NCTE offers consultants and services on program organization that when used together, provide extended learning opportunities for teachers and makes a positive impact on learning. These opportunities include the Pathways Program, Web Seminars and books on program organization for study groups.
Consultants are available to present one-day or multi-day presentations or provide year-round consulting. All workshops and presentations can be customized to meet your specific needs.
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Content Literacy Strategies that Work
Consultants: Nancy Frey or Douglas Fisher
Audience: content teachers in middle and high school, administrators
At the end of this session, participants will be able to understand the use and advantages of content literacy strategies; describe a decision-making process for identifying and implementing a school-wide literacy approach; identify the components of a professional development plan to foster teacher proficiency and collegial coaching; link schoolwide approaches to a systematic accountability design; complete a planning tool for establishing and implementing a school-wide literacy program for their school site.
Reflecting on Our Work: Protocols to Support Professional Conversations
Consultant: Kathryn Mitchell Pierce
Audience: classroom teachers, teacher leaders, curriculum coordinators and building/district administrators
Many schools recognize the value of providing time for teachers to work together -- to talk about student work and to use evidence of student learning to shape curriculum and instruction. These professional conversations support teacher professional development that leads to deeper student learning. Building teacher leadership capacity helps to ensure that these conversations are generative, rewarding, and effective. This workshop focuses on the use of semi-structured protocols for professional conversations about student work and teacher work along with strategies for building teacher leadership. Workshop content integrates what we’ve learned from teacher study groups, action research, Critical Friends Groups, Professional Learning Communities, and various models for mentoring and coaching.