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Disciplinary Literacy: Big Shifts in Science and Technical Subjects - Grades 4-8

Arthur Beauchamp, director of the Sacramento Area Science Project at the University of California at Davis, explains how educators can easily incorporate reading, writing, and dialogue within the Science Literacy Frameworks as required in the Common Core State Standards. He demonstrates several applicable activities through audience participation. Using the handouts provided by Mr. Beauchamp, follow along with these activities and see how you can make disciplinary literacy a vital part of your classroom instruction. The taping of this workshop took place on April 29-30, 2014 at the AETN studios in Conway, Arkansas.

CID: DLB15001
Subject Area:
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Credit Hours: 3


Disciplinary Literacy: Big Shifts in Science and Technical Subjects – Grades 7-12

This course illustrates the connection between disciplinary literacy and science and technical subjects. It is presented by Arthur Beauchamp, Director of the Sacramento Area Science Project with the University of California Davis School of Education. Mr. Beauchamp demonstrates how to incorporate disciplinary literacy into science classrooms by using lessons on the transfer of energy through evaporation and condensation as well as the energy transferred in the ocean's waters during a hurricane. The course offers several hands-on activities that teachers can perform independently as they view the video or with a group of students later. This event was recorded at the AETN studios in Conway, Arkansas on April 29-30th, 2014. 

CID: DLB15002
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Credit Hours: 3


Disciplinary Literacy: Overview

Disciplinary literacy is advanced literary instruction embedded within content areas. This course, featuring Drs. Cynthia and Timothy Shanahan of the University of Illinois at Chicago, provides a broad overview of disciplinary literacy and how this approach to literacy is applied across the disciplines, specifically history and science.

Dr. Timothy Shanahan leads the course with a detailed comparison of disciplinary literacy and content area literacy. He compares their basic concepts, initial sources, skills, focus areas, students, and texts. Following, Dr. Cynthia Shanahan explores what it means to read like a historian and a scientist. She discusses text characteristics of each discipline and the strategies for reading texts specific to each discipline.

This workshop was taped at the AETN studios in Conway, Arkansas on June 3, 2014.

CID: DLB15003
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Credit Hours: 6


Disciplinary Literacy: Literacy Instruction in English and the Content Areas - Grades 7-12

Disciplinary literacy is advanced literacy instruction embedded within content areas. This two-part course featuring Drs. Cynthia and Timothy Shanahan, of the University of Illinois at Chicago, explores basic literacy development and teaching close reading as required by the Common Core State Standards.

Dr. Cynthia Shanahan leads the course with a literacy overview. Using several passages, educators identify and discuss the characteristics of literary genres, literary interpretation and literary skills for reading. The analysis of literature segues into the broader topic of close reading and finding meaning in texts. Dr. Timothy Shanahan's presentation then examines strategies for teaching and selecting complex texts, the value of questioning, and the use of scaffolds for building strong readers. 

This workshop was taped at the AETN studios in Conway, Arkansas on June 4, 2014.

CID: DLB15004
Subject Area:
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LEADS Domain: none
Credit Hours: 5


Disciplinary Literacy: ELA and Social Studies Text Complexity and Text-Dependent Questions - Grades 4-8 Part One

Dr. Diane Lapp and Dr. Kelly Johnson from San Diego State University demonstrate and discuss practices of disciplinary literacy. They explain how disciplinary literacy relates to the Common Core State Standards and close reading, selecting complex texts for close reading, and questioning students to promote deeper reading. The six shifts from the Common Core State Standards and their importance are discussed and different approaches to reading and writing are shared. Dr. Lapp and Dr. Johnson discuss the distribution of text types in the fourth, eighth, and twelfth grades, and how the Common Core State Standards are organized to show an increase in the use of informational text as students advance through school. This presentation was taped at AETN studios in Conway, Arkansas on June 16, 2014.

CID: DLB15011
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Credit Hours: 4.5


Disciplinary Literacy: ELA and Social Studies Text Complexity and Text-Dependent Questions - Grades 4-8 Part Two

Dr. Diane Lapp and Dr. Kelly Johnson of San Diego State University summarize the ten anchor standards, demonstrate the process of creating a close reading, and discuss the purpose of choosing short passages, complex text, limited front-loading, repeat readings, and annotating texts. Details are given on the process of annotating texts including indicating major points, unknown keywords, and questions about the text. This presentation was taped at AETN in Conway, Arkansas on June 16, 2014.

CID: DLB15012
Subject Area:
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Credit Hours: 5


Disciplinary Literacy: Questioning for Close Reading of Complex Science and Technical Texts - Grades 4-8

Doug Buehl, teacher, author, and national literacy consultant, addresses Common Core Reading Standard Ten, which focuses on range of reading and text complexity for students at the end of fifth and eighth grade. Targeting educators of students in grades four through eight, Mr. Buehl shares strategies useful for students to become readers in order to access information. The taping of this presentation took place on June 24, 2014 at the AETN studios in Conway, Arkansas.

CID: DLB15013
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Credit Hours: 3


Disciplinary Literacy: Questioning for Close Reading of Complex Science and Technical Texts - Grades 7-12

Questioning for the close reading of complex texts is a fundamental component of the tenth literacy standard in the Common Core State Standards, Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity. Targeting educators of students in grades seven through twelve, teacher, author, and renowned literacy consultant Doug Buehl addresses the need for teaching strategies that emphasize mentoring students in the questioning and close reading of several varieties of complex texts: science and technical texts, social studies texts, and both informational and literary English Language Arts texts. This presentation was recorded on June 24, 2014 at the AETN studios in Conway, Arkansas.

CID: DLB15014
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Credit Hours: 4


Developmental Dyslexia: An Overview

Dr. Timothy N. Odegard, Director of Research and Evaluation at Wilson Language Training, presents the biological factors of dyslexia and explains its neurological origin. Dr. Odegard reviews the screening process required by Arkansas Act 1294 and explains the types of specific reading disabilities: phonological deficit, orthographic processing deficit, and comprehension deficit. He discusses the importance of the core reading skills and how they work together towards the ultimate goal of reading comprehension. Finally, he explains effective Response to Intervention implementation. This presentation was taped during the ALTA Arkansas Regional Conference on October 4, 2014 at AETN in Conway, Arkansas.

CID: DYC15018
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Credit Hours: 2.5


School-Based Identification of Students with Characteristics of Dyslexia

This course focuses on the implementation of Act 1294 and school-based identification of students with characteristics of dyslexia in Arkansas. Led by Vicki King, Dyslexia Specialist for the Arkansas Department of Education, this course will cover a review of the current definition of dyslexia, the core principles of dyslexia identification, case studies, and step-by-step procedures for analyzing evaluations.

Designed for Arkansas educators who are new to the process of identifying students with characteristics of dyslexia for placement in dyslexia therapy programs, this course will prepare educators to be informed members of the school-based teams making decisions regarding students' needs for interventions, services, and accommodations.

This course was taped on January 29, 2015 at the AETN studios in Conway, Arkansas.

CID: DYC15034
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Credit Hours: 2