Purpose: To engage selected principals in District 27 in a professional collaboration designed to support them to establish or refine instructional practices in literacy.
Method: School leaders will extend their learning from 2015-16 cohort to implement and refine research based literacy practices in service of student mastery of Common Core Learning Standards.
Capacity Building Conditions: Based on the National Center for Literacy Education (NCLE), research, the following capacity building conditions will anchor this 5 session series:
- Clear Vision for Instruction
- Teacher Ownership
- Leaders supporting teacher learning
- Time for collaboration
- Hands-on curriculum work
Session 3: Nurturing Student Agency in Writing and Reading
1) How do we support teachers to provide students authentic opportunities to write creatively for authentic purposes across the CCLS text types?
2) What does an effective revision and reflection look like?
3) How does student agency connect to student-engaged assessments?
4) How do teachers use inquiry teams to assess student writing both within and across grade levels in order to inform instructional decisions
5) What does an effective writing lesson look like that encourages student agency?
Content Understanding: Participants will identify contexts to develop creative and authentic writing across multiple genres.
Bridge to Practice:
1) Participants will gather evidence of implementation of: teacher leaders, data team, and case study group development/progress