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Literacy = Language Production: Going Beyond the Text & Embracing the Talk
Monday, March 13, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
Presented by Kevin Baird, Chairman of the Board at the nonprofit Center for College & Career Readiness
Sponsored by Achieve3000
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Too many use the term “literacy” interchangeably with “reading,” but the reality is that literacy is more encompassing: it is reading, writing, and speaking. Ensuring all students have mastered these capacities is perhaps the greatest challenge facing schools today – and it touches all disciplines, from language arts to social studies to science. How can we overcome this challenge and ensure our students are mastering all aspects of literacy? The answer is simple, although not easy: the production of language. It’s time to get students talking!
Kevin Baird, Chairman of the Board at the nonprofit Center for College and Career Readiness, presents a webinar about the critical role of discussion and debate in building strong literacy skills. Kevin delves into the latest research to outline priority steps and pragmatic strategies for leveraging the power of student talk in accelerating literacy growth. Topics include:
• Using real-world topics to jump-start discussions and debates in the classroom
• Encouraging students to incorporate text-based evidence in their oral arguments
• Learning and mastering academic vocabulary through first-person use
• Empowering students of all ability levels to participate in grade-level discussions
All PreK-12+ educators, librarians, and administrators interested in improving student literacy outcomes are invited to watch cross-disciplinary recorded webinar.
About the Presenter
Kevin Baird, Chairman of the Board of the Center for College and Career Readiness, is a co-author of the Pathway for College & Career Standards Implementation. For more than 20 years he has served schools, districts, state and national education offices as an expert in the use of technology to achieve college and career ready outcomes along with implementation of change models to drive sustainable, enhanced learning outcomes.
Kevin is the creator of the Common Core Black Belt Certification Graduate Program accredited by the University of Southern California, Rossier School of Education, and serves as graduate faculty for numerous blended learning courses for school administrators. He has participated in educational research on every continent except Antarctica. Kevin is a frequent keynote speaker and consultant working with some of the largest districts in the United States and with governments around the world. Follow him on Twitter @KevinEBaird.
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