Seven Essential School Wide Strategies Reading, Writing, Speaking, Listening in Every Classroom K-12
Presenter: Dr. Heidi Hayes Jacobs
Workshop Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm (Two Day)
Registration time: 8:30 am
Registration fee: $385 ($335 for Texas ASCD members)
Please contact our office at 512.565.4755 to schedule this institute at your location.
How do we improve and sustain student performance over time? Learners need focused attention on reading, writing, speaking, listening in each classroom whether elementary, middle, or high school. Solutions can be found in seamless, specific, consistent, and clear strategies building between grade levels and across departments systemically K-12. After years of work with K-12 vertical planning through curriculum mapping, Dr. Jacobs has developed a set of seven essential literacy strategies to be employed school wide. Each and every teacher will be viewed as a language teacher. Every math teacher is a reading teacher; every science teacher a writing teacher; every art teacher, a speaking teacher. Participants will receive special attention on how to analyze assessment data to determine with greater precision which strategies are needed in a school. Prospects for applying state standards to your school, developing new initiatives as teams, and monitoring student performance increase dramatically with the application of the model presented using curriculum maps. Communication increases dramatically when teachers integrate these essential literacy strategies directly into curriculum maps across grade levels, departments, and between buildings.
Participants will gain strategies to help their learners:
- employ the four fundamental note-taking and note-making approaches
- develop three types of vocabulary rapidly and actively
- edit and revise written and spoke expression consistently
- increase quality of points made in discussions
- interpret assessment results to make improvements on testing
- translate directions on assignments and tests
- increase vocal capacity for a range of formal and informal interactions
Dr. Heidi Hayes Jacobs, Executive Director of the Curriculum Mapping Institute and President of Curriculum Designers, Inc., has served as an education consultant to thousands of schools nationally and internationally. She works with schools and districts, K-12, on issues and practices pertaining to: curriculum reform, assessment analysis and strategic planning. She has served as an adjunct associate professor at the Department of Curriculum and Teaching at Teachers College, Columbia University, NYC, from 1981 to the present. She has worked with the College Board, NBC Sunday Today Show, PBS Teacherline, the Discovery Channel, Children’s Television Workshop, CBS National Sunrise Semester, ASCD, The Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall, New York City Ballet Education Department at Lincoln Center, Peace Corps, the National School Conference Institute, the Disney Company, Prentice-Hall Publishing, the Near East School Association, East Asian Council of Overseas Schools, The Tri-Association of Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean, the International Baccalaureate, the European Council of International Schools, and state education departments. The fundamental backbone of her experience comes from her years as a teacher of high school, junior high school, and elementary children in Utah, Massachusetts, and New York.
Real Reading for STAAR: Teaching Reading Across Content Areas
Workshop Time: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm (Two Day)
Registration time: 8:00 am
Two day Academy: $349 ($299 for Texas ASCD members)
One day Institute: $175 ($149 for Texas ASCD members)
Available as a one day institute or a two day intensive academy.
Please contact our office at 512-477-8200 to schedule this institute or academy at your location.
Summary: This institute will provide fresh ideas for integrating reading instruction into any content area, especially when the text is complex and challenging. No longer is it okay for students to read a text at the surface level; they must read deeper. The state standards (TEKS) and assessment system (STAAR) call for a close analysis of texts that demonstrates critical thinking skills. Through interactive learning, participants will acquire new strategies that can be implemented to meet state standards, encourage student engagement, and make STAAR manageable for teachers to foster student success in real reading.
Components of Institute:
- Strategies for before, during, and after reading
- Alignment to STAAR and TEKS objectives (including the Figure 19 TEKS Comprehension Table)
- Text from a variety of content areas
- Memorable methods to engage students in the reading process
- Opportunity to practice newly acquired skills
Jayne Knighton is a graduate of Baylor University with a B.S in Education and a M.S. Ed. in Educational Psychology. Additionally, Jayne completed post-graduate work in gifted and talented education, serving most of her career in the area of reading, writing, and gifted education. She worked for fifteen years at Region 10 Education Service Center as an ELAR consultant and later as the Coordinator of Literacy Services. During her tenure at Region 10, Jayne created and presented staff development trainings in the areas of creative reading strategies and various writing techniques. She has also worked as a dyslexia reading specialist and taught in gifted and talented programs in the Waco area.
During her time in central Texas, Jayne taught in grades 1-8. Known for her high energy and animated presentations, Jayne is passionate about engaging both students and teachers in the reading and writing process.
Who Should Attend: Educators and Administrators of Grades 3-8