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Understanding and Implementing the Workshop Framework

This course is open to No. Scott CSD teachers only.

This course is designed to support classroom teachers in their implementation of the workshop famework in the areas of reading and writing. Participants will dig deeper in the work of Linda Dorn, Carla Soffos and Tammy Jones using the texts Teaching for Deep Comprehension, Apprenticeship in Literacy, Interventions that Work, Scaffolding Young Writers, and Shaping Literate Minds in order to develop a deeper understanding of the importance of using the workshop model as an effective way to differentiate instruction for all students at the Tier 1 level. There will be a focus on mini-lessons, guided reading, literature discussions, one-on-one conferencing, whole group sharing, and choosing appropriate mentor texts. Participants will also look closely at using student work and the Iowa Core ELA standards as the grouund work for lesson planning.

Participants will use the newly revised North Scott Unit Planning Organizers (originally created by AEA consultants and teachers) to choose mentor texts and plan mini-lessons within the workshop framework. They will work collaboratively with others in the class, specifically ones that are at or close to the same grade level if possible.

Participants taking the course for Drake credit will also participate in additional group work, implementation of the Workshop Framework within the classroom setting, additional readings, data collection, and a presentation. Completion date is October 16, 2015.

Note: Principals are encouraged to attend with no registration required.

Course Syllabus

Instructor: Katie Burbridge
Location: Alan Shepard Elementary School
Dates: 8/12/15, 8/13/15
Time: 8:00 - 4:00

$120 1 Drake EDMA Credit
$40 1 Relicensure Credit
$0 for audit/no credit option

For more information about Drake Univ. EDMA credit visit Drake Credit Info on the MBAEA Professional Development webpage.


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

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