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Preparing Novices to Teach ELA Content This School Year

The University of Michigan’s TeachingWorks is offering a series of free virtual mini-courses for English language arts teacher educators as part of its goal is to create a system for teacher preparation and establish support that will produce skillful beginning teachers who disrupt inequity.

The mini-courses will help build an understanding of critical content in ELA and develop practice-based approaches for teaching that content to novice teachers. This series will support ELA teacher educators to develop K-12 instruction and teacher education that fills immediate needs for children and contributes to building an education that dismantles injustice instead of perpetuating it.

The next course available for registration takes place on December 4, 2020:
Building Academic Language and Supporting English Learners (ELs)
This mini-course presents common practices for supporting English learners and their academic language acquisition and use. A set of novice-teacher facing activities, designed to unpack commonly encountered ideas held about English learners, and practice ways of adequately responding to them, will be presented as well.

Mini-Course Schedule 

  • Session 1 (asynchronous): Available December 4, 2020, 12:00 a.m. EST
  • Session 2 (synchronous): Friday, December 11, 3:00-4:30 p.m. EST

The registration deadline is Wednesday, November 25, 2020, 5:00 p.m. Enroll now.

Learn more and view the full list of monthly courses beginning January through April 2021 at teachingworks.catalog.instructure.com

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Katrina Norfleet

Content Strategist, AACTE