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Social-Emotional Learning and Literacy in Science

Recorded on February 28, 2018

Sponsored by the Secondary Literacy Partnership. Members of the partnership are the California Department of Education, the Association of California School Administrators, the California Teachers Association, and the California Comprehensive Center at WestEd.

How can teachers integrate and accelerate literacy and subject-area learning in science, history, and English language arts?

In today’s schools, every subject involves discipline-specific text, so all students need support to develop the critical literacy skills required to use and understand those texts.

How can educators help diverse students participate successfully in the complex literacy practices required of the California State Standards and the Next Generation Science Standards?

To help secondary educators examine these types of questions, the Strategic Literacy Initiative is showcasing educators using their evidence-based Reading Apprenticeship framework, which is based on more than twenty years of experience researching and learning how teachers incorporate disciplinary literacy strategies in their classrooms.

In this webinar series, participants will learn how educators can build literacy skills within a collaborative classroom context that supports all students to engage with academically challenging text, take a problem-solving stance, persevere, and succeed. When effective and academic development are linked, deep changes in teachers’ practices and students’ engagement and achievement happen.

This webinar will explore social-emotional learning and literacy in science.

Who Will Benefit

  • School, district, and community college administrators, teachers, and teacher educators focused on supporting secondary students

What You Will Learn

  • How to engage students in the metacognitive conversations that introduce them to their own intriguing reading and thinking processes
  • How to give students learning experiences that build resilience, stamina, confidence, and competence
  • How to integrate, and therefore accelerate, literacy and subject area learning (in science, history, and English language arts)
  • How the New Haven Unified School District (CA) implemented these strategies, and what teachers and students learned


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Webinar Presenter(s):

Abby Noch Abby Noche Science Teacher, New Haven Unified School District.

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