SDCOE Writing Redesigned for Innovative Teaching and Equity (WRITE):

An equity-centered approach to integrated K-12 literacy instruction

 
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The Writing Redesigned for Innovative Teaching and Equity (WRITE) Initiative, a national academic excellence model for professional development, supports TK-12 schools and districts to implement an equity-centered, culturally and linguistically responsive writing approach in English and Spanish across instructional contexts. ​​Aligned to the writing standards in the California Common Core Standards for English/Spanish Language Arts and Literacy in History/Social Science, Science, and Technical Subjects and language development proficiency levels, WRITE prepares students for college, career, and civic participation. Through partnerships with schools, districts, and county offices, WRITE develops a network of leaders with a shared understanding of quality integrated literacy instruction.

WRITE Digital Academy: This component of the WRITE innovation supports TK-12 English and Spanish teachers to become warm demanders, build on students’ strengths, and design dynamic literacy instruction. Each session is designed for practical application across learning contexts (distance, hybrid, in-person), content areas, and languages. This course is aligned to the CCSS Writing Standards and is designed to support teachers in the following content areas: ELA/ELD, SLA/SLD, Spanish/Spanish for Spanish Speakers, History/Social Science, Science, and CTE. University course credit available.
Audience: Educators new to WRITE

WRITE 101: This professional learning series expands on culturally and linguistically responsive instructional practices, with an emphasis on integrated literacy across instructional contexts (SEI, DL, and Bilingual Late-Exit programs). During the four synchronous sessions, participants will deepen their understanding and application of the integrated literacy approach and curricular resources in English and Spanish. In the asynchronous course component, participants will build their capacity to support site and district implementation through shared projects and engaging dialogue. This experience is amplified through a Community of Practice.
Audience: Educators new to WRITE who have completed the Digital Academy. Year 2 returning WRITE teachers who need a refresher.

WRITE 102: This series builds on WRITE 101 and culturally and linguistically responsive instruction, with an emphasis on integrated literacy, text types, and genres. During the four (4) synchronous two-hour meetings and applied projects, teacher leaders build their capacity to support site and district implementation through dynamic learning. The asynchronous course component (approximately one hour per week) includes readings, relevant online discussions and applied projects. This course is aligned to the CCSS Writing Standards and is designed to support teachers in the following content areas: ELA/ELD, SLA/SLD, Spanish/Spanish for Spanish Speakers, History/Social Science, Science, and CTE. University course credit available.
Audience: Educators who have completed Year 2.
 
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DATES & SESSIONS

Community of Practice
Wednesday, October 12, 2022, 3:00pm - 5:00pm

MODULE 1: Becoming a Warm Demander
Wednesday, October 19, 2022, 3:00pm - 5:00pm

MODULE 2: Building on Students’ Strengths: Asset-based Formative Literacy Assessment
Wednesday, Wednesday, November 2, 2022, 3:00pm - 5:00pm

MODULE 3: Designing Writing Instruction through an Equity Lens
Wednesday, November 16, 2022, 3:00pm - 5:00pm

MODULE 4: Reflecting on Our Practice
Wednesday, November 30, 2022, 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Community of Practice
Wednesday, January 25, 2023, 3:00pm - 5:00pm


Community of Practice
Wednesday, October 12, 2022, 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Community of Practice
Wednesday, January 25, 2023, 3:00pm - 5:00pm

MODULE 1: Informative/Explanatory Writing
Wednesday, February 8, 2023, 3:00pm - 5:00pm

MODULE 2: Opinion/Argumentative Writing
Wednesday, February 15, 2023, 3:00pm - 5:00pm

MODULE 3: Narrative Writing
Wednesday, March 15, 2023, 3:00pm - 5:00pm

MODULE 4: Reflecting on Our Practice
Wednesday, March 29, 2023, 3:00pm - 5:00pm


For ALL WRITE Participants:
Date TBD, during CABE Conference, March 22 -25

KEY INFORMATION


INTENDED AUDIENCE:
TK-12 educators- SEI and Bilingual Programs (Bilingual Maintenance/One-way Developmental, Dual Language, Heritage Language)

GRADE LEVEL SPAN:
TK-12

PRESENTATION LANGUAGE:
English


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