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April 2017

LITERACY: Learning Lab for the 1% (Day 3 of 3)

April 20, 2017
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Job Embedded learning for teachers implementing comprehensive literacy instruction with students with significant disabilities. Read more..

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Webinar – Who is Using the Vocabulary?: Engaging Students in Active Practice with New and Important Words with Dr. Dianna Townsend

April 20, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

When students, or any of us, learn new words, they need opportunities to practice with and personalize those words. This is especially true if those words are essential to something they are reading or if they need to use them in their own writing. This interactive webinar will share approaches and strategies that encourage students’ active practice with important words to support reading comprehension and writing. Additionally, this webinar will share instructional and environmental resources that teachers can easily integrate…

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AARI Come Hangout!

April 25, 2017 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Come Hangout! is a new addition to the AARI Professional Community of Support. This is a virtual opportunity to connect with other AARI educators to engage in professional dialogue, develop resources, and grow collectively. Read more...

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May 2017

Enbrighten: Scaffolding Student Thinking (Twitter Chat)

May 1, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Using Enbrighten in your classroom or intervention groups?  Have questions or want to learn from other implementers?  Join the conversation on www.twitter.com with Erika Lusky and Julie Rains who have designed chats to support your implementation of Enbrighten!  Follow @JJ_Rains and @erika_lusky and use the hashtag #Enbrighten for this chat.

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LITERACY: Intensive Implementation Support for Significant Disabilities (Session 4 of 4)

May 2, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Oakland Schools, 2111 Pontiac Lake Road
Waterford Township, 48328
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This series will support the implementation efforts of educators who have participated in a week-long literacy academy.  Read more... 

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Organically Integrating Vocabulary into the Secondary Classroom with Sarah Brown Wessling

May 9, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

If there’s been a vocabulary program out there, I’ve probably tried it. If there’s a vocabulary program I’ve tried, then I probably couldn’t make it work. After years of frustration and feeling like I kept taking students further away from words with lists and definitions and quizzes, I stopped. Then I decided to pay attention to how readers acquire language, how my students adopted it, and under what circumstances they were most likely to make new words a part of…

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AARI Learning Lab

May 11, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Oakland County School Classroom- TBD

Join a Learning Lab to enhance your AARI practice OR if you're interested in learning more about AARI. Observe two AARI classes. Engage in the AARI professional community. Dialogue with experienced AARI educators. Learn collaboratively. There are seven Learning Labs throughout the 2016-17 school year. Learn more...

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June 2017

Writing Essentials K-2

June 20, 2017 - June 23, 2017
Oakland Schools, 2111 Pontiac Lake Road
Waterford Township, 48328
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This series introduces teachers to the classroom cultures and instructional practices that research suggests are critical to nurturing and developing thoughtful, motivated, and proficient writers. The series will be an in-depth study designed to increase teacher’s pedagogical content knowledge of teaching writing to K-2 grade students. This offering will help you be prepared to incorporate the new Common Core Standards into your Language Arts program.

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July 2017

Oakland Writing Project Invitational Summer Institute

July 24, 2017 - August 4, 2017
453 French Hall, University of Michigan–Flint Flint, MI United States + Google Map
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For thirty-seven years, the Oakland Writing Project (OWP) has created powerful professional learning opportunities for preK-16 teachers. Multiple highly acclaimed statewide literacy initiatives trace their inception and success to the involvement of OWP Teacher-Consultants. An affiliate of the National Writing Project and a partnership between Oakland Schools and the University of Michigan- Flint (UM-Flint), OWP is anchored by a two week summer invitational institute held at UM-Flint, July 24th – August 4, 2017, 9:00am – 3:30pm daily. Teachers who participate…

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August 2017

College-Ready Writers Program Summer Institute Cohort I

August 7, 2017 - August 10, 2017
Oakland Schools NW Campus, 8211 Big Lake Rd
Clarkston, MI United States
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The College-Ready Writers Program (CRWP), developed by the National Writing Project, provides scaffolded teaching and formative assessment resources that support the development of students’ argument writing and prepares youth for college, career, and community engagement. The purpose of the CRWP Summer Institute focuses on supporting district leadership teams comprised of 2-4  seventh through tenth grade ELA teachers along with a district leader in the exploration of new instructional practices and engaging students in complex reading and argumentative writing. District leadership…

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