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Wednesday, May 22, 2019 1:13 PM

The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) announced the second cohort of the PA Leadership: Providing Equitable Access through Analysis of Academic Texts. The purpose of this training is to assist district leadership teams in meeting the demands of text dependent analysis essay writing.

Pennsylvania’s Plan for the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) provides several pathways to success by providing equitable access to a high-quality, well-rounded education for all students. To help meet the growing demands for analysis of academic texts for college and career readiness, PDE is continuing to offer this requested program.

Leadership teams should consist of four individuals: the Superintendent, Director of Curriculum/Curriculum Supervisor/Curriculum Coordinator, Principal and a lead ELA educator. The series will be four days during fall 2019 as outlined below.

Day 1: WHY? (Superintendent, Director of Curriculum/Curriculum Supervisor/Curriculum Coordinator, Principal, Lead ELA educator)

The importance of analysis of academic texts (including analytic essay writing) as a College and Career Readiness (CCR) skill, which is assessed on State Accountability tests and consequently within the district’s curriculum

Day 2: WHAT? (Director of Curriculum/Curriculum Supervisor/Curriculum Coordinator, Principal, Lead ELA educator)

The understanding of analysis of academic texts (including analytic essay writing) and the need for instructing analysis of academic texts (including analytic essay writing)

Days 3/4: HOW? (Director of Curriculum/Curriculum Supervisor/Curriculum Coordinator, Principal, Lead ELA educator)

The creation of a local plan of action, examination of instructional resources and curriculum to provide a continuous and coherent plan of teaching and learning

9:00 am-4:00 pm (breakfast 8:30-9:00; lunch provided)

Deadline for registration: August 16, 2019

PaTTAN Pittsburgh

PaTTAN Harrisburg

PaTTAN East

September 20, 2019

September 23, 2019

September 30, 2019

October 21, 2019

October 29, 2019

October 28, 2019

December 9-10, 2019

December 5-6, 2019

December 11-12, 2019

When you have your team established (according to parameters above), contact Sharon Kennedy at SKennedy@pattan.net to receive a registration key. Please provide the location you want to attend. Register by visiting www.pattan.net , go to training calendar and click on event. If you have difficulty registering, please contact Sharon. Questions about this communication may be sent to rbaumleama@pa.gov or dsimaska@pa.gov.

 

 

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