment is a process that ensures the written, taught, and tested curricula are nested, coherent, and research-based.  This session will explore the essential steps of curriculum alignment within grade levels and content areas of the TEKS, while also uncovering "points of integration" that are aligned between content areas.   Participants will experience the steps of alignment as well as explore a plan to create systems in districts and schools to support this process through focused professional development experiences, the development of leadership layers, and data analysis.

Who Should Attend: Administrators, Principals and Classroom teachers



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