Ohio Adolescent Literacy Network
A network for literacy leaders in Ohio
Rachel Daniels established the informal network in 2018. The group began exploring seminal research articles on adolescent literacy and thinking critically about the implications of this research for Ohio schools and its support of Ohio’s Plan to Raise Literacy Achievement. As the group’s size and influence grew, they received attention and support from State Support Team 3 who have invested in producing an 8-part webinar series.
Ohio Adolescent Literacy Network is dedicated to improving learning and engagement in Ohio’s middle and high schools. All Ohio students must be able to comprehend complex texts in order to obtain advanced training, to be productive members of the workforce, military, and community while being thoughtful citizens (Ohio’s Strategic Plan). Science doesn’t stop, and neither does the work of leveraging the science of reading for Ohio schools. Our mission is to bring tools and resources to our partner schools, and provide national leadership in a time when the challenges facing our young citizens could not be more real and the issues of adolescent literacy could not be more vital.
This is an invite-only event for members of the Ohio Adolescent Literacy Network and select guests. Each session will be led by a nationally recognized expert on specific topics related to adolescent literacy. Each presentation will focus on one preselected reading, resource, or topic.
Rachel and Josh will facilitate a discussion with our expert ALN audience with a combination of pre-identified questions from the network and questions submitted online. In conclusion, we identify key implications and action steps that use featured resources and align with the Ohio Learning Standards. Participants are invited to stick around after for informal networking (also known as the after-party)
Meet your hosts
The sessions are lead by Rachel Daniels and Joshua Lawrence.
A discussion on the complexity of texts
A discussion on the complexity of texts (from the cognitive research), and how to analyze texts to determine what types of challenges the text presents (i.e., language demands, text structure, cohesion, knowledge demands).
Academic Vocabulary for Adolescent Learners: Supporting Key Practices in Secondary Schools.
This episode is about honoring teachers' existing expertise, providing learning time, pre-assess students, plan-practice-reflect, and post-assess students
Book launch: Literacy Coaching in the Secondary Grades Helping Teachers Meet the Needs of All Students
Jade Wexler, one of the authors of "Literacy Coaching in the Secondary Grades Helping Teachers Meet the Needs of All Students" is joining us on Sep 1st to talk about why schoolwide models are necessary and lessons learned from implementing sustainable schoolwide models. She will also provide an overview of AIM Coaching.
Building on the IES Guide: Updating Research-Based Instructional Practices for Adolescent Literacy
Improving Literacy Instructional Practices in Co-Taught Content-Area Classrooms
In this webinar, Dr. Wexler provides an overview of the CALI project and Instructional Framework and professional development model.