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1.31.20 CUNY/TASC ELA- Reading, Science and Social Studies – Albany
January 31 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
DATE: Friday, January 31, 2020
LOCATION: Capital District BOCES, 900 Watervliet Shaker Rd, Albany, NY
TIME: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
TRAINER: ACCES/NYSED Teacher Leader- Jennifer Burden
ADDITIONAL DETAILS: Please arrive early. Breakfast snacks and coffee will be served at 8:30. Lunch will also be served.
Description: Reading Science
Science for the TASC: Students can learn what they need to know by reading, thereby increasing their reading capacity as they learn science content. In this session, we will review item specifications for science to understand exactly what students need to know for the Life Science portion of the TASC, (50% of the questions). Teaching texts and support activities presented in this session are student-friendly, and develop reading depth and science knowledge.
Students encounter illustrations, diagrams, photos, graphs, charts, tables, flow charts, propaganda posters and political cartoons on the TABE and TASC tests. During this session, we will focus on two PD Modules created to help students become familiar and comfortable with “reading” these visual “texts.” The modules help ELA teachers adapt the strategies they use in teaching students to read texts in the service of helping students understand visuals. This training session will bring together two PD Modules: the Visuals Module and the U.S. Timeline Module.
Take Away’s: Research based, tested instructional methods, hands on practice; turnkey curriculum framework
We look forward to your participation.
*During this workshop session, pictures and/or video recordings may be taken for the purposes of funding deliverables, on-line learning, news releases, and other purposes.