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ERWC 3.0 Introductory Workshop - Professional Learning

This four-day, 24-hour workshop series is intended for English language arts (ELA) and English language development (ELD) teachers teaching grades 9-12 in California public schools. The workshop series provides an introduction to the CSU Expository Reading and Writing Curriculum (ERWC), including the following:

  • Full-year ELA courses at grade 11 and grade 12
  • Curriculum modules with integrated and designated ELD at grades 9-12

The ERWC is an integrated reading, writing, and oral communication curriculum that employs an inquiry-based, rhetorical approach. Building deep conceptual understandings that transform how students read, write, listen, speak, and think, the curriculum is intended to help students transfer their literacy skills to new situations and increase student agency.

Developed by teachers for teachers in a continuing collaboration between high school and university faculty, the ERWC modules have been edited and revised according to feedback from practicing teachers in classrooms across CA, Washington (WA), and Hawaii. New emphases in the third edition are transfer of learning; greater variety of literary and informational texts and writing and speaking tasks; and the inclusion of integrated and designated English language development and features from Universal Design for Learning, including student goal setting and formative assessment.

This professional learning is intended to be an active experience providing hands-on practice with the ERWC curriculum. Aligned with the California Standards for ELA and ELD, both courses at grades 11 and 12 are approved to satisfy the “B” English subject requirement for UC and CSU admission. High schools may opt to offer the grade 11 course, the grade 12 course, or both. The modules for grades 9-12 with integrated and designated ELD may be integrated within existing ELA and ELD courses at those grades.

Teachers attending this workshop series will

  • Receive curriculum materials and professional books
  • Identify features of effective ERWC classrooms as reflected in the ERWC assignment template and key principles
  • Become familiar with ERWC pedagogy and key concepts, including integrated and designated ELD
  • Investigate rhetorical reading, writing, and inquiry processes
  • Explore ERWC course design—including module overviews that identify learning goals, rhetorical concepts, ELA and ELD standards, and culminating tasks—to make decisions about modules to teach in their classrooms
  • Examine specific modules
  • Select modules to teach and begin planning for implementation

Workshop Schedule

January 30, 2020 | 8:30am-3:30pm
January 31, 2020 | 8:30am-3:30pm
February 26, 2020 | 8:30am-3:30pm
March 27, 2020 | 8:30am-3:30pm

Registration for this workshop will close on January 23, 2020 8:00 am.

When 4-Day Series - See Full Schedule Above
8:30am - 3:30pm
Location SCOE, Gravenstein Room
Presenter Heather Brown
Robin Fogel-Shrive
Cost Free
Audience Grade 9-12 Teachers
Registration closes 01/23/2020
Registration Nichole Perry, 707-524-2816, nperry@scoe.org
Questions Kelly Matteri, (707) 524-2928, kmatteri@scoe.org

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