SIWI Gets to the Core! provides up to 30 teachers and administrators of the deaf and hard of hearing (d/hh) with professional development specific to increasing teacher knowledge in the Grade 6-12 Common Core State Standards in Reading (CCSS-Reading): Literature and Informational Text. Implementation of the CCSS-Reading by teachers of the d/hh, specifically teachers in the content areas, is enacted using Strategic and Interactive Writing Instruction (SIWI) pedagogical approaches. Teachers are introduced to a model of SIWI as evidence-based instruction whereby they can effectively integrate the CCSS-Reading along with content area standards to accomplish language, literacy and content area objectives. The program includes a spring online discussion, a one-week workshop, and a fall classroom observation and reflection.
Wolbers, K., Dostal, H., Stephenson, B., & Bowden, H. (January 2014-December 2014). SIWI gets to the Core! Reading and Writing in the Content Areas. Improving Teacher Quality grant funded by Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC).
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