Be Transparent

3CSN is proud to invite California college and university educators to participate in sustained work to transform their learning environments using the Reading Apprenticeship framework as a focus.
  • When educators work to make the invisible “insider” moves of their disciplines/ domains visible through intentionally designed lessons featuring metacognitive conversation, all students are better supported to participate and persist.
  • If educators across disciplines, domains, and levels use a common framework to redesign their learning environments, more inclusive collaborations will be supported.
Participants will:

  • Build a supportive community of practitioners focused on improving their practice
  • Gain experience identifying and leveraging their own expertise reading the texts of their discipline/ domain, in order to better support students’ disciplinary reading and problem solving
  • Plan, execute, and reflect on plans to engage students in metacognitive inquiry

Be Transparent : Design for Learning and Design for Equity with Reading Apprenticeship (Introductory Series)

RSVP for Series of Four Workshops HERE

  • Friday, September 27, 12:00-2:00pm: Situating Reading Apprenticeship in the science of how learning works
  • Friday, October 4, 12:00-2:00pm: Why Metacognitive Conversation?
  • Friday, October 25, 12:00-2:00pm: Reading Apprenticeship as Equity Pedagogy
  • Friday, November 1, 12:00-2:00pm: Making it Real: Planning to integrate Reading Apprenticeship

Be Transparent in Assignment Design: Transforming Learning Modules you Like into Modules You Love 

RSVP for Workshop HERE

In this face to face workshop designed for all disciplines, we'll take learning units that we already like - good readings, solid assignments - and RA-ify them to bring students to even deeper levels of reading, writing, and critical thinking. Using Reading Apprenticeship consultation protocols, we'll work together in small groups to celebrate our current successes and determine where and how we can deepen learning. Along with the Reading Apprenticeship routines and framework, we will draw on each other’s knowledge and experience to compound the effectiveness of already good work. Please bring an outline of your unit/module to share and work from, including text titles and culminating assignment (if applicable).

  • Friday, October 18, 11:00am-1:30pm (lunch included), College of Alameda, Room L234

Be Transparent in Composition Classes: Integrated Reading and Writing Community of Practice Zooms

RSVP for Zoom Workshop HERE

You are warmly invited to join your colleagues this fall in Zoom conversations that inquire into Reading Apprenticeship's central presence in integrated reading and writing classes across the state. We will inquire together, sharing and analyzing curricular artifacts and professional readings that illustrate how various community colleges, English and ESL departments and individual instructors are integrating the Reading Apprenticeship as an Equity framework into their composition classes.

  • Tuesday October 15, 3-4:30pm
  • Friday, October 18, 1:30-3:00pm
  • Thursday, November 14, 3-4:30pm
  • Friday, November 15, 1:30-3:00pm

Be Transparent in Student Services:  Getting Them There: Building Student Navigational Capital  

RSVP for Zoom Workshop HERE

Join us in building our network of Reading Apprenticeship practitioners in student services to explore how this dynamic framework can enrich student interactions across campus including at counters, advisement centers, and graduation evaluations. Balancing the social, personal, cognitive and knowledge building dimensions of learning, we can create a welcoming environment and at the same time support critical thinking, navigational capital, and retention. 

  • Friday, October 25, 10:30am-12:00pm

Be Transparent in Supporting English Language Learners:  I have ELLs in my class and I’m not an ESL teacher. Now what?

RSVP for Zoom Workshop SERIES (4 sessions)  HERE

With the implementation of AB705 and increase of ELLs in cal states, more professors are seeing a rise in the number of English language learners, known as multilingual learners in increasingly rigorous courses. This can be intimidating and create concerns about success rates and how to support these learners. This four session series will create a path for professors to support these learners strategically using metacognitive conversation as a tool to know these students and increase the quality of course engagement.

  • Friday, October 18, 12:15-2:15pm
  • Friday, November 8, 12:15-2:15pm
  • Friday, December 13, 12:15-2:15pm
  • Friday, January 10, 12:15-2:15pm

Be Supported in Learning Assistance

RSVP for Zoom Workshop SERIES (3 sessions)  HERE

This fall 2019, join us in building our network of practitioners dedicated to improving learning strategies and metacognition within the learning assistance domain. In this four-part series, learning assistance professionals from across California will share successful practices within their learning assistance centers. Participants will be invited to engage in a one-hour Zoom conference that will focus on both theory and application. There will be a focus on both how to train peer educators and how peer educators can apply these concepts when working with students. This series is designed for peer educators (SI Leaders, embedded tutors, general tutors, etc.) as well as faculty and staff who train peer educators.

Topics and dates are below:

  • Wednesday, September 25, 4:00-5:00pm: Metacognition and KWL - This session will explore how to introduce “metacognition” to peer educators; the session will also demonstrate how to use the “KWL” (Know, Want to Know, Learned) strategy in a tutoring session.

  • Friday, October 25, 4:30-5:30pm: Using Think Alouds for Problem Solving in STEM - This session will introduce STEM learning assistance educators to Think Aloud Paired Problem Solving, a strategy useful for helping students become aware of their problem solving skills while building their confidence and ability to become independent learners.

  • Wednesday, November 6, 4:00-5:00pm: Utilizing Personal Learner Histories in Tutor Training and Tutoring/SI Sessions - Learn how to utilize a Personal Learner History to connect peer educators’ own learning experiences with the challenges faced by the students they support. This session is open to peer educators and learning assistance professionals alike and will focus on best practices for tutor training and tutoring/Supplemental Instruction sessions.

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