Supporting Teacher Effectiveness and Improving Student Achievement
Pathways for Advancing Adolescent Literacy is a yearlong professional development program that helps teachers, schools, and districts address the unique needs of adolescent learners with content on key areas such as gradual release of responsibility, 21st century literacy, closing the achievement gap, content area literacy, and assessment.
How does it work?
Take a tour to find out more about Pathways for Advancing Adolescent Literacy.
Download this excecutive overview of the program to see how this would improve teacher effectiveness and improve student achievement.
Interested in seeing more?
Email us at email@example.com to schedule a personal virtual tour of Pathways for Advancing Adolescent Literacy. During the tour you will get a first hand look at the kinds of learning experiences offered in Pathways.
Contact the professional development office of NCTE if you would like to request a private tour for your school leadership team.
Structured to support cross disciplinary learning communities
Pathways for Advancing Adolescent Literacy is organized around four key questions and thirteen learning strands to maximize the teaching and learning practices across the academic content areas and create the most locally customized professional development experience available:
How Can I Structure My Classroom to Increase Student Responsibility and Independence?
How can I support my students as readers and writers while teaching challenging content?
- The role of language in students’ understanding of content
- The role of background knowledge and vocabulary in comprehension
- Integrating reading and writing
What role should formal and informal assessment play in content area literacy and learning?
- The role of formative assessment
- Using assessment information in instructional planning
- Balancing high stakes tests
What does it mean to be literate in the 21st century and what are the implications for our teaching and student learning?
- Critical Analysis of Multimodal Texts and the Media
- Tapping Students’ Interests in Web 2.0 Tools in the Classroom
- Global Awareness and Social Action