Professional Learning Seminars

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REAL Literacy Seminars

All teachers are literacy teachers.

REAL Literacy Seminar sessions provide educators with evidenced-based supports and strategies for a integrating content and literacy.

At the elementary level, we help teachers infuse literacy strategies and skills across all contents and for all standards.

At the secondary level, we assist teacher to see how they can teach not only their content, but the language of their content via literacy strategies and skills.

We tailor session parameters to fit your staff’s instructional needs. Based on previous trainings an programs, we intertwin ELD levels, neuroscience, quality interaction, a focus on language, and state standards. Daily agendas include modeling, practice, feedback, plus lesson integration of brain science strategies, co-creation of content meaning, with the core elements of vocabulary, reading comprehension, and writing. Teachers learn to master pedagogical content knowledge skills for lesson delivery and assessment focused on language and literacy acquisition while simultaneously delivering the target content.

REAL Vocabulary, Reading Comprehension, and Text-based Writing sessions are one day each. A complete three-day seminar learning cycle provides teachers time to work as a PLC to implement the newly learned strategies and leave with lessons ready to implement.

REAL Literacy: Adult Learners

REAL Literacy works at the university level too.  We help high education instructors tailor their instruction with an andragogical and heutagogical framework to appeal to undergraduates who are just starting their careers and graduates who wanting to improve their own knowledge and skills.

For workplace literacy, our Teach, Apply, & Practice (TAP) Workplace Literacy Model helps adult multilingual learners with learning English they may well encounter on the job. The primary goal of adult education programs is to improve the economic mobility and job preparedness of learners, to help them “integrate” into their new country and gain the skills they need to compete for in-demand, high-wage jobs in their communities. Within this context and goal to help adults access and be successful with learning and using English, teachers of workplace readiness literacy need to have a set of specific strategies and supports to help learners develop work-related literacy skills.

TAP provides strategies to teach, apply, and practice work-place vocabulary, reading, and writing within the context of the texts of target professions.