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Teacher Professional Development Workshops 6-8

A video workshop for middle school teachers; 9 one-hour video programs,
workshop guide, and Web site; graduate credit available Now on DVD
Making Meaning in Literature: A Workshop for Teachers, Grades 6-8 offers teachers practical ways to help their students form rich and
informed interactions with literature. Eight teachers from around the
country talk about the ways in which they encourage students to become active and effective readers, building strong mental muscles as they place themselves in the world of a text, form impressions of the work, and pose questions that help push their understandings further. The on-screen teachers illustrate their ideas by bringing the viewer into their classrooms as they and their students work together to “make meaning.” The video programs are augmented by commentary from noted educational researcher Dr. Judith Langer. Dr. Langer identified these habits of effective readers, calling them “envisionments,” or
ever-expanding landscapes of understanding that are formed as students read, write, and talk about texts. A Web site and print guide supplement the videos.

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Ages: 18 - 18
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Student Diversity Workshop 5
From learner.org, produced by Maryland Public Television
The varied viewpoints necessary for valuable class discussions are celebrated in this program. The group talks about the diversity of their students and how their interactions with literature are shaped in part by their life experiences, unique tho... [more]
March 12, 2010 at 01:28 PM
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Ages: 18 - 18
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Going Further in Discussion Workshop 3
From learner.org, produced by Maryland Public Television
Since discussion is so central to the growth and development of a literary community, this program also concentrates on this activity. The teachers talk about ways to recognize good discussion, adding personal anecdotes about ways in which they par... [more]
March 12, 2010 at 01:23 PM
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Ages: 18 - 18
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Planning and Professional Development Workshop 8
From learner.org, produced by Maryland Public Television
In order to grow in their careers, teachers need a great deal of sustenance. In this program, the teachers talk about the ways in which they fulfill this need as they develop individually and as members of a professional community. The group invite... [more]
March 12, 2010 at 01:46 PM
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Ages: 18 - 18
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Assessment Workshop 7
From learner.org, produced by Maryland Public Television
In a classroom where students are actively engaged in literature, there is a need to find authentic assessment vehicles that measure their progress as readers and thinkers. In this program, teachers from around the country identify useful criteria th... [more]
March 12, 2010 at 01:44 PM
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Ages: 18 - 18
2231 Views:
Diversity in Texts Workshop 4
From learner.org, produced by Maryland Public Television
In this program, the teachers talk about the importance of choosing rich texts for their students as a group or individuals, enumerating various criteria that they have developed for this initial classroom decision. Supported by commentary from Dr. J... [more]
March 12, 2010 at 01:25 PM
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Ages: 18 - 18
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Introducing Our Literary Community Workshop 1
From learner.org, produced by Maryland Public Television
Meet the eight teachers and their schools featured in the video programs. Learn the guiding principles through which they form their classes into engaged literary communities. Dr. Langer weaves the framework, talking about the ways effective re... [more]
March 12, 2010 at 01:18 PM
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Ages: 18 - 18
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Encouraging Discussion Workshop 2
From learner.org, produced by Maryland Public Television
Introduced by Dr. Langer, this program concentrates on discussion and its importance in helping engaged readers go further in the text. The on–screen teachers talk about ways to encourage whole–class and small–group discussion, the importance of aski... [more]
March 12, 2010 at 01:20 PM
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