Sponsored by the Jacobson Center for Comprehensive Literacy
University of Northern Iowa
To meet the intensifying challenges of tomorrow, it is essential that today's students develop the advanced skills and understandings necessary to be a literate person in the 21st century. This requires that they undertake close, attentive reading necessary to enjoy complex works of literature, seek engagement with informational text that builds knowledge, enlarges experience, and broadens worldviews, and evaluate information available in print and digitally. Students also must be able to communicate in both writing and speaking with reasoned thought, logical argument, and creative expression.
Based on the Partnerships in Comprehensive Literacy Model, this four-day institute offers educators a wealth of resources aligned with the Iowa Core Standards and supported by theory and research of best practices in the field. Key themes include:
Who should attend? Partnerships in Comprehensive Literacy (PCL) Coaches, Coach Candidates, Administrators, Classroom Teachers, Title 1 Teachers, Special Education Teachers, Curriculum Directors, AEA Consultants, AEA Chief Administrators, and Superintendents.
UNI Graduate Credit is available for PCL Coaches Candidates. The first course starts during the Institute.
UNI Graduate Workshop Credit is available to all other participants.
If your school, district, or AEA is ready to join the PCL Network and make the commitment to prepare a coach, application forms are available at www.uni.edu/coe/pcl/forms. Please note that the application deadline is April 19.