Upcoming Courses: Dec. 1-Jan. 15 2017 See below for a list of upcoming online professional learning opportunities.To register clickontheactivitynumber listed with each course. To conduct your own search for professionaldevelopment classesclickhereto go to the AEA PD Online catalog. Using Google Docs to Improve Student WritingRegister at22032599991703Course Dates: Dec. 4 2016-Jan. 8 2017Credit(s): 2ADHD and Learning Disabilities: Classroom InterventionsRegister at22033999991701Course Dates…
Diversify Your ELA Curriculum: Non-Traditional Texts to Engage Middle & High School Students
If your textbook is outdated and isn't relevant to your students, it is time to diversify. In this Twitter chat, middle school and high school English Language Arts teachers discussed sources for contemporary fiction and nonfiction. Teachers also shared their experiences with verse novels, graphic novels and "reading" other media: videos, images, and infographics. Read through the chat for ideas to implement in your own classroom.
The Nonfiction Detectives: Drowned City: Hurricane Katrina & New Orleans. Upper elementary and middle school readers should read Drowned City for historical context before reading fiction titles such as Upside Down in the Middle of Nowhere, Zane and the Hurricane, Another Kind of Hurricane and Ninth Ward.