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Professional Development

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FC: THIS WAY | Content Enhancement | KU-CRL Professional Developer

1: Gail Ann Webb English Teacher Tazewell High School 627 East Fincastle Tazewell, VA 24651 253 Dial Rock Road North Tazewell, VA 24630 gailwebb@roadrunner.com gwebb@tazewell.k12.va.us Mentor: Dr. Ben Tickle

2: In 2010, our school embarked on a journey using the CLC framework for guiding the development of school-wide literacy. When my principal asked me to serve as building lead, I agreed.

3: We garnered support from teacher leaders, loaded ourselves in a van, and headed to James Madison University to begin professional development. All we knew was that we would be learning to use content enhancement routines and learning strategies to help our students.

4: Even though we were seasoned educators, we embraced the new approaches we learned. I felt a desire from the beginning to become a professional developer.

5: During the summer of 2010, my site leaders provided professional development using the FRAME content enhancement routine. The following year, I used the FRAME routine with fidelity in my classroom.

6: I made a floor rug explaining FRAME for the center of room 225. | I painting the FRAME mnemonic on ceiling tiles.

8: In 2011, following professional development, I co-constructed my first unit organizer with my tenth grade English students.

9: We began 2012 by co-constructing a unit organizer for the elements of drama.

11: The concept mastery routine was probably the most challenging, yet powerful, "concept" my students and I co-constructed in the fall of 2011.

12: Following professional development, I also implemented the concept mastery routine, the LINCing routine, the clarifying routine, and sentence writing strategies.

13: All tenth grade students are participating in sentence writing strategies this year. We started with fundamentals and we are now working on proficiency.

14: We are now assessing students' literacy at Tazewell High School using the MAP test.

15: Students and teachers are using content enhancement routines.

16: It was important for me to obtain approval from my supervisors before I applied to become a professional developer. I explained my desire to apply to the institute with our county superintendent and she agreed to support me in my endeavor.

19: My principal, Mr. B. Keith Hovis, pledged his support ( if I promised to read "Roll Tide" with prosody) | A

20: Dr. Ben Tickle graciously agreed to serve as my mentor.

21: My goal is to become a SIM Content Enhancement Routine Professional Developer. I hope to teach other educators to implement Content Enhancement Routines in their subject matter as they teach content to diverse classes of learners.

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