Save the Date

On May 11, 2018 in the Dr. Kearney Middle School Library, we will be doing an English Language Learning session for teachers K – 12 to discuss strategies and connections to curriculum.  Bring a lesson, unit and a piece of technology to work with for the afternoon.

Excited for PWIM!!

Planning  and getting excited for the upcoming Picture Word Inductive Model or PWIM session for January 27, 2017. PWIM is a strategy that can offer an entry point to every student.  Here are some of the examples of the PWIM strategy being used in our district shared from staff at Robert Ogilvie Elementary.

A quote from chapter 6 of Teaching Beginning Reading and Writing with the Picture Word

Inductive Model, written by: Emily F. Calhoun.

“Some things do not change, despite students’ ages and abilities. The constant instructional goals remain critical in lesson and unit design and in teacher-and-student interactions: (1) building sight vocabulary; (2) helping students build confidence in their ability to learn; and (3) teaching students how to inquire into language and use what they know and find to read and write and participate fully in their own educational progress.”