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Advancing Disciplinary Literacy

Advancing Disciplinary Literacy in Rural Schools (ADLRS) 2015 is being offered through a Wisconsin Educators Improving Teaching Quality grant awarded to FVWP, CESA 8 and the Clintonville School District. This program is an extension of work begun in 2013-14 for middle and high school teachers in rural districts.

This professional development program will focus on developing a collaborative, professional community of educators who are committed to improving their teaching, to aligning their teaching with Common Core Literacy Standards for Subject Area Classrooms and to inquiring about their own teaching practices. There are no fees required by the teacher participants or their districts as the work is fully funded through the grant. All participants will receive three graduate credits from UW Oshkosh.

For more information on the program schedule and the application procedures, go to: 2015-16 ADLRS


Oshkosh Area School District Writing Institute

FVWP, in partnership with the Oshkosh Area School District, is offering a two-week Summer Institute for K-12 teachers at Tipler Middle School.

This institute will be offered August 3-7 and 10-14. Participation fees are paid by the school and the institute may be taken for three University of Wisconsin Oshkosh graduate credits ($250/credit) to be paid by the individual teacher.

For more information, please see Lisa Weiss, FVWP Co-Director (lisa.weiss@oshkosh.k12.wi.us) or Nichole Ponzer, OASD Writing Institute Director (ponzern@mjsd.k12.wi.us).

Other FVWP teacher leaders who are facilitating this institute are Amy Sippert and Heather Zimmerman.


Embracing Informational Texts with Rigor in the ELA and Content-Area Classrooms

This institute will provide K-12 classroom teachers, reading specialists and instructional coaches with opportunities to improve their instruction in the reading and the production of informational texts.

Time will be spent both with experiences to build new learning and to plan for the use of informational texts in participants’ own contexts.

Cost is $300/teacher; check with your district to seek financial support.There is also the option to take this institute for one graduate credit from UW Oshkosh.

Facilitators are Robyn Bindrich, Kewaskum K-12 Literacy Coach and Paul Walter, Slinger Middle School ELA teacher; both are FVWP teacher leaders.

For further information about this offering, go to: 2015 Infotext Flyer