Announcing the following dates for face-to-face “Reading Apprenticeship” training for the 2014-2015 academic year! These workshops are free to all Pierce College faculty and staff. Total training time is 6 hours and the trainings are offered in 1-day or 2-day formats.
1 FULL- DAY WORKSHOP FORMAT
Saturday, January 17, 2015
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
2 HALF-DAY WORKSHOP FORMAT
Friday, April 17 and Friday, April 24, 2015
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM (must attend both days)
Space is limited! Register at https://piercecollege.wufoo.com/forms/reading-apprenticeship-training/
Why Reading Apprenticeship (RA)?
- RA is a conceptual framework to help post-secondary students develop their academic literacy skills across all disciplines.
- RA routines are meant to provide students with strategies to make meaning of the texts used in your classroom (“texts” can include anything written, visual, or auditory, such as textbooks, essays, poetry, charts, diagrams, music, and more).
- Research has shown that learners in RA classrooms improve both their content knowledge and their reading comprehension skills (see www.readingapprenticeship.org for more details on these studies).
- This training will provide you with hands-on routines that you can use in your classroom to develop your students into expert readers in your discipline.
Are there other training options available?
Yes! If you can’t attend a face-to-face training, you may be able to take an online or face-to-face course through WestEd; see here for details: http://readingapprenticeship.org/professional-development/. We will also keep you informed of other training opportunities at Pierce.
Can I include RA as part of my SIP?
We think that’s a great idea! Speak with your dean for more information.
I’ve attended RA sessions at in-service days, Targeted Skills Training, etc. Is this training appropriate for me?
Yes! This training will be useful whether you’re a newbie or if you have some knowledge of RA routines.
Questions? Contact Zoe Fisher at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.