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National Council of Teachers of English [NCTE]

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Focus Articles for 22-23 Academic Year


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Big News in Digital Resources for SS & ELA!

CCSD Teachers have just been granted access to NewsBank: Black Life in America Database. You can access this database through CANVAS or MackinVIA (MyPortal > Clever > MackinVIA).

Overview: From the early days of slavery to modern times, people of African descent have had a profound impact on American history. This primary source collection offers an expansive window into centuries of African American history, culture and daily life—as well as the ways the dominant culture has portrayed and perceived people of African descent.

Black Life in America covers the experience and impact of African Americans as recorded by the news media, from 1704 to today. This resource is designed to support classroom discussions and research around issues related to diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice.

Learn more about News Bank: Black Life in America Database

DBQ Self-Paced Courses

MS ELA teachers have access to DBQ online for the 2021/2022 school year! (Yes, we have literature DBQs)

Getting Started with DBQ Online | Teacher Access | Student Access

Register for - DBQ 101

These self-paced courses familiarize teachers with The DBQ Project Method. Teachers will learn how to make the DBQ process engaging and powerful for students. Participants will work through the steps of The DBQ Project Method at their own pace, pausing to reflect and practice along the way.


Overview:

  • DBQ 101 is equivalent to our DBQ Full Day Introductory Workshop.

  • This self-paced course takes between 5-6 hours to complete.

  • Courses will be open for 30 days after launch.

  • Courses will launch on September 14, October 12, November 9, and December 14.

  • Participants will receive a certificate of completion when they finish the course. To finalize your PD credits, email Lacy Bryant a copy of your Certificate of Completion.

This self-paced course will show CCSD teachers how to use the DBQ Online Platform. The course takes between 1-2 hours to complete and is intended for teachers who have completed DBQ 101 training (either an in-person training in the past 5 years OR the self-paced DBQ 101 course).

Overview:

Participants will learn

  • How to add a class

  • How to create and customize assignments

  • How to access additional teacher supports

  • How to enroll students in a class

  • How to access and provide feedback on student work

  • Participants will receive a certificate of completion when they finish the course. To finalize your PD credits, email Lacy Bryant a copy of your Certificate of Completion.

MS ELA Instructional Specialist by appointment