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-8th grade ELA teachers

    Targeted for teachers in grades 3 to 8, 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.

    2022-23 Meeting Dates: October 5, November 3, December 13, January 31

    Price: $600 per person

    Register for in-person course: https://bit.ly/3kzL9vO

    Register for asynchronous online course: https://bit.ly/37U2ahF

     

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

    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.

    2022-23 Meeting Dates: September 21, October 26, December 6, January 26

    Price: $600 per person

    Register for in-person course: https://bit.ly/3LFDKHe

    Register for asynchronous online course: https://bit.ly/3Kk6aW1

     

    Text Dependent Analysis Part 2: Effective Instructional Practices

    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.

    2022-23 Meeting Dates: September 29, January 25, March 1

    Price: $450 per person

    Register for in-person course: https://bit.ly/3vXknTA

    Register for asynchronous online course: https://bit.ly/3vmpCNw

     

    Thinking through the Pencil - 4th-8th grade ELA teachers

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

    2022-23 Meeting Dates: October 12, November 15, December 14, February 7

    Price: $600 per person

    Register for in-person course: https://bit.ly/3KA1Q51

    Register for asynchronous online course: https://bit.ly/3F1gnWn

     

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

    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.

    2022-23 Meeting Dates: October 18, December 1, January 12, February 14

    Price: $600 per person

    Register for in-person course: https://bit.ly/3F8x9mb

    Register for asynchronous online course: https://bit.ly/3KsKGIB

     

    Word Wizards – 3-12 ELA Teachers

    Build your students into word wizards! This series presents teachers in grades 3-12 with research and practical strategies to strengthen students' word knowledge, through both indirect vocabulary exposure and direct vocabulary instruction.

    2022-23 Meeting Dates: October 27, December 7, February 1

    Price: $450 per person

    Register for in-person course: https://bit.ly/3kIwFKb

    Register for asynchronous online course: https://bit.ly/3OLSOFh

     

    English Language Arts (ELA) Symposium

    2023 Topic: Engagement Strategies for Reading Comprehension

    The ELA Symposium is the Reading Achievement Center's annual workshop addressing a critical need for strengthening teacher practice that improves student achievement.