Literacy in the Disciplines Page

You may have noticed that a new page tab appeared at the top of the Literacy Beat site. New resources for literacy in the disciplines (also known as disciplinary literacy) will be posted here periodically.

Diane Lapp and Thomas DeVere Wolsey have been putting together a multimedia collection of interviews between literacy professionals and experts in some disciplines. We started with art, music, and technology, and these are now live on Literacy Beat. We invited teachers to respond with ideas and insights, as well. We plan to add to this in the coming months, but we hope this will be useful to you as you think about literacy in the disciplines. The site includes videos and podcasts and a few online resources, as well.
Use the page tab or just click here to find the new page: literacybeat.com/literacy-in-the-disciplines/ 

Literacy in the Disciplines: Getting at the Content

IAIE* created a webinar to connect teachers everywhere who are interested in learning more about what makes their disciplines unique. After all, learning in science is quite a bit different from learning in social studies and the literacies in those disciplines take on unique characteristics. Use the power of the web to connect with other teachers as we explore the disciplines.

The webinar is offered on October 8 at 4 PM  Pacific (7 Eastern) and a repeat is offered on October 14 at 1 PM Pacific (4 PM Eastern) for about 45 minutes.  The webinar is just $10, and you will receive articles and handouts, participate in a live presentation, and have access to a recording for future reference. In addition, you’ll meet some wonderful new colleagues. If you follow Literacy Beat, you may enter the discount code FRIENDS to receive a 20% discount before October 6.

Disciplinary Literacy

Disciplinary Literacy

*Full disclosure: IAIE is owned by Literacy Beat blogger Thomas DeVere Wolsey. While the webinar date has passed, it is still available by special request.

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