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Thursday, May 26, 2011

Literacy throughout the disciplines, to include the World Language Classroom - Special Focus on Strategies

Literacy is one of the most common terms used in our society today.  We are surrounded by literacy terms - "financial literacy," "technological literacy," "geographical literacy," to name a few.  

Lisa Dalrymple, Foreign Language Department Head for  Mt. Blue RSD, will look at the expanded definition of literacy as it applies across the content areas.  

"It is not enough to say that literacy is defined by being able to read and write.  Today our students need to be able to do an array of tasks to be literate.  Students need to be able to comprehend, identify, prioritize, organize, retrieve, and understand within a context that is meaningful.  Literacy is not confined to one area of a person's life but rather it is found in every discipline. "... Lisa Dalrymple

Topic:  Literacy Across the Curriculum

Presenters: Lisa Dalrymple

Date: June 2, 2011

Time: 3:00-4:00 p.m.

To take part in the webinar click on this link:

*Audio access to the meetings will be conducted via phone bridge.  To help participants connect by phone, a box will appear asking for their phone number so the Connect conference room can call them back.
Those using a telephone with a direct-dial phone number, should accept this option, enter their phone number, and the conference room will call them right back.
Those who have a telephone with no direct-line phone number (if their phone is only reached by a switchboard), should click on CANCEL when the call-back box appears, then dial-in to the meeting using this access combination:
·         Dial-in 1-866-910-4857
·         Password 985399
Detailed instructions on joining the meeting can be found online at
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Monday, May 16, 2011

Are we still talking about meta-cognition?

As the end of the year approaches, many teachers are already looking back over their year and thinking about areas they wish to focus on or improve during the upcoming school year.  

I suggest one area we might revisit is meta-cognition as defined by NCREL

The information you will find at this link strips away all of the buzz words and complicated discussions - clearly illustrating the use of meta-cognition in all subject matters.

Take a look.  You will be glad you did.