RAC - Elementary & Middle School

  • Perfect for elementary and middle school teachers, these sessions will help educators empower their students and ignite their passion for reading.

    Keys to Comprehension - 3rd-7th grade ELA teachers

    Series Length: 4 modules

    Delivery Mode: 

    Option 1: Face-to-face – Four in-person sessions at the AIU on scheduled dates listed below.

    Option 2: Fully online, asynchronous – Work at your own pace through four online course modules, with a new module opening on the first day of October, November, December, and January.

    Targeted for teachers in grades 3 to 7, this series focuses on the  literacy domain of reading comprehension. Participants learn instructional  techniques to unlock reading comprehension, applicable to both  literature and informational text. 

    • All materials are included
    • Administrators may accompany their registered participants to any or all sessions at no cost

    Cost: $600 per person

    2021-22 Meeting Dates: September 23, October 28, December 1, January 27

    Face-to-Face Registration is Open: https://bit.ly/3u0Ssz3

    Online Registration: Coming Soon!

     

    Text Dependent Analysis: Effective Instructional Practices - 4th-8th grade ELA teachers

    Series Length: 4 modules

    Delivery Mode: 

    Option 1: Face-to-face – Four in-person sessions at the AIU on scheduled dates listed below.

    Option 2: Fully online, asynchronous – Work at your own pace through four online course modules, with a new module opening on the first day of October, November, December, and January.

    This series focuses on effective teaching practices that help teachers to support students with overcoming some of the biggest struggles with the text-dependent    analysis (TDA) portion of the PSSA.

    Cost: $600 per person

    2021-22 Meeting Dates: September 23, October 28, December 1, January 27

    Face-to-Face Registration is Open:  https://bit.ly/3u0Ssz3

    Online Registration: Coming Soon!

     

    Text Dependent Analysis Part 2: Effective Instructional Practices

    4th-8th ELA teachers who have previously taken Text Dependent Analysis: Effective Instructional Practices

    Series Length: 3 modules

    Delivery Mode:

    Option 1: Face-to-face – Three in-person sessions at the AIU on scheduled dates listed below.

    Option 2: Fully online, asynchronous – Work at your own pace through three online course modules, with a new module opening on the first day of October, January, and February.

    This three-module series is open to participants who attended “TDA: Effective Instructional Practices” during a previous school year. In this series, participants will deepen their understanding of the reading,  thinking, and writing processes necessary for TDA success.

    Cost: $450 per person

    2021-22 Meeting Dates: September 29, January 19, February 23

    Face-to-Face Registration is Open:  https://bit.ly/3wg3BgR

    Online Registration: Coming Soon!

     

    Thinking through the Pencil - 3rd-8th grade ELA teachers

    Series Length: 4 modules

    Delivery Mode: 

    Option 1: Face-to-face – Four in-person sessions at the AIU on scheduled dates listed below.

    Option 2: Fully online, asynchronous – Work at your own pace through four online course modules, with a new module opening on the first day of October, November, December, and January.

    Thinking Through the Pencil is designed to build students’ critical think-ing skills through writing. Participants engage in instructional practices based on current research.

    Cost: $600 per person

    2021-22 Meeting Dates: October 14, November 10, December 16, February 1

    Face-to-Face Registration is Open:  https://bit.ly/3oqR3Aw

    Online Registration: Coming Soon!

     

    Adolescent Literacy Institute - Middle and High school English and Reading teachers

    Series Length: 4 modules

    Delivery Mode:

    Option 1: Face-to-face – Four in-person sessions at the AIU on scheduled dates listed below.

    Option 2: Fully online, asynchronous – Work at your own pace through four online course modules, with a new module opening on the first day of October, November, December, and January.

    Specifically aligned with brain research on how adolescents learn, this  workshop series engages participants in the research behind and modeling of effective reading and writing instruction for the  secondary grades. 

    • All materials are included
    • Administrators may accompany their registered participants to any or all sessions at no cost

    Cost: $600 per person

    2021-22 Meeting Dates: October 19, December 2, January 11, February 16

    Face-to-Face Registration is Open:  https://bit.ly/2T2MGQH

    Online Registration: Coming Soon!

     

    English Language Arts (ELA) Symposium – 2 Dates!

    2020-21 Topic: Teacher Questioning 

    The Reading Achievement Center provides two annual symposiums that focus on expert literacy practices aligned to the PA Core standards along with modeled instruction that meets the rigor of the standards. The 2020-21 symposiums will be held virtually.

    3rd-5th ELA teachers – November 9  
    Registration: COMING SOON!

    6th-8th ELA teachers – January 6        
    Registration: COMING SOON!