Disciplinary Literacy Network


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Registration Closed.
Last Date to Register: 12/20/2022 12:01 AM
Last Date to Cancel: 10/18/2022 12:01 AM
Agency: CESA 2
Agency Contact: Ruslana Westerlund
Agency Assistant: Kayla Barr 262-473-1473
Location: Zoom Link
Facility: Web Link
10/21/2022 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
11/18/2022 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
12/16/2022 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
1/20/2023 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
3/17/2023 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
4/21/2023 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
5/12/2023 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Price: $200.00







Network, Learn, and Share Around the Topic of Disciplinary Literacy

Dates & Times: October 21, November 18, December 16, 2022, January 20,  March 17, April 21, May 12, 2023, 1-3 pm Central Time

Description: Disciplinary Literacy is more than reading in the disciplines. It is the specific way of knowing, reasoning, reading, writing, doing, believing, and communicating by members of a particular discipline. The Disciplinary Literacy Network will provide a space for educators and instructional leaders to network, learn from each other, share resources and tools around the topic of disciplinary literacy.

Cost: $200

Presenters: Ruslana Westerlund and Kim Stieber-White


About the Presenters:

Ruslana Westerlund, Ed.D., is a Ukrainian-born educational consultant at CESA 2 specializing in using the WIDA Standards for equity through rigorous and culturally relevant teaching, providing access to disciplinary genres for all students, and designing equitable instructional practices for English Learners. She is driven by the vision to transform schools where all teachers are equipped with the knowledge to meet the needs of English Learners at both systems and classroom levels. Her unique area of expertise and research is writing in the disciplines through an apprenticeship pedagogy called the Teaching and Learning Cycle.





Kim Stieber-White joins CESA 2 with deep knowledge and experience in Social Justice, Technology and Literacy.  Her experience in schools spans urban, suburban, and rural settings and includes classroom English Language Arts, Reading Specialist, Library Media Specialist, Technology Integrator, and Instructional Coach.  Kim is in the process of completing a PhD in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis with a focus on Literacy and Equity.  



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