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Professional Development


Designing and Managing a Balanced Literacy Program


Effective primary language arts instruction
Grade Levels:
Primary-5
Length:
30 minutes
Taping Rights:
Unlimited
Teaching Materials:
See Below
Program Schedule:
See Below

Moving students toward independence in reading and writing is a major instructional goal during the primary school years. This eight-part KET professional development series, produced in partnership with the Collaborative Center for Literacy Development, provides practical advice on how primary teachers can design, organize, and manage a classroom environment that supports a balanced literacy approach. Rich classroom footage, shot at four schools around Kentucky over the course of a school year, illustrates four major topics: preparing the classroom, teaching routines, implementing strategies, and evaluating classroom structure.

Length: 8 programs; 30 minutes each
Audience: P-5 teachers


Programs

  1. Preparing the Classroom (Part 1)—visits teachers in their classrooms as they prepare for the start of the school year. They describe their instructional goals (what they want students to know and be able to do by the end of the year) and how the schedule, organization, and management routines support their goals.

  2. Preparing the Classroom (Part 2)

  3. Teaching Routines (Part 1)—returns to the featured classrooms early in the school year to see how the teachers are helping their students learn classroom routines that foster responsibility, independence, and high-quality work.

  4. Teaching Routines (Part 2)

  5. Implementing Strategies (Part 1)—Teachers often struggle to provide high-quality independent activities while working with groups of students or individual students. These two programs provide practical, proven strategies for organizing and managing groups as well as designing and managing literacy centers, exploring the roles of both the teacher and the students.

  6. Implementing Strategies (Part 2)

  7. Evaluating the Classroom Structure (Part 1)—The teachers reflect on the changes they have made during the course of the year and outline refinements they have in mind for the coming year to better reach their instructional goal: independence in reading and writing.

  8. Evaluating the Classroom Structure (Part 2)

Teaching Materials

DOWNLOADABLE GUIDE
http://www.ket.org/education/guides/pd/balanced_lit1-2.pdf
$0.00
For Programs 1 and 2; PDF format.
KET Professional Development
(800) 432-0951
600 Cooper Drive
Lexington, KY 40502-2296
pd@ket.org
DOWNLOADABLE GUIDE
http://www.ket.org/education/guides/pd/balanced_lit3-4.pdf
$0.00
For Programs 3 and 4; PDF format.
KET Professional Development
(800) 432-0951
600 Cooper Drive
Lexington, KY 40502-2296
pd@ket.org
VIDEO OR DVD
KET Professional Development
(800) 432-0951
600 Cooper Drive
Lexington, KY 40502-2296
pd@ket.org


Kentucky schools may tape and retain programs according to the rights listed above. For further information, contact the KET Education Division.

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Last Updated: Tuesday, 27-Aug-2013 09:58:42 EDT