About OER Project Skills Clinics
OER Project Skills Clinics are collaborative sessions for teachers looking for a deeper dive into a particular skill. Let the learning experts at OER Project guide you through concepts and tools that you’ll be ready to use in your classroom right away.
Each session will be impactful as a standalone, but we also encourage you to follow the Skills Clinic series throughout the year. The insights from these sessions will build on one another, providing you with a complete and intensive professional development experience!
Session 1: Strengthening the Reading Muscle – September 27, 2022, 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. PT
Non-fiction reading is challenging for many students even though informational texts and topics are some of the first things introduced to them in school. Why is this the case? How do we support our learners as they grapple with challenging primary sources, complex discipline specific vocabulary, and topics that seem far removed from their lives? This session offers teachers a solution and a scaffold to support readers as they strengthen their abilities and dig deep into the mysteries of history.