TASC Transition Curriculum: Workshop 15

What do a cheetah, Audi commercial, and air have in common? They're all topics of an engaging inquiry-based, hands-on workshop for educators about background knowledge, reading strategies, the CER model, and argumentative writing. The final workshop in a series of 15 asks participants to examine their practice in terms of what they have learned.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Have educators share their successes with the CER model in a variety of contexts to generate creativity and inspiration among attendees 
  • Create a formal follow-up plan
Classroom Considerations

  • Consider beginning the workshop with an icebreaker to encourage participation 
Pros

  • Clear learning objectives 
  • Embeds professional development in an instructional simulation of a classroom
Cons

  • Some of the links to resources are missing