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SEEC - Improving Academic Literacy (IAL) - Academic Vocabulary (Spring 2023) [Multi-Day Series]

January 24, 2023 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM (CST)



The project focuses on working with a team of "master teachers" from each school to combine research-based strategies with implementation, feedback, and coaching. 

Building administrators will invite master teachers based on their expertise, leadership abilities, and their willingness to be observed and give/receive feedback.


This 3 semester learning series covers three components with each one being a pre-requisite before advancing to the next component:

This 3-day series represents Part 1 of a 3-part series focusing on the following topics:

  1. PART 1: Student Engagement 
  2. PART 2: Academic Vocabulary (Pre-requisite: Student Engagement)
    1. Reflection, Review, Explicit Vocabulary Instruction
    2. Strategies for Explicit Vocabulary Instruction
    3. Online eWalks 
  3. PART 3: Critical Thinking & Comprehension (Pre-requisites: Student Engagement AND Academic Vocabulary)

The project's goals are to familiarize with and implement research-based literacy strategies that will increase student achievement for ALL learners.

DELIVERY: This MULTI-DAY professional learning series will be delivered in a HYBRID format with some sessions delivered face-to-face and others virtually. 

PRESENTER: Danette Brown & Keri Whipple

AUDIENCE: Instructional Coaches & Elementary - Secondary Teachers

CREDIT: 1 Graduate credit will be available through VCSU. 


Participants will choose one set of dates: 

Session 1 (select one date)Time Location
Option 1January 24th, 2023 (Jamestown)8:30 AM - 3:30 PM203 2nd Ave SE, Jamestown, ND 58401
Option 2January 31st, 2023 (Fargo)8:30 AM - 3:30 PM4351 17th Ave S, Fargo, ND 58103

Session 2 (select one date)Time 
Option 1March 21st, 2023 (Jamestown) 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM203 2nd Ave SE, Jamestown, ND 58401
Option 2March 22nd, 2023 (Fargo)8:00 AM - 3:30PM
801 9th St. E, West Fargo, ND 58078

Session 3 (select one date)Time 
Option 1May 1st, 2023TBD (2 hours)Online
Option 2May 2nd, 2023
TBD (2 hours)Online
Option 3May 3rd, 2023
TBD (2 hours)Online
Option 4May 4th, 2023
TBD (2 hours)Online 
Option 5 May 5th, 2023TBD (2 hours)Online


Multiple Locations & Virtual

Fargo Location: 

Session 1: Hilton Garden Inn (4351 17th Ave S, Fargo, ND 58103)

Session 2: West Fargo High School [Library] (801 9th St. E, West Fargo, ND 58078)

Jamestown Location: 

Jamestown Middle School [Thompson Room] (203 2nd Ave SE, Jamestown, ND 58401)


Price: $150 per participant

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