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Disciplinary Literacy [clear filter]
Sunday, March 17

2:45pm CDT

Leading Literacy in Social Studies
Limited Capacity filling up

At all levels of education, helping our students acquire literacy skills is a primary focus. At the same time, the Social Studies Discipline is often left on the periphery of important subjects to receive resources and attention for school improvement. This presentation will focus on how the DeForest Area Middle School Social Studies Department utilized Disciplinary Literacy to align with school literacy goals and positioned themselves as literacy leaders in the building. This process occurred over the past year and a half through unpacking standards, developing a writing skills progression, and collaborating on best Disciplinary Literacy instructional practices. The primary outcome from this presentation will be to generate ideas about how you may lead literacy in your building. There will be time for brainstorming and sharing ideas.

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Trent Rasmussen

7th Grade Social Studies, DeForest Area School District
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Joseph Pachal

7th Grade Social Studies, DeForest Area School District


Sunday March 17, 2019 2:45pm - 3:35pm CDT
Room IV

3:45pm CDT

Explore Writers Workshops in your Social Studies Class
Limited Capacity seats available

Navigating the Inquiry standards and developing content rich writing in a Social Studies Class. By using a Writers Workshop mentality and strategies, students increase their ability to write within the Social Studies curriculum.

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Ashley Hahn

Current Seventh Grade Ancient World History, Former Sixth Grade Geography. Always a crazy middle school teacher.Link to the presentation-Here

Sunday March 17, 2019 3:45pm - 4:35pm CDT
Room IV