On Thursday, November 15, 2012, Verizon's Thinkfinity community will be offering a live webinar called Meeting the Demands of the Common Core: Mentoring Readers of Science and Technical Texts. The presenter will be Doug Buehl author of Developing Readers in the Academic Disciplines, published by the International Reading Association (IRA). The live presentation will occur at 4:00 pm ET (1:00 pm PT/2:00 pm MT/3:00 pm).
Participants will discover why integrating literacy practices into the flow of regular disciplinary instruction is integral to 21st-century learners. As students strive to meet new rigorous standards, teachers of science, mathematics, and technical subjects face an urgent need to mentor students as readers of the varied texts of their disciplines.
The Common Core State Literacy Standards expect students in the STEM disciplines to meet 10 reading standards that assume learners are regularly reading and comprehending complex texts in these disciplines. As a result, all teachers must ensure that students can independently access the knowledge in technical texts.
Thinkfinity is the Verizon Foundation’s free online professional learning community, providing access to over 60,000 educators and experts in curriculum enhancement, along with thousands of award-winning digital resources for K-12 — aligned to state standards and the common core. AAAS's Science NetLinks is a Thinkfinity content partner.
13 Nov 2012 3:20 PM