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Department of Education
Literacy & Language Network
Dates | September 2022 - May 2023Time | 8:30 - 10:00 a.m.Register here - website
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The Orange County Department of Education values the work of educators focused on the area of Literacy and Language. OCDE will continue to offer a no-cost, virtual Literacy and Language Network. These monthly meetings will provide a space for collaboration around current and emerging topics in English Language Arts, English Language Development, and Dual Language instruction.
Coaching for ExcellenceCohort 1 | 5/25/23 (Marina Park)Time | 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Cohort 2 | 4/27 & 5/25/23 (Marina Park)Time | 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Participants will engage in a cohort model for professional learning about effective coaching strategies. This course is designed for someone new to the role or with many years of experience. These sessions will amplify and build on existing skill sets. A digital notebook will be shared that contains content and activities built upon a foundation of Vygotskian Sociocultural Theory as well as research and articles from coaching experts such as ASCD, Elena Aguilar, Jim Knight, and Zaretta Hammond.
Cohort C | 3/28 & 4/25/23Time | 3:30 - 5:00 p.m.
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Older students may require additional support and intervention with foundational skills to become proficient readers. As educators work to expand their knowledge to support emerging readers, a deeper understanding of Phonics and Word Study knowledge can provide valuable tools and strategies to support intermediate grade students. Series Objectives:
Understand the foundations of phonics in the upper grades
Explore assessment measures to diagnose phonics and word study gaps
Practice strategies to support Instruction and intervention in these skills
Unlocking the Power of the Sound Spelling CardsA Classroom Superpower You Didn't Know You Had
Spring Sesion | 4/18/23Time | 3:30 - 5:00 p.m.Register here - website
Reading development relies on the understanding that spellings represent the sounds that form words. Once students understand the phonetic system, they have a stronger ability to decode and encode. Sound-Spelling cards provide a systematic way for students to to anchor their knowledge about sounds (phonemes) and the corresponding spellings (graphemes). Series Objectives:
Review common spelling patterns.
Explore the organization of languages to maximize instructional impact.
Writing Practices that WorkDeveloping Persuasive Writing Strategies 6-12 | 3/29/23Time | 3:30 - 5:00 p.m.Register here - website
Persuasive Writing K-5 | 4/26/23Time | 3:30 - 5:00 p.m.Register here - website
Using the RAFT Writing Strategy K-5 | 5/31/23Time | 3:30 - 5:00 p.m.Register here - website
These sessions will provide strategy guides for specific grade level bands to support writing. Each session will identify, define, and provide examples of effective writing strategies and offer a list of resources related to each strategy.
Spring Cohort: Diversifying Our Texts: More Stories, Broader Views and Greater UnderstandingSpring Cohort | 3/30, 4/13 & 4/27/23Time | 3:30 - 5:00 p.m.Register here - websiteDownload flyer here - pdf
This three-part series will support K-12 teachers, coaches, administrators, librarians, and library/media techs in understanding the idea that books can be Mirrors, Windows, and Sliding Glass Doors for students. This course will ground participants in the work of Dr. Rudine Sims Bishop, whose scholarly contributions serve as the foundation for acknowledging the need for diverse books, stories, and literature in our world.