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UW-Green Bay Education Outreach

0976C - Frameworks for Literacy (Grades 6-12)

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In partnership with CESA 7!

Course Description:

No matter what choices about school or careers our students make after high school, they need to be proficient readers, writers, speakers, and listeners to be successful—a philosophy that is clearly reflected in the Common Core State Standards. This course is an opportunity for classroom teachers of any subject area in grades 6 – 12 to develop a knowledge base and learn classroom-ready instructional and assessment strategies that will develop literate and thoughtful students.

Topics of investigation include:

• introductory information on the research base for disciplinary literacy
• Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts
• gradual release of responsibility framework for instruction
• reading/learning strategies related to reading comprehension
• learning/assessment strategies related to writing
• learning/assessment strategies related to vocabulary
• motivation and engagement of adolescent learners
• instructional and assessment strategies for struggling readers and writers.

Course Objectives:

• Develop an understanding of research-based practices related to disciplinary literacy
• Understand & apply the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts
• Develop an understanding of gradual release of responsibility framework for instruction
• Engage in practices that shift the learning process from teacher-directed to student-directed
• Learn about, use, and/or refine reading, writing, and vocabulary instruction, practice, & assessment
• Learn strategies to foster greater student engagement in authentic reading/writing experiences
• Raise awareness about the instructional needs of students who are struggling readers/writers
• Participate in professional book discussions
• Engage in reflective practice and participate as a member of a learning team

Required Readings: One core text and one companion text are required. Each participant is responsible for obtaining these required books independently, prior to the first class. Please refer to the course syllabus for information about the required readings. Before purchasing the required readings, please confirm with the CESA 7 office following the July 1st registration deadline, to be sure there is sufficient enrollment to proceed with running the course.


STEP 1 - Register with CESA 7 at There is a CESA 7 registration fee. CESA 7 registration fees are based on 2012-13 district/school membership. Contact Chris Larson at CESA 7 with questions or for more information - 920-617-5628 or

STEP 2 - If you would like to earn three graduate credits for this training, you must also register with UW-Green Bay. Scroll to the top or bottom of this screen, click, "Register Online" and continue to follow the prompts. Please note that the graduate credit tuition is in addition to the CESA 7 registration fee. Please remit the tuition payment for the graduate credit directly to UW-Green Bay. Thank you!

Note: The reduced tuition for this graduate course is made possible thanks to our partnership with CESA 7!

Comments from Participants:

“The content of the course is relevant to all that I do every day.”

“This course provided an excellent foundation on literacy in all content areas.”

“It's opened a lot of new doors to me. I wanted more strategies and ideas as to how to get my students to read and write better in Spanish (a 2nd language) and I was given many, many strategies and ways to approach my goal. It was awesome to have such a variety of colleagues in the class to share their thoughts and ideas and bounce ideas off of. I feel better prepared to pursue my goal of improving literacy in my classroom!”

“I have learned new techniques and more about the Common Core State Standards”

Three Graduate Credits ($610)
  • Course Number: ED & HUD 795-6, section 7410 (#0976C)

  • Prerequisite: Graduate Standing (Must have earned a bachelor’s degree); participants must also register with CESA 7 and pay the CESA 7 registration fee. Graduate credit is in addition to the CESA 7 registration fee.

  • Schedule: Monday through Thursday, August 6-9 (8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.) at a location TBD; Tuesday, October 2 and Thursday, November 1st, 2012 (8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.) at the CESA 7 Office in Green Bay.

  • Teacher Standards # 1, 3, 4, 5, 8, 9

  • Administrator Standards #: N/A

Location of Course: Same

Course Instructor(s): Claire Wick - Instructor Bio

Registration Deadline: 7/1/2012

Syllabus Link: Click here for PDF of course syllabus


To Register For This Course:

Click the Register Online link or contact Crystal in the UW-Green Bay Education Outreach Office at (920) 465-2480. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 7:45 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Or, please email your request to us at

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