- Category: Reading
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.