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(K-12) Integrating CCRS and Literacy K-12 is a Course

(K-12) Integrating CCRS and Literacy K-12

Ended Dec 24, 2016

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Full course description

Course Date:

Starts Aug 22, 2016




2 hrs/week



Course Type:



Badge, Certificate


The goal of the College and Career Ready Standards (CCRS) is to ensure that all students are college and career ready when they graduate from high school. Students must be able to read, write, speak, listen, and use language effectively in all content areas. This means all teachers are now teachers of literacy. Integrating literacy to meet standards can be challenging. In this Exploration, you will have the support and the opportunity to exchange ideas with colleagues as you integrate strategies for teaching reading and writing into your curriculum. You will use some of the tools from the Literacy Design Collaborative to incorporate the CCRS literacy standards.


In this Exploration, you’ll use some of the tools from the Literacy Design Collaborative (LDC) to incorporate the CCRS literacy standards. These tools will serve to introduce you to the model.

  • Plan/Prepare: Explore the template tasks and the LDC Writing Rubrics.
  • Teach/Assess: Help your students develop reading and/or writing strategies to support them in addressing the task. You will then use the task you have created within your instruction and assess student work using the LDC Rubric.
  • Analyze/Reflect: Discuss what worked in this process and how you might continue to use and learn more about the LDC tools as part of your teaching.

Course Instructors

Denise L Dennis

Denise L Dennis


Denise Dennis is an Associate Program Consultant at New Teacher Center, a national nonprofit dedicated to improving student learning by accelerating the effectiveness of teachers. A graduate of Flagler College Tallahassee and Florida State University, she has worked in the field of special education since 1994 and was previously involved in early childhood programs. She is certified in Elementary, K-12 Special Education, and Middle School with Reading, Autism, and ESOL endorsements.