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[SUMM22] Embedding SFL Writing in the American Reading Curriculum (ARC) is a Course

[SUMM22] Embedding SFL Writing in the American Reading Curriculum (ARC)

May 9, 2022 - Aug 31, 2022

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Full course description

Workshop Information

Date: Thursday, August 11th, 2022

Time: 9:00 - 11:30am (ET)

Location: Online

Workshop Description:

ARC is currently used in a number of dual language programs. In order for these programs to incorporate SFL writing into the curriculum, they need guidance on how to distribute content across languages in order to make room for writing instruction and how to carry out the assessments for writing and content. They also need support with the distribution of writing lessons in connection with the curricular content and in coordinating the writing projects with the content provided by ARC.

Currently, Maria Brisk is working with the Umana school to create units where SFL writing is incorporated into the ARC curriculum at the elementary and middle school levels. These units will be tested in the last weeks of the school year.

Learning Outcomes:

After participating in this workshop educators will be able to understand the basic principles and policies guiding the merger between SFL writing and the ARC for different grade levels.

Certification of Completion:

Please note that participants will not receive academic credit nor a transcript documenting their participation in this workshop series. However, all participants will receive a certificate of completion. 

Fees & Policies:

Registration closes at the start of the workshop. Refunds will only be granted up until the start of the workshop at 9:00am on August 11th. No refunds will be granted for registration or technical errors on the participant's part (such as incorrect name/email, login failure, etc.).

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Workshop Presenters:

Dr. Maria Estela Brisk is a retired Professor at the Lynch School of Education and Human Development. For decades, Maria Brisk’s work has focused on language and education—individually and where they intersect. Teaching since the mid 1960s, her expertise has centered on how literacy and bilingualism are developed. She uses systemic functional linguistics to teach writing and implement genre-based pedagogy, most recently and successfully at Russell Elementary School.