Doug and the TLAC team will share cognitive science research and the role of knowledge and cognition in middle school reading instruction. In this webinar, we will share the research of experts who have studied the science of learning: the critical importance of background knowledge, building attention, establishing an emotional connection to the text, and processing responses in writing. From these examples, we will distill some principles for literacy instruction and provide examples of how the Reading Reconsidered Curriculum integrates these principles in lesson materials.
This Reading Reconsidered webinar is designed for leaders or teachers who are currently piloting the Reading Reconsidered Curriculum and would like to learn more about the science behind the design. This workshop also is open to teachers and leaders who are not piloting but are interested in learning more about the Reading Reconsidered Curriculum and its research base.
Research will draw upon the works of:
- Daniel Willingham
- Zaretta Hammond
- Maryanne Wolf
- Natalie Wexler
- Isabel Beck
- Tim Shanahan
WHAT TO EXPECT:
Please plan to be engaged as you will be asked to participate actively.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND:
Those who are interested in or currently piloting the Reading Reconsidered curriculum and/or are keen to learn about its cognitive research and design principles.
Training Fee: $25 per person