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Better Learning Through Structured Teaching

A Joint Middle Level/High School Council Institute


What?
Building student competence requires precision teaching and not prescriptive methods for engaging students. This session focuses on the Gradual Release of Responsibility and provides participants with information about implementation of an instructional framework that ensures student success, including establishing purpose, modeling thinking, guiding instruction, productive group work, and independent learning tasks. We will examine the outcomes of high quality instruction, including increases in student achievement and decreases in attendance problems. Purpose and Objectives 1) To introduce a structured teaching model based on the Gradual Release of Responsibility 2) To view classroom video footage, and discuss with peers, the instructional moves that develop student competence 3) Determine what to look for, based on the Gradual Release of Responsibility, in classroom observations

Presenter:

Where?

NBTF Building 650 Montgomery Street Fredericton, NB

Douglas Fisher, Ph.D., is Professor of Language and Literacy Education in the Department of Teacher Education at San Diego State University and a classroom teacher at Health Sciences High & Middle College. He is a member of the California Reading Hall of Fame and is the recipient of an International Reading Association Celebrate Literacy Award, the Farmer award for excellence in writing from the National Council of Teachers of English, as well as a Christa McAuliffe award for excellence in teacher education. He has published numerous articles and books on school-wide approaches to improving student achievement, reading and literacy, differentiated instruction, assessment, and curriculum design. He is a board member of the Literacy Research Association (formerly the National Reading Conference) and co-editor of NCTEs middle level journal, Voices from the Middle. He is highly sought after for his dynamic and engaging professional development workshops.

When?

Questions:

Friday, April 27, 2012 (9:00 am to 4:00 pm)

Jane Porter (jane.porter@nbed.nb.ca) Hartland Community School, 217 Rockland Road Hartland, NB E7P 0A2

Registration Deadline April 2, 2012

Better Learning Through Structured Teaching


A Joint Middle Level/High School Council Institute Friday, April 27, 2012 NBTF Building, 650 Montgomery Strett Fredericton, NB Name: Phone Number: Email: Meal Preference (Circle one): Vegetarian Regular School: Position:

$25 made payable to High School Council (break and lunch included). Send cheque to: Jane Porter, Hartland Community School 217 Rockland Road, Hartland, NB E7P 0A2

Registration Deadline April 2, 2012


NOVEMBER 2011

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