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English Language Arts


All ELA PD Courses


Authentic Student Talk  |  Oct 2016 - Apr 2017
Designed for ELA and History teachers grades 6-12

At the heart of a student-centered classroom, learners talk with each other to make meaning. The speaking and listening domain of the Common Core asks teachers to develop their students’ communication skill set. In this course, ELA teachers unpack the core practice of facilitating productive discourse... READ MORE


Reading & Teaching Complex Texts |  Jul 31 - Aug 4, 2017*
Designed for ELA teachers grades 4 - 12

Complex texts make many demands on their readers at the same time that they offer readers, and teachers, many rewards. In this workshop we will consider features that make literary texts complex. Teachers will practice techniques such as anchoring, reading role plays and conducting reading conferences. We will also discuss current research on reading... READ MORE


* = Stanford Teaching Festival Course