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Making Literacy Visible and Text Complexity Institute

June 19, 2017 to June 23, 2017
San Diego State University 5500 Campanile Dr. GMCS 333 San Diego, CA

Making Literacy Visible | June 19-22: $499 per person

Text Complexity | June 23: $399 per person

Making Literacy Visible & Text Complexity | June 19-23: $848 per person

Every student deserves a great teacher not by chance, but by design

What if someone slipped you a piece of paper listing the literacy practices that ensure students demonstrate more than a year’s worth of learning for a year spent in school? Would you keep the paper or throw it away? We think you’d keep it.

In this institute, speakers Douglas Fisher, Kristin Anderson, Laura Besser, Sonja Alexander, and Michael Smith show how using the right approach at the right time can help you more intentionally design classroom experiences that hit the surface, deep, and transfer phases of learning and more expertly see when a student is ready to dive from surface to deep. The alignment of high-impact literacy practices, as defined by Hattie’s seminal work, with phases of learning, will get you working smarter not harder. Join Douglas and Kristin as they address the Visible Learning research; its connections to surface, deep, and transfer learning as it relates to literacy strategies; and the tools for measuring the impact of visible learning for literacy.

Learning Intentions

You will

  • Understand the three phases of learning and the unique importance of each: surface, deep, and transfer.
  • Discover why learning intentions and success criteria are so critical to student growth
  • Learn which literacy practices have the greatest impact on student growth (and which have the least) and how to implement high impact practices at the right phase in a student’s learning.
  • Develop a plan for measuring one’s impact on literacy learning.

Join the amazing lineup of speakers for all five days for just $848 per person. Spend the first four days with Douglas Fisher, Kristin Anderson, Laura Besser, and Sonja Alexander in the Making Literacy Visible Institute and spend the last day in an intensive Text Complexity Institute with Michael Smith. Both institutes can also be ticketed separately (Making Literacy Visible Institute at $499/person | Text Complexity Institute at $399/person).