Resources for English Language Arts

Resources for English Language Arts

Recent Professional Learning Events

The Ohio Department of Education encourages and supports the continuous learning of all Ohio educators. How schools implement the English Language Arts Standards is entirely a local decision. However, the Department offers professional development resources and virtual meetups that educators may find helpful as part of a commitment to Ohio's learners. The Department offers virtual meetups in collaboration with various professional organizations across the state to support administrators and educators in each content area. The Ohio Standards for Professional Development will help educators identify high-quality learning opportunities. 
 

The Writing Revolution Summer Book Study

This discussion-based series covered topics like constructing complex sentences, developing thought-provoking paragraphs and writing coherent compositions. Participants shared ideas about providing just-in-time writing instruction with an overall goal of accelerating student learning.
  • Facilitators: Teresa Castellaneta, JoAnn Kauffman and Elizabeth Bridges; Ohio Department of Education
    • Grade Band: Elementary and Secondary

Four-part series 

Coming This fall

Community of Practice Discussions:

Based on the Summer Book Study

  • Grades K - 5: Nov. 2, 2022
    • 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Grades 6 - HS: Nov. 3, 2022
    • 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.


2022 Building Bridges Professional Learning Series Aug. 2-4, 2022

BUILDING BRIDGES FOR EDUCATORS: THE HEART OF THE MATTER

This online event featured sessions across all academic content areas, with a focus on connecting people, ideas and possibilities to deepen student learning, engagement and motivation. 

Keynote

Rediscovering the Joy of Teaching on the Road Less Traveled
In 2021, stressed to the max by online teaching and pandemic fatigue, Jeff Harr was seriously considering early retirement until he jumped on the opportunity to become an English teacher in an outdoor education program called the Expedition Academy. Later that year, while nearly passing out on his first hike up a ski slope in the mountains of Pennsylvania, he had an epiphany about his teaching career: Change is hard, but it offers a fresh perspective that can keep teachers invigorated, even when gasping for air.
 
  • Presenter: Jeff Harr, Kent City Schools
  • Recorded session coming soon


English Language Arts Sessions by Grade Band:

Elementary
Title Presenter(s)
Decodable Texts in Phonics Instruction
Recorded session
Slideshow
Michelle Elia, Ohio Literacy lead
Fluency -
Connecting Decoding to Comprehension

Recorded session coming soon
Michelle Elia, Ohio Literacy lead
Building Vocabulary to Connect to Grade Level Texts
Recorded session coming soon
Carolyn Turner, Ohio Lietracy Lead


Secondary
Title Presenter(s)

Teaching Complex History:
Best Practices in Holocaust Education

Recorded session coming soon

Nancy & David Wolf Holocaust & Humanity Center
Books that are LIT
Recorded session coming soon
Brandi Young, Ohio Educational Library Media Association and Asley Aldrich, Lillian E. Jones Museum
The Power of Stories to Connect Us:
Multimodal/Multigenre Ideas and Examples to Inspire Student Choice and Voice

Recorded session
Slideshow
Kristin Stanfill, Springfield High School; Ohio Council of Teachers of English Language Arts
Developing Disciplinary Literacy Skills through Holocaust Education
Recorded session coming soon
Nancy & David Wolf Holocaust & Humanity Center

 
Multi-Age
Topic Presenter(s)
Finding a Voice:
The Impact of Speaking on Student Learning

Recorded session coming soon
Ohio Writing Project
Using Poetry to Teach All Year Long
Recorded session coming soon
Beth Rimer, Ohio Writing Project
Connecting Writers:
Mentor Texts, Notebooks and Writing Inspiration to Start the Year

Recorded session coming soon
Beth Rimer, Ohio Writing Project
 

Additional Resources

The Shared Bookshelf Open Space Group in INFOhio

The purpose of the group is to build a bookshelf of lesson plans to support the instruction of English Language Arts in Ohio classrooms grades K-12. Ohio educators can collect, collaborate, and share ideas with colleagues across the state. Visit The Shared Bookshelf or go to INFOhio for more information.
 

Virtual Meetups

See below or visit Department's Virtual Meetups for Content Area Educators page to find the schedule and links for additional virtual meetups.

Participant's Guide to Microsoft Teams


Recorded Virtual Meetups

 


To access supporting materials for teaching Ohio students, click on the links below.

Diverse Learners  Instructional Technology  Instructional Strategies



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