What does content literacy mean and what does it look like in the classroom?
Content literacy is a blending of Social Studies content standards and process standards. STAAR 2.0 is going to require a new level of content literacy, and we need to start preparing students for that level of thinking now. Since the process standards are tightly vertically aligned from 4th grade-EOC, it is important this foundation is solid.
The Social Studies Foundations ePLC addresses the fundamentals of social studies content literacy. The webinars are a great way for leaders and instructional coaches to gain valuable insight into the intricacies of the Social Studies classroom and its unique blend of content and process. For classroom teachers, the webinars provide tangible, easy-to-implement strategies and ideas for enriching the classroom environment and process-based instruction.
The Social Studies Foundations ePLC provides a virtual learning and a support system throughout the year with:
- 8 pre-recorded webinars
- 3 live jam sessions for participants to collaborate with other ePLC members, grow in their understanding of concepts introduced, and have an opportunity for clarification!
Leaders, Instructional Coaches & Grades 4-EOC teachers
- Getting Started
- Setting up the Social Studies Classroom
- Embedding Vocabulary and Teaching Terms
- Using and Evaluating Visual Sources
- Making Sense of Primary Sources
- Understanding Context and Point of View
- Sequencing, Categorizing, Identifying Cause-and-Effect Relationships
- Drawing Inferences and Conclusions