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Disciplinary Literacy: Helping Secondary Students Access Content

Disciplinary Literacy: Helping Secondary Students Access Content

June 6, 2024


8:30 a.m.-3 p.m.




Middle and high school teachers will be provided literacy strategies to help ALL students access disciplinary content.

Date: June 6, 2024


8:30 a.m.-3 p.m.




$60 per participant from districts in the five-county service area; Comprehensive Package pricing: $6 per participant 

$80 per participant from all other schools;

Lunch is included

Learn more about the Comprehensive Package and see a list of participating districts here >

Prerequisites: None

CEUs: Teacher CEU

Relicensure requirement: Reading Preparation

Learning objectives:

  • Understand teachers' critical role in developing student literacy skills through their specific discipline.

  • Redefine and explore multiple text types that will support their students accessing the content within their discipline.

  • Identify and apply strategies for teaching background knowledge and vocabulary.


The MN READ Act has created urgency around reading instruction with the focus being primarily on K-3 learners. But what about middle and high school students? This workshop will give educators tools to help ALL students, not just those that struggle, to access content in ways that go beyond just reading the textbook.

About the leader:

Sourcewell literacy and AVID consultants Dr. Mary Jacobson, Shannon Rivard, and Nancy Bruns will lead this training.

Event Registration

Registration deadline: May 23, 2024

Check-in: 8 a.m.

Questions: education@sourcewell-mn.gov

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