Professional Development Workshops for Literacy Coaches in Bristol, CT Public Schools...

Integrating New Technologies into Your Reading and Writing Curriculum with Dr. Julie Coiro, University of Rhode Island

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MONDAY JUNE 13 - Digital Reading Workshop and Internet Inquiry in Grades K-6

How should we prepare our students to read, think critically, problem solve, and collaborate with others using the Internet? In this two-day workshop, Julie Coiro will work with literacy educators to consider how traditional notions of reader’s and writer’s workshop can be adapted to support students’ online reading comprehension and digital response in Grades K-6. Day 1 will highlight a range of resources and instructional strategies for supporting shared read-aloud, fluency, vocabulary development, inquiry-based reading, and interactive response. Activities are designed to facilitate conversation about how online tools and instructional models such as Internet Workshop, Internet Project, and Internet Inquiry can foster students’ ability to use the Internet to ask important questions, learn new information, and share what they’ve learned with others
  • 9:00-9:30 Introductions
  • 9:30-10:30 Activity 1: Supporting Traditional and New Literacies for Young Children
  • 10:30-10:45 Break
  • 10:45-12:00 The Digital Reading Workshop for Shared Read-Aloud and Guided Reading
  • 12:00-1:00 Lunch
  • 1:00-2:10 Using Podcasts and Videos to Develop Fluency, Vocabulary, and Retelling
  • 2:10-2:20 Break
  • 2:20-3:25 Using the Internet to Foster Motivation, Engagement, and Inquiry

TUESDAY JUNE 14 - Digital Writing Workshop and Internet Inquiry in Grades K-6

Day 2 will continue the focus on Internet Inquiry while introducing core principles of the Digital Writing Workshop and a range of digital writing tools that can support and extend students’ learning of the writing process while engaged in inquiry-based opportunities for sharing and response. Both days will offer plenty of time to actively reflect on how these ideas might be incorporated into curriculum-related reading and writing experiences for students at your grade level. Finally, walk away with access to an online collection of resources and activities you can use immediately in your classroom as well as an online space for you to continue conversations with colleagues after the session.
  • 9:00-12:00 Wondering, Exploring, Responding, and Mattering: Making Space for Online Inquiry in the K-6 Classroom with Internet Workshop and Internet Project
  • 12:00-1:00 Lunch
  • 1:00-3:30 Principles of Digital Writing Workshop and Online Tools for Composing and Sharing