Fall 2018 Webinar Series


The Big Book of Literacy Tasks, Grades K-8: 75 Balanced Literacy Activities Students Do (Not You!)

Session 1 - September 18, 2018

Nancy Akhavan will provide an overview of her newest book, The Big Book of Literacy Tasks, which offers an instructional plan designed to yield independent effort and engagement. 75 tasks in beautiful full-color two-pagers ensure gradual release by moving more swiftly from the “I do” teacher phase to the “you do,” when students benefit from the healthy amount of struggle that is the hallmark of learning. (And spoiler alert: you kick the habit of hovering, over-explaining, and rescuing!) 

Spring 2018 Webinar Series


Comprehensive ELD: Making the Most of Content Instruction

Session 5 - June 3, 2018

This webinar will develop understanding around comprehensive ELD instruction in TK-5, considering the essential characteristics of integrated and designated ELD as described in the ELA/ELD Framework and will focus on the similarities and differences in pedagogy, objectives, scaffolding, and content focus.


Close Reading 3.0: Part 3. Supporting English Learners in Reading Complex Text Before, During, and After Reading

Session 4- May 24, 2018

 Planning after reading practices which appropriately scaffold written and oral tasks enabling students' demonstration and application of the content.

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Close Reading 3.0: Part 2. Supporting English Learners in Reading Complex Text Before, During, and After Reading

Session 3- May 17, 2018

Planning during reading practices that scaffold close reading with questioning around key ideas and details, craft and structure, and integration of knowledge and ideas as well as application of fix-up strategies.


Close Reading 3.0: Part 1. Supporting English Learners in Reading Complex Text Before, During, and After Reading

Session 2 - May 10, 2018

Understanding text and task complexity and planning before reading practices that support close reading success.


A Framework for Understanding Teaching and Learning in the 21st Century: an Introduction to the California ELA/ELD Framework

Session 1 - Feb 18, 2018

This webinar will provide you with an overall introduction to the Framework and an overview of the standards. You will explore essential considerations in ELA/Literacy and ELD curriculum, instruction, and assessment and take a beginning look at content and pedagogy for each grade span.

Fall 2017 Webinar Series


STEM: Getting Kids to Do the Work

Session 2 - Dec 7, 2017

In this vignette, you will see how content knowledge, literacy, and language are developed as fifth-grade students engage in an engineering lesson sequence. Through application of the Engineering Design Process, students employ creative and careful thinking about how to solve a real-life engineering challenge, providing authentic and exciting opportunities to develop and apply science content knowledge, literacy, language, and 21st-century skills.



Language+Literacy+ Science = Action

Session 1 - October 19, 2017

In this webinar by the California Reading and Literature Project, you will learn how one first-grade teacher has created an innovative community of inquiry using Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) content to get her students listening, speaking, reading, and writing. We will share her planning process, pedagogy, routines, resources, and amazing examples of her students' work.

The Circles of Implementation

California Department of Education January 2016 ,  From the California ELA/ELD Framework

California Department of Education January 2016, From the California ELA/ELD Framework