About the webcast
With examples from elementary classrooms, discover how project-based units can address many Common Core State Standards simultaneously. Learn how research, content learning, motivation, and the CCSS can come together through project-based pedagogy. Goals are for participants to be inspired to use, glean ideas for, and have a structure to use in planning project-based units to address the CCSS.
This session includes
A brief discussion of project-based approaches
Some ‘big ideas’ about project-based reading and writing units with examples of projects that address many CCSS simultaneously
An introduction to the process of designing project-based reading and writing units that address many CCSS simultaneously
About the presenter Nell K. Duke is a professor of language, literacy, and culture and a faculty associate in the combined program in education and psychology at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
Nell’s work focuses on early literacy development, particularly among children living in poverty. Her specific areas of expertise include development of informational reading and writing in young children, comprehension development and instruction in early schooling, and issues of equity in literacy education.
She is author and co-author of numerous books including, Reading and Writing Informational Text in the Primary Grades: Research-Based Practices; Literacy and the Youngest Learner: Best Practices for Educators of Children from Birth to Five; Beyond Bedtime Stories: A Parent’s Guide to Promoting Reading, Writing, and Other Literacy Skills From Birth to 5; and her most-recent book, Reading and Writing Genre with Purpose in K–8 Classrooms.
Length of Session Approximately 90 minutes
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