(3 credits/45 hours) In-serivce credits only
Mighty Mentors – Utilizing short texts as springboards for learning
Instructor: Gayle Meinkes-Lumia – email@example.com
Short texts are everywhere, and so are the readers who love them. Many short texts serve as opportunities to learn valuable skills and connect deeply with students. Short text can be found in a myriad of contexts such as tweets, chat messages, search queries, product descriptions, or online reviews. Within this course, teachers will learn how to select, plan with, and use short texts as mentors that instruct valuable skills and strategies, increase reading volume and inspire opportunities for writing across content areas. Links to ideas and concepts as well as interdisciplinary modules will be provided. Teachers will emerge with a toolkit for reshaping shared reading that can be put into immediate usage in the classroom. A must for K-12 classrooms!!