Teaching Literacy through History
Participants who successfully complete this course will demonstrate the ability to write a lesson plan that uses a modified New Visions curricular resource to develop students’ disciplinary literacy skills. In addition teachers will familiarize themselves with the format of the new US History Regents exam. Through this course, participants will develop a deeper understanding of the New Visions US History and Geography curricular framework which is grounded in the belief that students should gain exposure to and master a range of texts including traditional primary and secondary sources, charts, graphs, and other images. Over the course of 4 three-hour sessions, participants will have the opportunity to examine the structure of a New Visions US History unit and discuss how units can be built around compelling and supporting questions; explore curricular resources intended to support the development of key literacy skills and practice adapting one of these resources to meet student needs and/or the new US History Regents Exam; and learn about and practice using G Suite for Education to access, comment on, modify and share curricular documents.
This class will be taught by
Andrea began teaching through the New York Teaching Residency Program. As a teacher she began working with New Visions when they launched their U.S. History curriculum pilot in 2015. She continues her involvement with New Visions by working as a Teacher Advisory Board member for the United States History curriculum. She is a U.S. History and Government teacher in East Harlem at The Young Women’s Leadership School. In addition to an M.A. in Education, she also holds a B.A. in African American Studies, and is set to graduate with her Ph.D in American History at the end of 2017.
Course Fees & Registration Policies
*New Visions is covering the course fees for educators who work in a New Visions school (charter or district). See our terms & conditions page for further information regarding registering with the DOE for P-credit and other details such as our refund policy.