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Building Academic Language and Supporting English Learners

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One asynchronous and one synchronous session offer strategies for supporting novice teachers to work productively with English learners.

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Susan Atkins
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Building Novice Teachers’ Content Knowledge for Teaching English Language Arts

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If you are interested in strengthening your novice teachers’ ability to teach Common Core ELA content, or want to probe the relationship between the “shifts” and advancing justice through teaching, this learning set is for you. Each course digs into a central topic in the ELA Common Core State Standards, examines curriculum materials focused on that topic and the demands of teaching from them, and explores activities for building novice teachers’ ability to teach the topic, and always with a deliberate focus on advancing justice. You may register for all six courses in this learning set , or you may opt to register for specific courses. The first course in the learning set, Introduction: Standards, Equity, and Achievement in English Language Arts, is a prerequisite for the final four courses in this set, but not for Building Academic Language and Supporting English Learners. There is no fee for this first course.

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Creating Practice-based Experiences for Novices: Get Your Feet Wet!

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Are you new to practice-based teacher education? These synchronous mini-courses will give you a taste of how teacher educators can design and use innovative, practice-based learning experiences with novices. These are introductory courses with no prerequisites, although Introduction to Practice-Based Teacher Education is recommended.
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High-leverage Practice Primers

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Interested in learning about specific high-leverage practices? Each of these asynchronous courses offers an introduction to a different high-leverage practice. These are introductory courses with no prerequisites, although Introduction to Practice-Based Teacher Education is recommended. (Note: There may be some overlap in topics between these mini-courses and those found in the “Creating Practice-based Experiences for Novices: Get Your Feet Wet” learning set.) You may register for all five courses in this series, or you may opt to register for just one or two courses.
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Identifying Complex Text and Keeping it at the Center of Instruction

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One asynchronous and two synchronous sessions offer strategies for supporting novice teachers to identify complex text and make it the center of instruction.

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Francesca Forzani and Monique Cherry-McDaniel
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Intentionally Building Knowledge Through Content-Rich Non-Fiction

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One asynchronous and two synchronous sessions offer strategies for supporting novice teachers to build knowledge through content-rich non-fiction.

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Francesca Forzani and Monique Cherry-McDaniel
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Introduction to Eliciting and Interpreting Student Thinking

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When eliciting and interpreting student thinking, teachers have an opportunity to position students as sense-makers and center their thinking as valuable. Experience an asynchronous introduction to the practice of eliciting and interpreting student thinking. This course includes opportunities to examine the elements of the practice, consider the importance of the practice for novice teachers, and engage with video examples or instructional tools.

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Martha Curren-Preis
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Introduction to Establishing and Maintaining Community Expectations

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Teachers set and maintain community expectations and establish classroom environments that preserve students’ dignity and autonomy, while allowing for a productive and safe classroom community. Experience an asynchronous introduction to the practice of establishing and maintaining community expectations. This course includes opportunities to examine the elements of the practice, consider the importance of the practice for novice teachers, and engage with video examples or instructional tools.

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Martha Curren-Preis
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Introduction to Explaining and Modeling Content

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The practice of explaining and modeling content is about intentionally and thoughtfully providing access to skills, processes, and practices that may otherwise remain hidden to some students. Experience an asynchronous introduction to the practice of modeling and explaining content. This course includes opportunities to examine the elements of the practice, think about why the practice is important for novice teachers, and engage with video examples or instructional tools.

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Martha Curren-Preis
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Introduction to Implementing Norms and Routines for Classroom Discourse and Work

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Every content area has norms and practices for how people construct and share knowledge. Teaching students these norms and practices, showing why they are important, and providing opportunities to use them is crucial for building understanding and capability in a given subject. Experience an asynchronous introduction to the practice of implementing norms and routines for classroom discourse and work. This course includes opportunities to examine the elements of the practice, consider the importance of the practice for novice teachers, and engage with video examples or instructional tools.

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Martha Curren-Preis
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Introduction to Leading a Group Discussion

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Group discussions provide opportunities for students to make sense of complex ideas together and support one another to speak and listen in ways that advance the classroom community and common good. Experience an asynchronous introduction to the practice of leading a group discussion. This course includes opportunities to examine the elements of the practice, consider the importance of the practice for novice teachers, and engage with video examples or instructional tools.

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Martha Curren-Preis
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Introduction to Practice-Based Teacher Education

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Three asynchronous sessions define practice-based teacher education, introduce high-leverage practices, including practices for advancing justice; and take participants on a tour of the Learning Cycle, with introductions to practice-based pedagogies.
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Deborah Loewenberg Ball and Francesca Forzani
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Introduction: Standards, Equity, and Achievement in English Language Arts

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Three asynchronous sessions explore the relationship between “achievement” in ELA and advancing justice through teaching. Participants who register for a subsequent course in this learning set will receive a copy of the required text Restorative Justice in the English Language Arts Classroom, by Maisha T. Winn, Hannah Graham, and Rita Renjitham Alfred at no additional charge. Copies will be mailed to participants upon payment of the registration fee. (Participants who register only for this first course in the series will need to access this text on their own.) Completion of this asynchronous course is required for participation in the final four courses in this learning set.

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Monique Cherry-McDaniel and Francesca Forzani
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Supporting Students to Engage in Close Reading of Complex Text

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One asynchronous and two synchronous sessions offer strategies for supporting novice teachers to identify complex text and make it the center of instruction.

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Monique Cherry-McDaniel and Francesca Forzani
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Supporting Students to Engage in Evidence-Based Writing

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One asynchronous and three synchronous sessions offer strategies for supporting novice teachers to support students to engage in evidence-based writing.

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Monique Cherry-McDaniel and Francesca Forzani
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Teaching Building Respectful Relationships with Students to Novice Teachers

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At the heart of teaching is building respectful relationships. Teacher educators need to create opportunities for novices to learn to do this in deliberate, equitable ways. After a short overview of the practice of building respectful relationships with students, facilitators will engage participants in experiencing and discussing examples of how to work on this practice with novice teachers using practice-based methods.

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Heather Beasley and Martha Curren-Preis
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Teaching Eliciting and Interpreting Student Thinking to Novice Teachers

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By working deliberately on eliciting and interpreting individual students’ thinking, novices can develop the skills and dispositions to listen attentively to and probe student ideas for use in instruction. After a short overview of the practice of eliciting and interpreting student thinking, facilitators will engage participants in experiencing and discussing examples of how to work on this practice with novice teachers using practice-based methods.

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Heather Beasley and Martha Curren-Preis
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Teaching Leading a Group Discussion to Novice Teachers

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To lead group discussions skillfully, novices must learn to probe student ideas, orient students to one another’s thinking, make strategic contributions that maintain a focus on the point, and maintain accurate public records. In this course, facilitators will provide a brief overview of the practice of leading a group discussion, and will then engage participants in experiencing and discussing practice-based examples of how to work on leading discussions with novice teachers.

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Heather Beasley and Martha Curren-Preis