There are some cool Twitter discussions happening this week:
Twitter Town Halls
PARCC is holding a series of Twitter Town Halls for educators. The handle for PARCC is @PARCCPlace and the hashtag for these events is #askparcc or #parcctownhall. The schedule is:
- PARCC English Language Arts/Literacy 101 with Bonnie Hain (@bonniehain) and to be determined state experts: Thursday, June 20, 6-7 pm EDT
This week, we explore #9 of What's In/What's Out: Reading Strategies (as means) vs. Reading Strategies (as goal).
In the past, teachers were convinced that students would be successful readers if they just learned strategies. Strategies are great, but it's important that they are used in service of reading achievement. Assessing students on strategies is a good idea, but it's better to assess them on their comprehension of complex texts.