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2014-2015 Reading Apprenticeship Project Scholarship Application Released

2014-2015 Reading Apprenticeship Project Scholarship Application Released Our new First Year Seminar course, and the faculty professional learning that accompanies it, are based on Reading Apprenticeship principles.  Our whole campus is engaging in metacognitive conversation! My VP of Instruction asked me to create a new basic reading course for our struggling students.  I convinced her […]

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Leadership Community of Practice in Reading Apprenticeship Launches

The Leadership Community of Practice (LCoP) in Reading Apprenticeship, a new model for developing community college faculty leaders, launched to rave reviews in June of 2012.  This year long, credit bearing, hybrid training-of-trainers experience, which prepares faculty to lead professional development in Reading Apprenticeship at their own colleges, is a significant revision of the previous […]

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Success is a Journey Towards Mastery: How does RA build Faculty Leaders?

 Shawn Fredericking, Yuba College (Language Arts) As a member of the Reading Apprenticeship Project Community, I have participated in two winter conferences, a six-week online course, a two day workshop (held at our college campus), LINKS V in Fresno (as a presenter), and the summer 2012 Leadership Community of Practice.  I also had the opportunity […]

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See How I Read: Why RA for English classes?

I’m an English teacher who loves to make fun of English majors: touchy-feely folks who walk barefoot on the grass and weep because they are harming living organisms.  I openly mock the Kumbaya circles and feel-good approaches to composition, literature and learning.  At first I thought the Reading Apprenticeship program was one such pedagogical offshoot […]

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Why RA in Science?

At the RA Winter Conference, 3CSN Network Coordinator Cleavon Smith was able to interview Will Brown, a professional development associate at WestEd’s Strategic Literacy Initiative, about why STEM instructors find RA to be beneficial. What does it mean for STEM students to grapple with texts? [youtube width=”640″ height=”360″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G2Ev5LScmuk[/youtube] Will articulates the first goal of RA in […]

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2012 RA Winter Conference

On February 2-3, 2012, the Strategic Literacy Initiative hosted a sold out annual Reading Apprenticeship™ Winter conference at the WestEd offices is Oakland.  Nika Hogan and Cindy Hicks facilitated the conference, which was evenly split between “RA veterans” who have attended a Leadership Institute or a three-day seminar or have taken the online course “Reading […]

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