June 15, 2017— 8:30am-3:00pm
Xenos Conference Center 1394 Community Park Drive
Columbus, Ohio 43229
Disciplinary Literacy: Learning through doing within content areas
The literacy paradigm has shifted—again!—but this time the shift makes sense, especially for content-area teachers. The buzz-phrase “reading and writing across the disciplines” has been replaced with the more meaningful termdisciplinary literacy: reading, writing, speaking, reasoning, and doing within the disciplines. “Strategies” have morphed into disciplinary tools that deepen student involvement and understanding in all subject areas. When students learn to use literacy in the way experts do, they solve problems, ask questions, make decisions, discuss topics, and develop a depth of knowledge that truly sticks. Join ReLeah Cossett Lent as she demonstrates how content-area literacy can transform teaching and learning.
Check out her latest article Disciplinary Literacy: A Shift that Makes Sense