Language, Literacy, and Learning in the Content Areas
New MOOC: "Seven Essential Practices for Developing Academic Oral Language and Literacy in Every Subject"
Jan 14, 2015 / 12:00 AM PST to Jan 31, 2015 / 12:00 PM PST
We are pleased to announce that our new MOOC “Seven Essential Practices for Developing Academic Oral Language and Literacy in Every Subject” is now open for registration. Please share this with teachers and coaches in your networks. FREE ENROLLMENT is available at: https://novoed.com/developing-academic-language-literacy
“Seven Essential Practices for Developing Academic Oral Language and Literacy in Every Subject” is a collaborative course offered by the Academic Language Development Network (ALDN). It will be co-taught by Susan O’Hara (REEd), Jeff Zwiers (Stanford University) and Robert Pritchard (Sacramento State University).
This course facilitates the practical exploration and expertise-building of seven essential ALD (academic language development) practices that have been identified as being powerful for developing school language and literacy across grade levels and content areas and for supporting the implementation of new standards. The course focuses on three “high-impact” practices: Using complex texts; Fortifying complex output (written and oral); and Fostering academic interactions. These are supported by four essential practices: Clarifying; Modeling; Guiding; and Designing instruction. This course looks closely at the development of “language for content and content for language.” It organizes a massive collaboration of educators who wish to support students, particularly English Language Learners, in developing their abilities to use complex language.
The overall goal is for participating educators to better understand and develop the academic uses of language in school-based learning and apply what they learn in the future. The MOOC will begin on January 14 and end on June 14, and is open to educators in all states.
If you have questions about the course, please feel free to contact Hsiaolin Hsieh at email@example.com
. We look forward to working with you in the course, and wish you a wonderful holiday season!