Instructive research on “90/90/90 schools” – 90% poverty, 90% minority, and 90% proficient – gives insights into strategies that support struggling writers. Two key approaches involve calibrated scoring practices as well as a focus on non-fiction. In this course, we examine research recommendations, apply them to our classrooms, and layer on powerful technology options to make a difference for at risk students.
Note: This course requires several collaborative activities. Therefore, it is helpful if you register with at least one other person from your district, school, grade level, or subject area. You will work on these activities together but at your own pace. If that’s not possible, I’ll help you with adjustments to the assignments.
This is a 30-hour, self-paced online course leading to 2 Semester Credits/Units.
- Develop a deep understanding of high-leverage strategies for writing instruction.
- Identify online resources for non-fiction reading and writing.
- Participate in collaborative scoring exercises.
- Learn about and use technology tools to support writing instruction, especially for Grades 3-12.
Middle school teacher; K-12 Technology Coach and professional development at site, district, and county levels; 21 years. Independent consultant in the areas of technology integration, instructional design, and learning environments. Paula enjoys helping teachers grow professionally and reflect on their practice. Paula’s personal interests include: Travel, reading and gardening, volunteer tutoring, and golf.