Classroom Field Experiences

Course Details

Classroom observations are some of the most valuable learning experiences. Yet there is no way you can see everything when visiting a live classroom. Our course allows you to virtually discover diverse field experiences and see instructional strategies that pique your interest, as well as learn about the art of teaching. Additionally, if you need a field experience that works with your schedule and accommodates for social distancing, Choice Literacy’s Classroom Field Experience course is the perfect fit!

Please Note: This course is FREE to Choice Literacy members with paid annual subscriptions, but you need to contact us first. To waive the registration fee, just contact us directly at this link and be sure to INCLUDE THE COURSE TITLE in your message as well as the email address for your paid membership. We will enroll you today!

The course is organized by topics and grade levels, including more than 15 unique field experiences. Each field experience includes 6-10 video observations and several companion articles to deepen your understanding of pedagogy and inspire reflective practice.

Elementary Literacy

Classroom Tours

General Routines in Workshop

Social-Emotional Learning in Reading and Writing Workshop 

Supporting English Learners in Literacy

Supporting Independent Reading, Choice, and Stamina

Small-Group Reading Instruction

Writers’ Notebooks

Kindergarten Writers

Adolescent Literacy

Book Talks to Empower Independent Reading

Picture Books and Older Students

Building a Reading Identity

Nonfiction Craft Moves to Teach Adolescent Writers

Content-Area Literacy

Social-Emotional Learning in Workshop

Whether you are a classroom teacher looking for inspiration, a preservice teacher hoping to see pedagogy in action, an instructional leader searching for top-notch models, or a professor striving to find rich observation opportunities, this course is for you. It is a collection of classroom field experiences curated by topics and grade levels. Included is a three-month Classic Classroom membership so you can explore your interests in depth.

Contributors of classroom videos for virtual fieldwork and print features  include

Ruth Ayres (author of Enticing Hard-to-Reach Writers [2017], Celebrating Writers, and Day by Day: Refining Writing Workshop through 180 Days of Reflective Practice),

Katherine Sokolowski (co-facilitator of The Nerdy Book Club and blogger at Read, Write, Reflect),

Stephanie Affinito (author of Literacy Coaching),

Jennifer Allen (author of Becoming a Literacy Leader),

Clare Landrigan and Tammy Mulligan (authors of Assessment in Perspective and It’s All About the Books),

Melanie Meehan (author of Every Child Can Write),

Cathy Mere (author of More Than Guided Reading),

Dana Murphy (longtime contributor to Two Writing Teachers),

Heather Rader (author of Side By Side: Short Takes on Best Practices),

Christy Rush-Levine (blogger at Interstice),

and many others.

Choice Literacy is a multimedia resource, and your Classic Classroom membership gives you access to more than 3000 articles, videos, and professional development resources. Most of our contributors write while holding full-time contracts with school districts. Videos are collected in contributors’ home districts, which means you see the nuances of well-developed relationships. We’re sure we will become your favorite course “textbook” ever!

Please Note: This course is FREE to Choice Literacy members with paid annual subscriptions, but you need to contact us first. To waive the registration fee, just contact us directly at this link and be sure to INCLUDE THE COURSE TITLE in your message as well as the email address for your paid membership. We will enroll you today!

Course Curriculum

1
Welcome to a Virtual Field Experience
2
Elementary Literacy
3
Adolescent Literacy

Meet Your Instructor

Instructor
Ruth Ayres

I spent years as a language arts teacher and full-time instructional coach for Wawasee School District in northern Indiana, helping students find the power of their voices in writing workshop, and encouraging educators to reflect and refine the art of teaching. I am currently the director of The Lead Learners Consortium in northern Indiana.

In my free time I like to read, write, walk, and cook. Mostly, though, my husband, Andy, and I are spending time with our four children.

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