Essential Practices for Disciplinary Literacy Instruction in the Secondary Classroom


Date: Tuesday, August 4, 2020 - Online via Zoom


Time: 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM (registration starts at 8:15 AM) 






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Registration is Free.


$10.00 Fee for SCECHs -Payment via Credit Card is required.


Registration is open through 7/31/2020 11:59 PM



This half-day institute is open to Intermediate School District consultants, institutions of higher education, and professional organizations that support mathematics, science, social studies, and English language arts instruction across Michigan. Learning will be facilitated by Disciplinary Literacy Task Force members and supported by lead researchers Dr. Elizabeth Moje and Dr. Darin Stockdill, to strengthen and bring coherence to the work occurring around literacy in secondary classrooms. Activities will be interactive within a virtual learning environment.


Goal #1: To experience disciplinary literacy instructional practice.


Goal #2: To understand the research that supports implementation of disciplinary literacy instructional practices in the secondary classroom.


Goal #3: To learn the history of and key messages for the MAISA-General Education Leadership Network's Essential Instructional Practices for Disciplinary Literacy in the Secondary Classroom Project.


Goal #4: To explore resources and implementation frames.


About Us

The MAISD is a strong regional education service agency serving the public schools of Muskegon and parts of Oceana, Ottawa, and Newaygo counties.

Our primary mission is to provide the leadership, programs, and services that enhance the success of everyone we serve and it is our vision to be the premier source for quality educational leadership, programs, and services.

Cancellation/Refund Policy

Cancellations must be made in writing to no later than seven (7) days prior to the start date of the workshop. Phone cancellations are not accepted. 'No shows' will be charged the full registration amount.

Inclement Weather Policy

In case of inclement weather, all events at the MAISD North Building will continue as scheduled unless the MAISD itself is closed. An announcement would be made through local media outlets, as well as the MAISD Facebook and the @MAISD Twitter, if the MAISD were to close due to weather.

In the event of a two-hour delay at the MAISD North Building:

  • Events beginning at 10:00 am or later will continue as scheduled.

  • Full-day events (those lasting at least five hours) scheduled to begin before 10:00 am will begin at 10:15 am.

  • Partial-day events beginning before 10:00 am will be canceled.

Exceptions to this policy will be communicated to participants via email at least 12 hours in advance of expected inclement weather.

Continuing Education

3.25 Professional Development Hours

3.25 SCECHs Available


Jenelle Williams, Ed.S joined the Leadership and School Improvement unit at Oakland Schools in 2017 following 18 years of experience in public schools at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. She has served as a classroom teacher, IB Middle Years Programme Coordinator, teacher leader, and educational technology coach. An IB Educator since 2013, Jenelle leads professional development workshops for coordinators and building leaders in IB World Schools. She holds an Education Specialist in Leadership degree and a Master’s degree in Reading and Language Arts through Oakland University. Jenelle is passionate about supporting teachers, building leaders, and central office administrators in the area of secondary literacy, and she is especially excited to be able to support Michigan’s work around disciplinary literacy through her role as Co-Chair of the Disciplinary Literacy Task Force.

Elizabeth Birr Moje, Ph.D, is dean for the School of Education at the University of Michigan, the George Herbert Mead Collegiate Professor of Education, and an Arthur F. Thurnau Professor in the School of Education. She is also a faculty associate in the Institute for Social Research and in the Latino/a Studies program. Moje began her career teaching history, biology, and drama at high schools in Colorado and Michigan. In her current research and community engagement work, Moje uses an array of methods to study and support young people’s literacy learning in Detroit, Michigan.

Darin Stockdill, PhD, has over 25 years of experience as an educator and has been a secondary English and Social Studies teacher, an education researcher, a teacher educator, and a curriculum developer. As the Instructional and Program Design Coordinator for at the Center for Education Design, Evaluation, and Research (CEDER) at the University of Michigan, Darin manages a range of instructional design projects and collaborates with other educators to design innovative learning experiences and resources.

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