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NESA Webinars

NESA Disciplinary Literacy Summit

MARCH 5-6, 2021

WITH

ERMA ANDERSON · CHRIS CHARNITSKI · STEVI QUATE ·
ANITA REILLY · NAOMI WOOLSEY

OPEN TO ALL NESA EDUCATORS

REGISTRATION FOR THIS SERIES HAS CLOSED.
Please contact us for more information.


NESA and Project AERO are offering this two-day online opportunity
OPEN TO ALL EDUCATORS FROM NESA MEMBER STATUS SCHOOLS.

The Summit will provide an opportunity to examine specific literacy practices in the disciplines of SCIENCE, MATHEMATICS, SOCIAL STUDIES, & ENGLISH/LANGUAGE ARTS.



Summit Description

The Disciplinary Literacy Summit will focus on how to engage students in deeper learning through disciplinary literacy practices. Participants will explore what it means to read, write, speak, and listen for learning and creating knowledge within the disciplines of SCIENCE, MATHEMATICS, SOCIAL STUDIES, and ENGLISH/LANGUAGE ARTS.

In break-out sessions for English/Language Arts, Science, Mathematics, and Social Studies, specific literacy practices within each discipline will be identified and examined and related to the Practices and Capacities common to the disciplines.


Goals

      • Develop a common understanding of Disciplinary Literacy;
      • Identify, examine and relate specific literacy practices to the common Practices and Capacities of the 4 core academic areas;
      • Explore how disciplinary practices can be observed in the 4 core academic classrooms;
      • Explore strategies for integrating disciplinary literacy skills into teaching and learning in the 4 core academic areas;
      • Explore strategies for assessment of disciplinary literacy skills in the 4 core academic areas.

Note:

The Disciplinary Literacy Summit is also the culminating event of the NESA Networked Learning Series course, "Implementing and Sustaining an SBLS: Structures, Systems and Strategies (Post-Pandemic)" with Erma Anderson. The entire faculties of schools that have taken part in this NNLS course may participate free of charge and will be contacted separately about registration for the Disciplinary Literacy Summit.



Agenda


MARCH 53:00-5:15pm (Athens, Greece GMT+2)
3:00-4:00pmPLENARY SESSION - For all Summit delegates
  • Welcome & Introductions
  • Summit Introduction: "Understanding Disciplinary Literacy" - ERMA ANDERSON
4:00-4:15pmBreak
4:15-5:15pmDisciplinary Literacy in the Content Areas
  • ENGLISH/LANGUAGE ARTS: Stevi Quate & Naomi Woolsey
  • MATHEMATICS: Erma Anderson
  • SCIENCE: Chris Charnitski
  • SOCIAL STUDIES: Anita Reilly
MARCH 63:00-6:00pm (Athens, Greece GMT+2)
3:00-4:00pmObserving Disciplinary Literacy in the Content Area Classroom (content groups as on March 5)
4:00-4:15pmBreak
4:15-5:15Assessing Disciplinary Literacy in the Content Area Classroom (content groups as on March 5)
5:15-5:30pmBreak
5:30-6:00PLENARY SESSION - For all Summit delegates
  • Summary: "Incorporating Disciplinary Literacy Into a Standards-Based Learning System" - ERMA ANDERSON
  • Closing & Thanks


About the Presenters

Science & Mathematics Consultant, including with the U.S. State Department's Office of Overseas Schools

ERMA ANDERSON

Erma Anderson is a former high school physics and mathematics teacher and Albert Einstein Distinguished Fellow in the US Senate. She was a Senior Program Officer with the National Research Council assisting in the development of the National Science Education Standards and a Christa McAuliffe Fellow with the National Foundation for the Improvement of Education.

She has worked with the National Science Teachers Association on several projects including the Mentoring Initiative e-Mentoring for Student Success (eMSS), development of sciLINKS (www.sciLINKS.org), and Project Manager of Scope, Sequence and Coordination of Secondary School Science.



Co-facilitator

NGSS Introduction for Educators; AERO Summer Institute

CHRIS CHARNITSKI

Chris Charnitski works with schools and educators around the world helping them understand, develop and implement curriculum aligned to the vision of science education presented in A Framework for K-12 Science Education. He spent 20 years as a science educator at schools in Fairfax County VA, Ecuador, Myanmar and Oman.

Chris co-facilitates the NGSS Introduction for Educators at the AERO Summer Institute in Virginia and at the AERO NESA Spring Educators Conference. He is a National Board-certified teacher and most recently worked with the non-profit Achieve organization, authors of the NGSS, on their Science Peer Review Panel.



Steve Barkley

Consultant on Adolescent Literacy

Public Education and Business Coalition

STEVI QUATE

For more than 25 years, Stevi Quate taught English/language arts to middle and high school students and was the recipient of several awards including, “Outstanding Writing Teacher.” After leaving the classroom, she was the state literacy coordinator at the Colorado Department of Education and then a faculty member at the School of Education, University of Colorado at Denver. Along with serving as the president of the state affiliates for the National Council of Teachers of English and the International Literacy Association, she directed Colorado Writing Project and Colorado Critical Friends Group. For one year, she served on the advisory board for the National Board of Professional Teaching Standards.


Language Arts Teacher

American School of Doha, Qatar

ANITA REILLY

Anita Reilly is a middle school Language Arts teacher at the American School of Doha and a former history teacher at the middle school and university levels. She has worked for international schools in Austria, the United Arab Emirates, and Qatar, and has served as a researcher for the US government.



Steve Barkley

Consultant and Curriculum Writer

Project AERO

NAOMI WOOLSEY

Naomi Woolsey served as AERO Project Director from 2006-2017, and continues her affiliation with AERO as a consultant and curriculum writer. Most recently, she worked on developing the Guidance for 2020-2021 in Social Studies and English/Language Arts.

Naomi’s experience as an educational leader spans three continents: she served as a school principal at the American Community School of Athens, the International School of Bangkok, the International School of Luxembourg, and Washington International School.



Registration Fees

*IMPORTANT*: Registration fees are waived for schools participating in the NNLS course "Implementing and Sustaining an SBLS" with Erma Anderson. NESA will contact these schools separately with special registration instructions.

The per school fees include unlimited faculty attendance for both days of the Disciplinary Literacy Summit.

All fees quoted are in US Dollars (USD).
An invoice will be sent following registration.

  • NESA Member School: $150/school
  • NESA Affiliate School: $150/school
  • Non-member School: $225/school
  • Individual Registration (NESA Member/Affiliate): $50/person
  • Individual Registration (Non-member): $75/person

Please review the Cancellation Notice before registering.

RegistRATION HAS CLOSED.

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US DEPARTMENT OF STATE

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