Teaching The Pearl: Curriculum Development Workshop for Middle School Educators
Facilitated by Drs. Linda Bynoe and Jennifer Colby, Partners for the Advancement of Teaching
In collaboration with the National Steinbeck Center
Two dates - first is the film The Pearl - second is a workshop to develop curriculum to teach The Pearl in an integrated unit
October 26, 2016
6 pm, National Steinbeck Center, Teacher pre-view of The Pearl
7 pm, Maya Theatre, Big Read Steinbeck film series showing “The Pearl” (1947) and lecture “Legend and Ecological History” by Susan Shillinglaw, Director National Steinbeck Center
November 9, 2016
(if you missed the film evening please read the short story before the workshop)
4 – 7 pm, National Steinbeck Center
Middle School teachers are invited to participate in the development of units of study using the John Steinbeck novel The Pearl. Drs. Bynoe and Colby will introduce the curriculum development model Dynamic Linking and lead teachers in designing curriculum for the Young Authors project using the novel and meeting Common Core state standards. Following the workshop teachers will be invited to contribute to writing the curriculum unit as desired.
Teachers completing 10 hours in the workshop and follow up to this project may receive one continuing education unit (CEU).
Middle School teachers have been teaching John Steinbeck novels and short stories to prepare students to be Young Authors. This workshop will inspire the teaching of Steinbeck’s short story The Pearl. Teachers are invited to attend two Wednesday events; the film series on October 26th and the curriculum development workshop on November 9th with the goal of contributing to the construction of new approaches to teaching the short story in a cross curricular unit while meeting ELA and Social Studies standards.