ELA Curriculum Planning 5th - 12th Grade/ NSU

Course Description

Teachers will participate in a guided, collaborative process to review their curriculum and its alignment to the Oklahoma Academic Standards in English Language Arts (OAS-ELA). Teachers will explore school contextual factors to plan standards-based, coherent, and sequenced curriculum guides/units that reflect knowledge of evidence-based teaching practices that promote the learning of all students. Teachers will also reflect on their daily practices (such as bellwork, literacy procedures/ sequence, and independent reading/writing time) in order to most effectively engage students in the day-to-day, recursive nature of English language arts. 

  • Units will consist of: an essential question; a range of texts (literary and informational); a focus on integrated reading, writing, speaking, listening and language skills; a variety of instructional and assessment strategies; a summative mode-specific writing task; and a pacing calendar.
  • TLE Standards:
  • 4- Lesson Plans
  • 7- Literacy
  • 8- Current State Standards
  • 10- Explains Content
  • 11- Clear Instruction & Direction

 

About the Presenter:  Dr. Lara Searcy

Lara Searcy is an Associate Professor, English Education Specialist at Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, OK where she teaches and advises English teacher candidates. She is a former high school English teacher and middle school Literacy Resource Specialist and is Nationally Board Certified in AYA-ELA. In 2018, she was awarded the Circle of Excellence in Teaching from NSU. Her research interests include teacher efficacy, standards-based reforms, social justice literacies, and teacher professional development. She is a proud member of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) and is the former President of the Oklahoma affiliate- OKCTE. 

Register Here for the Online Version

Cost: $50 

Time: About 2 hours of video with opportunities for extended activities. 

Location: Online

Instructor: Dr. Lara Searcy (SearcyL@nsuok.edu)

 

Register Here to take the course in Broken Arrow

Dates: June 20-21, 2022

Time: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Cost: $200.00

Instructor: Dr. Lara Searcy (SearcyL@nsuok.edu)

Register Here to take the course in Tahlequah

Dates: July 25-26, 2022

Time: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Cost: $200.00

Instructor: Dr. Lara Searcy (SearcyL@nsuok.edu)