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ELA Unit Standards: Grades 9-12

Participants in these trainings should have a working knowledge of the Iowa Core English Arts Standards: history, development, format/structure, and meaning of the standards and their vocabulary. To support the implementation of the Iowa Core ELA standards, AEA reading consultants worked with teams of teachers to develop grade-level, year-long K-12 Scope and Sequence charts. In these scope and sequence charts, teachers find the ELA standards divided into teachable units.

Participants will examine resources provided for implementation: the K-12 Scope and Sequence and the Unit Planning Organizer for units 1-5 for grades 9-12, and unit 6 for grades 9-10. They will have some work time to develop standards-based lessons aligned to each unit.

Goals of the trainings:
1. Participants will examine the K-12 Scope and Sequence.
2. Participants will study the Unit Planning Organizer for their grade.
3. Participants will plan standards-based instruction based on the Unit Planning Organizer.

Each workshop will spend two days covering the following ELA Standards Units, grades 9-12:
Unit 1: 7/18/14 & 7/25/14
Unit 2: 9/22/14 & 9/23/14
Unit 3: 10/16/14 & 10/17/14
Unit 4: 2/19/15 & 2/20/15
Unit 5: 3/25/15 & 3/26/15
Unit 6: 4/9/15 & 4/10/15 (grades 9-10 only)

You may earn credit for attending 2 or more of the two-day workshops.
Please select the appropriate credit type AND dates of workshops you will be attending.
2 workshops = 1 credit
3 workshops = 2 credits
4-5 workshops = 3 credits

Please note: Grades and transcripts for this course will not be issued until April, 2015.

If you will be attending the workshops for no credit, please select the workshop(s) that you will be attending.

Instructors: Helen Duranleau-Brennan, Kathy Learn
Session No.: 6226
Date: various (see above)
7/18/14 & 7/25/14: 8:30 - 3:30
all other workshops: 8:00 - 3:00
Location: Mississippi Bend AEA, Bettendorf

$170 per Drake credit
$100 per Relicensure credit
$5 materials fee per workshop.


For more information, contact Betsy Justis at 1-563-344-6481, 1-800-947-2329 extension 6481, or email .

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