ELA - Secondary

Sessions are organized by audience.  Please scroll down to find the session that matches your assignment. There is no need to register, simply join the relevant session at the appropriate time.  The only exception to this is content areas who are requesting that teachers select choice sessions.  If this applies to you, you will receive an email from your content office. If your assigned sessions are not full day please feel free to visit the All Staff link on the Professional Study Day homepage to access optional synchronous or asynchronous sessions.

Audience:  Grade 6 ELA Teachers

Session Title: Grade 6 ELA

Description: Participants will review updates and revisions made to the Grade 6 ELA curriculum.

Time: 11:05 am – 12:05 pm

How to Join: The join link will be sent via email by the sponsoring office.

Questions? Reach out to Beth Reed, Specialist, Office of ELA (breed2@bcps.org)

 

Audience:  Grade 6GT/AA ELA Teachers

Session Title: Grade 6GT/AA ELA

Description: Participants will review updates and revisions made to the Grade 6GT ELA curriculum.

Time: 11:05 am – 12:05 pm

How to Join: The join link will be sent via email by the sponsoring office.

Questions? Reach out to Beth Reed, Specialist, Office of ELA (breed2@bcps.org)

 

Audience:  Grade 7 ELA Teachers

Session Title: Grade 7 ELA

Description: Participants will review updates and revisions made to the Grade 7 ELA curriculum.

Time: 11:05 am – 12:05 pm

How to Join: Click HERE to join.

Questions? Reach out to Beth Reed, Specialist, Office of ELA (breed2@bcps.org)

 

Audience:  Grade 7 GT/AA ELA Teachers

Session Title: Grade 7 GT/AA ELA

Description: Participants will review updates and revisions made to the Grade 7 ELA curriculum.

Time: 11:05 am – 12:05 pm

How to Join: Click HERE to join.

Questions? Reach out to Beth Reed, Specialist, Office of ELA (breed2@bcps.org)

 

Audience:  Grade 8 ELA Teachers

Session Title: Grade 8 ELA

Description: Participants will review updates and revisions made to the Grade 8 curriculum.

Time: 11:05 am – 12:05 pm

How to Join: Click HERE to join.

Questions? Reach out to Beth Reed, Specialist, Office of ELA (breed2@bcps.org)

 

Audience:  Grade 8 GT/AA ELA Teachers

Session Title: Grade 8 GT/AA ELA

Description: Participants will review updates and revisions made to the Grade 8 GT/AA curriculum.

Time: 11:05 am – 12:05 pm

How to Join: Click HERE to join.

Questions? Reach out to Beth Reed, Specialist, Office of ELA (breed2@bcps.org)

 

Audience:  Grade 9 ELA Teachers

Session Title: Grade 9 ELA (Standard/Honors)

Description: Participants will review updates and revisions made to the Grade 9 curriculum.

Time: 11:05 am – 12:05 pm

How to Join: Click HERE to join.

Questions? Reach out to Beth Reed, Specialist, Office of ELA (breed2@bcps.org)

 

Audience:  Grade 9 GT/AA ELA Teachers

Session Title: Grade 9 GT/AA ELA

Description: Participants will review updates and revisions made to the Grade 9 GT/AA curriculum.

Time: 11:05 am – 12:05 pm

How to Join: Click HERE to join.

Questions? Reach out to Beth Reed, Specialist, Office of ELA (breed2@bcps.org)

 

Audience:  Grade 10 ELA Teachers

Session Title: Grade 10 ELA (Standard/Honors)

Description: Participants will review updates and revisions made to the Grade 10 curriculum.

Time: 11:05 am – 12:05 pm

How to Join: Click HERE to join.

Questions? Reach out to Beth Reed, Specialist, Office of ELA (breed2@bcps.org)

 

Audience:  Grade 10 GT/AA ELA Teachers

Session Title: Grade 10 GT/AA ELA

Description: Participants will review updates and revisions made to the Grade 10 GT/AA curriculum.

Time: 11:05 am – 12:05 pm

How to Join: Click HERE to join.

Questions? Reach out to Beth Reed, Specialist, Office of ELA (breed2@bcps.org)

 

Audience:  Grade 11 ELA Teachers

Session Title: Grade 11 ELA

Description: Participants will review updates and revisions made to the Grade 11 curriculum.

Time: 11:05 am – 12:05 pm

How to Join: The join link will be sent via email by the sponsoring office.

Questions? Reach out to Beth Reed, Specialist, Office of ELA (breed2@bcps.org)

 

Audience:  Grade 12 ELA Teachers

Session Title: Grade 12 ELA

Description: Participants will review updates and revisions made to the Grade 12 curriculum.

Time: 11:05 am – 12:05 pm

How to Join: The join link will be sent via email by the sponsoring office.

Questions? Reach out to Beth Reed, Specialist, Office of ELA (breed2@bcps.org)

 

Audience:  AP Lit. & Lang. Teachers

Session Title: AP Lit. & Lang.

Description: Participants will engage in discourse to share effective practice in AP Lit. & Lang. classrooms.

Time: 11:05 am – 12:05 pm

How to Join: The join link will be sent via email by the sponsoring office.

Questions? Reach out to Beth Reed, Specialist, Office of ELA (breed2@bcps.org)

 

Audience:  Middle School Theatre Teachers

Session Title: Middle School Theatre

Description: Participants will engage in discourse to share materials and strategies to support the MS Theatre elective.

Time: 11:05 am – 12:05 pm

How to Join: The join link will be sent via email by the sponsoring office.

Questions? Reach out to Beth Reed, Specialist, Office of ELA (breed2@bcps.org)

 

Audience:  High School Theatre Teachers

Session Title: High School Theatre

Description: Participants will engage in discourse to share materials and strategies to support the High School Theatre elective sequence.

Time: 11:05 am – 12:05 pm

How to Join: The join link will be sent via email by the sponsoring office.

Questions? Reach out to Beth Reed, Specialist, Office of ELA (breed2@bcps.org)

 

Audience:  Reading and Reading Intervention Teachers

Session Title: Reading

Description: Participants will review updates and revisions to the reading and reading intervention curriculum including Read 180/System 44, iLit, Reading Research, Just Words, and Reading Intervention.

Time: 11:05 am – 12:05 pm

How to Join: The join link will be sent via email by the sponsoring office.

Questions? Reach out to Beth Reed, Specialist, Office of ELA (breed2@bcps.org)

 

Audience:  Secondary ELA Teachers

Session Title: Using Schoology Data for Responsive Instruction (TLF Strand: Responsive Instruction)

Description: Participants will gain insight into using periodic assessment data analysis to drive responsive instruction in preparation for MCAP.

Time: 10:00 am – 11:00 am

How to Join: The join link will be sent via email by the sponsoring office.

Questions? Reach out to Beth Reed, Specialist, Office of ELA (breed2@bcps.org)

 

Audience:  All Content Teachers

Session Title: Hexagonal Thinking (TLF Strand: Culturally Relevant Pedagogy)

Description: Participants will explore hexagonal thinking as a discussion technique that will invite students to think critically and make individualized connections to content.

Time: 10:00 am – 11:00 am

How to Join: Click HERE to join.

Questions? Reach out to Beth Reed, Specialist, Office of ELA (breed2@bcps.org)

 

Audience:  Middle School ELA Teachers

Session Title: Creating a Safe and Welcoming English Classroom for All (TLF Strand: Responsive Instruction)

Description: Participants will explore ways to create a classroom community that welcomes all, including establishing a warm, inclusive environment from the first days of school, the use of gender-inclusive language, and growing as a "warm demander."

Time: 10:00 am – 11:00 am

How to Join: Click HERE to join.

Questions? Reach out to Beth Reed, Specialist, Office of ELA (breed2@bcps.org)

 

Audience:  Secondary ELA Teachers

Session Title: Using Graphic Novels as a Tool to Empower Students’ Critical Thinking (TLF Strand: High Expectations)

Description: Participants will explore how the craft of graphic novels inspires transmediation in readers, and how analyzing these combinations of text and image align with Muhammad's elements of culturally and historically responsive literacy.

Time: 10:00 am – 11:00 am

How to Join: Click HERE to join.

Questions? Reach out to Beth Reed, Specialist, Office of ELA (breed2@bcps.org)

 

Audience:  All Content Teachers

Session Title: Atomic Habits: Creating Lasting and Manageable Habits for the Classroom and Beyond (TLF Strand: High Expectations)

Description: Participants will discuss strategies from the book Atomic Habits to implement goal setting in the classroom.

Time: 10:00 am – 11:00 am

How to Join: The join link will be sent via email by the sponsoring office.

Questions? Reach out to Beth Reed, Specialist, Office of ELA (breed2@bcps.org)

 

Audience:  Secondary ELA Teachers

Session Title: Incorporating Current Culture into the ELA Curriculum (TLF Strand: Culturally Relevant Pedagogy)

Description: Participants will discuss methods for incorporating current social, political, and cultural topics to address multiple standards.

Time: 10:00 am – 11:00 am

How to Join: The join link will be sent via email by the sponsoring office.

Questions? Reach out to Beth Reed, Specialist, Office of ELA (breed2@bcps.org)

 

Audience:  Secondary ELA Teachers

Session Title: Empowering Students Through Writing (TLF Strand: Culturally Relevant Pedagogy)

Description: Participants will learn new ways to empower students to tell their stories and share their personal journeys through writing choice and writing reflection.

Time: 10:00 am – 11:00 am

How to Join: Click HERE to join.

Questions? Reach out to Beth Reed, Specialist, Office of ELA (breed2@bcps.org)

 

Audience:  Secondary ELA Teachers

Session Title: Accelerating Lessons for Special Education and ESOL Students (TLF Strand: Equitable Access)

Description: Participants will examine methods to adapt and modify ELA lessons by applying an equity lens to meet the needs of ALL students in their classroom.

Time: 10:00 am – 11:00 am

How to Join: The join link will be sent via email by the sponsoring office.

Questions? Reach out to Beth Reed, Specialist, Office of ELA (breed2@bcps.org)

 

Audience:  All Content Teachers

Session Title: The Warm Demander - Using High Expectations to Empower Students (TLF Strand: High Expectations)

Description: Participants will explore strategies for maintaining high expectations through the lens of the “Warm Demander” framework.

Time: 10:00 am – 11:00 am

How to Join: Click HERE to join.

Questions? Reach out to Beth Reed, Specialist, Office of ELA (breed2@bcps.org)

 

Audience:  Secondary Theatre Teachers

Session Title: Using Theatre to Empower Students (TLF Strand: Culturally Relevant Pedagogy)

Description: Participants will engage in a lesson on teaching students how to use theatre as a tool for self-empowerment and social change.

Time: 10:00 am – 11:00 am

How to Join: The join link will be sent via email by the sponsoring office.

Questions? Reach out to Beth Reed, Specialist, Office of ELA (breed2@bcps.org)

 

Audience:  Secondary ELA Teachers

Session Title: Student Created Literature & Building Relationships (TLF Strand: Responsive Instruction)

Description: Participants will address texts, classical and “modern,” that shift negative stereotypes of race, ethnicity, and culture to positive interactions by engaging with content that allows for critical thinking and analytical writing.

Time: 10:00 am – 11:00 am

How to Join: The join link will be sent via email by the sponsoring office.

Questions? Reach out to Beth Reed, Specialist, Office of ELA (breed2@bcps.org)

 

Audience:  Secondary ELA Teachers

Session Title: Empowering Students with Poetry (TLF Strand: High Expectations)

Description: Participants will learn how poetry can be used as a vehicle for challenging racial injustice, building community, and developing student confidence.

Time: 10:00 am – 11:00 am

How to Join: The join link will be sent via email by the sponsoring office.

Questions? Reach out to Beth Reed, Specialist, Office of ELA (breed2@bcps.org)

 

Audience:  Secondary ELA Teachers

Session Title: Using Writing Workshop as a Tool for Rigor (TLF Strand: High Expectations)

Description: Participants will explore ways to use writing workshop to facilitate rigorous and relevant writing instruction.

Time: 10:00 am – 11:00 am

How to Join: The join link will be sent via email by the sponsoring office.

Questions? Reach out to Beth Reed, Specialist, Office of ELA (breed2@bcps.org)

 

Audience:  Secondary ELA Teachers

Session Title: Choosing Books to Reflect Lived Experiences (TLF Strand: Culturally Relevant Pedagogy)

Description: Participants will develop an understanding of the ACE (Adverse Childhood Experiences) framework for making literary choices and how this can support students when coping with experiences in their own lives.

Time: 10:00 am – 11:00 am

How to Join: The join link will be sent via email by the sponsoring office.

Questions? Reach out to Beth Reed, Specialist, Office of ELA (breed2@bcps.org)

 

Audience:  Secondary Reading Teachers

Session Title: Modeling Organizational Strategies to Empower Students in the Inclusion Classroom (TLF Strand: Equitable Access)

Description: Participants will develop an understanding of how to model high expectations for ALL students and hold them accountable for meeting these expectations through equitable access to materials, instruction, feedback, and SEL supports.

Time: 10:00 am – 11:00 am

How to Join: The join link will be sent via email by the sponsoring office.

Questions? Reach out to Beth Reed, Specialist, Office of ELA (breed2@bcps.org)

 

Audience:  First and Second Year ELA Department Chairs

Session Title: Leadership Workshop for New ELA Department Chairs (TLF Strand: High Expectations)

Description: New (first and second year) DCs will unpack the various roles of this position and prepare to lead their departments effectively.

Time: 10:00 am – 11:00 am

How to Join: The join link will be sent via email by the sponsoring office.

Questions? Reach out to Beth Reed, Specialist, Office of ELA (breed2@bcps.org)

 

Audience:  All Content Teachers

Session Title: Empowering Students Through Word Study Using Vocabulary.com (TLF Strand: High Expectations)

Description: Participants will develop an understanding of how to engage students in vocabulary study using the online platform vocabulary.com 

Time: 10:00 am – 11:00 am

How to Join: The join link will be sent via email by the sponsoring office.

Questions? Reach out to Beth Reed, Specialist, Office of ELA (breed2@bcps.org)

 

Audience:  All Content Teachers

Session Title: Using Discovery Ed Tools and Resources for Responsive Instruction (TLF Strand: Responsive Instruction)

Description: Participants will develop an understanding of the tools and resources available on Discovery Ed to support planning for accelerated learning. 

Time: 10:00 am – 11:00 am, 11:05 am – 12:05 pm, and 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

How to Join: Session 1: Click HERE to join. Session 2: Click HERE to join. Session 3: Click HERE to join.

Questions? Reach out to Beth Reed, Specialist, Office of ELA (breed2@bcps.org)

 

Audience:  Secondary ELA teachers

Session Title: "I Might Not Be the Best Reader, but I Can Think!" Facilitating Equitable Access to Success Through Assistive Technology (TLF Strand: Equitable Access)

Description: Participants will explore tools for teaching secondary students how to use assistive technology to access grade-level curriculum and demonstrate understanding to the best of their ability. *Note: Chromebooks are featured in this session. Participants may want to ensure access to a Chromebook during this presentation.

Time: 10:00 am – 11:00 am

How to Join: The join link will be sent via email by the sponsoring office.

Questions? Reach out to Beth Reed, Specialist, Office of ELA (breed2@bcps.org)

 

Audience:  Secondary ELA Teachers

Session Title: Effective Vocabulary Instruction (TLF Strand: High Expectations)

Description: Participants will learn strategies to explicitly teach word learning.

Time: 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm (asynchronous)

How to Join: The join link will be sent via email by the sponsoring office.

Questions? Reach out to Beth Reed, Specialist, Office of ELA (breed2@bcps.org)

 

Audience:  Secondary ELA Teachers

Session Title: Whole Novels in ELA Classrooms (TLF Strand: Culturally Relevant Pedagogy)

Description: Participants will explore resources to engage students using the Whole Novels Approach.

Time: 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm (asynchronous)

How to Join: The join link will be sent via email by the sponsoring office.

Questions? Reach out to Beth Reed, Specialist, Office of ELA (breed2@bcps.org)

 

Audience:  AP Literature and AP Language and Composition Teachers

Session Title: Elevating Rigor in the AP Classroom (TLF Strand: High Expectations)

Description: Participants will explore resources to elevate rigor and relevance in AP classes.

Time: 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm (asynchronous)

How to Join: The join link will be sent via email by the sponsoring office.

Questions? Reach out to Beth Reed, Specialist, Office of ELA (breed2@bcps.org)

 

Audience:  Secondary ELA Teachers

Session Title: Elevating Student Voice Through Poetry (TLF Strand: Culturally Relevant Pedagogy)

Description: Participants will explore strategies that can be implemented with students to engage them in the art of poetry.

Time: 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm (asynchronous)

How to Join: The join link will be sent via email by the sponsoring office.

Questions? Reach out to Beth Reed, Specialist, Office of ELA (breed2@bcps.org)

 

Audience:  Secondary ELA Teachers

Session Title: Culturally Relevant Pedagogy: Examining Representation (TLF Strand: Culturally Relevant Pedagogy)

Description: Participants will learn how to engage students through representation in educational materials.

Time: 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm (asynchronous)

How to Join: The join link will be sent via email by the sponsoring office.

Questions? Reach out to Beth Reed, Specialist, Office of ELA (breed2@bcps.org)

 

Audience:  Secondary ELA Teachers

Session Title: Vulnerability in the ELA Classroom: How to Build Community, Common Struggle, and Courage in Our Practice (TLF Strand: Responsive Instruction)

Description: Participants will reflect on their instruction and pedagogy by examining classroom power dynamics and taking action to foster stronger classroom communities.

Time: 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm (asynchronous)

How to Join: The join link will be sent via email by the sponsoring office.

Questions? Reach out to Beth Reed, Specialist, Office of ELA (breed2@bcps.org)

 

Audience:  All Content Teachers

Session Title: Creating Lessons that Empower Voice and Connect to Student Experience (TLF Strand: Culturally Relevant Pedagogy)

Description: Participants will explore lessons, assignments, and resulting student work that center student experiences.

Time: 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm (asynchronous)

How to Join: The join link will be sent via email by the sponsoring office.

Questions? Reach out to Beth Reed, Specialist, Office of ELA (breed2@bcps.org)

 

Audience:  Secondary ELA Teachers

Session Title: SAT Evidence-Based Writing Subtest: Resources for Responsive Instruction (TLF Strand: Responsive Instruction)

Description: Participants will explore the SAT Writing and Language subtest in order to create diagnostics and locate individualized resources for responsive instruction

Time: 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm (asynchronous)

How to Join: The join link will be sent via email by the sponsoring office.

Questions? Reach out to Beth Reed, Specialist, Office of ELA (breed2@bcps.org)

 

Audience:  Secondary ELA Teachers

Session Title: Building Reading Stamina (TLF Strand: High Expectations)

Description: Participants will learn how to build students’ abilities to read longer and more complex text over time.

Time: 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm (asynchronous)

How to Join: The join link will be sent via email by the sponsoring office.

Questions? Reach out to Beth Reed, Specialist, Office of ELA (breed2@bcps.org)

 

Audience:  All Content Teachers

Session Title: HyperDocs and the 5Es Instructional Model (TLF Strand: Responsive Instruction)

Description: Participants will learn how to build HyperDocs using curriculum resources to create engaging, interactive, and self-paced lessons.

Time: 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm (asynchronous)

How to Join: The join link will be sent via email by the sponsoring office.

Questions? Reach out to Beth Reed, Specialist, Office of ELA (breed2@bcps.org)

 

Audience:  Secondary ELA Teachers

Session Title: AVID Strategies in the ELA Classroom (TLF Strand: Equitable Access)

Description: Participants will explore QTEL strategies to build equitable classrooms for English Language Learners.

Time: 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm (asynchronous)

How to Join: The join link will be sent via email by the sponsoring office.

Questions? Reach out to Beth Reed, Specialist, Office of ELA (breed2@bcps.org)

 

Audience:  Secondary ELA Teachers

Session Title: Responsive Instruction to Accelerate All Learners (TLF Strand: Responsive Instruction)

Description: Participants will self-identify their knowledge and experience with responsive instruction and explore pathways to learn more.

Time: 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm (asynchronous)

How to Join: The join link will be sent via email by the sponsoring office.

Questions? Reach out to Beth Reed, Specialist, Office of ELA (breed2@bcps.org)

 

Audience:  Secondary ELA Teachers

Session Title: Reading Apprenticeship in the ELA Classroom (TLF Strand: High Expectations)

Description: Participants will learn about the Reading Apprenticeship Framework to reimagine literacy practices.

Time: 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm (asynchronous)

How to Join: The join link will be sent via email by the sponsoring office.

Questions? Reach out to Beth Reed, Specialist, Office of ELA (breed2@bcps.org)

 

Audience:  All Content Teachers

Session Title: Using Consistent Lesson Structure to Empower Students to Build Accountability (TLF Strand: High Expectations

Description: Participants will explore routines and procedures that foster intrinsic motivation and engage students.

Time: 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm (asynchronous)

How to Join: The join link will be sent via email by the sponsoring office.

Questions? Reach out to Beth Reed, Specialist, Office of ELA (breed2@bcps.org)

 

Audience:  GT/AP Classroom Teachers

Session Title: Differentiation for the Secondary GT/AP Classroom (TLF Strand: High Expectations)

Description: Participants will be introduced to ways of using differentiation to empower students enrolled in GT/AP classes.

Time: 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm (asynchronous)

How to Join: The join link will be sent via email by the sponsoring office.

Questions? Reach out to Beth Reed, Specialist, Office of ELA (breed2@bcps.org)

 

Audience:  Secondary ELA Teachers

Session Title: Poetry Out Loud (TLF Strand: Equitable Access)

Description: Participants will learn how to modify and extend the Poetry Out Loud initiative to fit all learners and all levels in the classroom.

Time: 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm (asynchronous)

How to Join: The join link will be sent via email by the sponsoring office.

Questions? Reach out to Beth Reed, Specialist, Office of ELA (breed2@bcps.org)

 

Audience: Secondary ELA Teachers

Session Title: Blended Learning in the ELA Classroom (TLF Strand: High Expectations)

Description: Participants will determine when and how to incorporate technology as a way to extend and enhance lesson design and engage students.

Time: 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm (asynchronous)

How to Join: The join link will be sent via email by the sponsoring office.

Questions? Reach out to Beth Reed, Specialist, Office of ELA (breed2@bcps.org)

 

Audience:  All Content Teachers

Session Title: Scoring Writing Across Disciplines (TLF Strand: Responsive Instruction)

Description: Participants will explore strategies and methods adopted by a community of teachers that create a common language for students to improve and unpack their writing.

Time: 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm (asynchronous)

How to Join: The join link will be sent via email by the sponsoring office.

Questions? Reach out to Beth Reed, Specialist, Office of ELA (breed2@bcps.org)

 

Audience:  Secondary ELA Teachers

Session Title: Teaching with Handrails- Providing Student Support to Allow Educational Risk-Taking (TLF Strand: Culturally Relevant Pedagogy)

Description: Participants will learn how to modify and adapt curriculum resources to make lessons culturally relevant and engaging.

Time: 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm (asynchronous)

How to Join: The join link will be sent via email by the sponsoring office.

Questions? Reach out to Beth Reed, Specialist, Office of ELA (breed2@bcps.org)

 

Audience:  Secondary ELA and Reading Teachers

Session Title: The Power of Collaboration: How Library Media Services Can Support Literacy and More! (TLF Strand: Equitable Access

Description: Participants will explore all the library media services in their schools have to offer and discover ways to strengthen their partnerships with library media specialists to support literacy in ELA and Reading classes.

Time: 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm (asynchronous)

How to Join: The join link will be sent via email by the sponsoring office.

Questions? Reach out to Beth Reed, Specialist, Office of ELA (breed2@bcps.org)