Expeditionary Learning G3-8 PD & Resource Library

This page houses our most essential resources in Grades 3-8 Expeditionary Learning to support you and/or your school’s continued improvement. Professional development resources are shared as a set of learning tracks, 2-4 week cycles of learning that contain slides, handouts, and resources ready to go for your cluster, ILT, or all-staff sessions.

Introduction to Engage: Expeditionary Learning, Grades 3-8

Learning Focus: Teachers will be able to:

  • Understand the structure and sequence of your curriculum
  • Plan appropriately and effectively to teach varied learners

Engage 101 3-5 ELA Presentation, Days 1-3

Engage 101 6-8 ELA Presentation, Days 1-3

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Complex Texts and Tasks

Learning Focus: Teachers will be able to:

  • Teachers will be able to determine how the Engage assessments and lessons support students in engaging with complex texts and tasks

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Conquering Complex Text With Active Vocabulary Strategies

Learning Focus: Teachers will be able to:

  • identify and flexibly employ effective vocabulary strategies to support vocabulary development

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Developing Vocabulary Through Purposeful, Strategic Conversations

Learning Focus: Teachers will be able to:

  • understand opportunities for strategic conversations presented by the curriculum; identify where teachers must extend and/or modify lessons to enhance strategic conversations

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