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Instructors: Jordan Lozosky and Mary Wallace
Contact Information:


LDC Success Story:

Literacy Design Collaborative Success Story from G&P Productions on Vimeo.

Common Standards and Backmapping:

The Literacy Design Collaborative teaching task provides a blueprint for seamlessly integrating literacy and content standards in a rigorous, authentic classroom experience. After determining the discipline, course, and grade level, educators use teaching tasks built around predefined template prompts. The teaching task requires students to read, analyze and comprehend written materials and then write cogent arguments, explanations or narratives in the subjects they are studying.

LDC Explanation Video:
LDC Video Clip

LDC Handbook:

Anatomy of an LDC Module:

Rethinking Literacy "Voices from the LDC"

SAS Website:
1. Search LDC
2. You can choose to view and borrow from 72 LDC PA Teacher created tasks.
3. Scroll through a chosen task and even view student work samples!

Let's Practice!:

Do Now: “Alexander the Great” Argumentative/Persuasive Writing Student Samples (in your folders)

1. In small groups, use the LDC Augmentation Rubric and LDC Results and Response sheet to practice using the rubrics and scoring actual student work samples.
2. We will compare your scoring with the scores suggested by PDE.

Using the LDC Rubrics:

View all 27 LDC Template Tasks and Content Area Examples:

View 29 LDC Template Tasks (editable):

Please create at least one LDC Task from the 27 available LDC Templates you could use in the upcoming school year.

In-Depth Sample:

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PIIC (Pennsylvania Institute for Instructional Coaching) Information:
Click here to find out more about PIIC
PIIC Brochure.pdf
PIIC Brochure.pdf
PIIC Brochure.pdf

Instructional Coaches and Teacher Leaders Date Saver 2012-13 2.pdf
Instructional Coaches and Teacher Leaders Date Saver 2012-13 2.pdf
Instructional Coaches and Teacher Leaders Date Saver 2012-13 2.pdf

Penn State Professional Development Conferences Dates (hosted at the Penn Stater Conference Center):
October 29-31, 2012
January 7-9, 2013
April 22-24, 2013


Penn Literacy Network (in conjunction with PIIC) Professional Development Dates (hosted at IU7-Westmoreland):
October 22, 2012
December 5, 2012
January 16, 2013
February 25, 2013
April 30, 2013

For more information regarding PIIC, please contact Mr. Jordan Lozosky at jordan.lozosky@iu1.org or 724-938-3241 ext. 405