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But I'm Not an English Teacher! is a Course

But I'm Not an English Teacher!

May 23 - May 31, 2018
7.0 credits

$100 Enroll

Full course description

This course will focus on how content-area teachers can successfully incorporate reading and writing into their disciplines.  

In session one, participants will learn how to enhance disciplinary reading within their classrooms. This course will dive into strategies for close reading and how to guide students to become independent readers of discipline-based text. Participants will engage with text as well as recreate a text-based lesson from their own classrooms.

In session two, participants will learn how to create a space for the writing process within the disciplines. Participants will learn about the forms of writing and the characteristics of each form. We will discuss effective routines for engaging students in the writing process, including using mentor texts, generating topics, and conferencing. In addition, this course will address how to assess both the writing and the content. Applying the principles of backward design, participants will plan a writing lesson for their content-area course. 

This professional development course aligns to the CPS Framework for Teaching components 1a, 1b, 1d, 1e, 3b, 3c, 3d, 4a, and 4d.


*Participants should bring a laptop and a copy of a text they teach.


Instructor: Shelli Shadday

Course Date: 5/23 and 5/30/2018

Course Time: 5:00 - 8:30 PM

Location: CTUF Quest Center, 1901 W. Carroll Ave., Chicago, IL 60612
Free Parking Available

Registering with Quest Center Online for the first time? 
Please register with a non-cps email address. You will also need your IEIN number. 

Below is the link to obtain your Illinois Educator Identification Number (IEIN#), which is now required by ISBE to award any professional development hours to any individual taking professional development for recertification credits.

Type this link in your browser. http://www.isbe.net Then click on Teacher then click on Log into ELIS then click on Educator Access and login to obtain your IEIN#.  

In order to receive any credit, participants must be in attendance for the entire offering.
No refunds will be issued unless the offering is canceled by CTUF Quest Center.