Workshop Details

Teaching as Apprenticeship: Text and Task Progressions for TEKS

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This latest workshop highlights Inquiry By Design’s unique apprenticeship approach to meeting TEKS requirements for English language arts. Inspired and informed by Jerome Bruner’s foundational notion of a “spiraling curriculum,” our apprenticeship approach to learning supports students as they engage in real intellectual work and helps teachers take on the role of coaches, as opposed to “tellers.”

Workshop attendees will explore the importance of text and task progressions, in addition to the role of student collaboration within those tasks, to support reading, writing, speaking, listening, and thinking skills. During one segment, attendees will work as learners through a series of exercises using Inquiry By Design curriculum to experience for themselves what an apprenticeship approach looks and feels like.

Other topics include

  • How teachers can design classroom experiences to coach students into intellectual work in a way that challenges but doesn’t discourage.
  • The role of student collaboration in an apprenticeship environment.
  • Examples of how teachers and administrators are using an apprenticeship approach to affect positive change in students at all levels.

Teaching as apprenticeship can make significant and lasting differences in any classroom—no matter the size, grade, or student reading levels. Attend this workshop to bring this positive change to your schools and classrooms.

Click here to download the agenda for this workshop.

Who should attend?
District leaders, principals, English language arts curriculum coordinators, literacy coordinators, and others responsible for ELA alignment to TEKS.

Registration fees:
Registration is $145 per first person; $100 for each additional person on your team.

Workshop hours are 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (Registration, coffee, and continental breakfast from 8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.)