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Professional Development Opportunity: Building Blocks of Literacy Learning Path


Designed primarily for K-8 educators, Building Blocks of Literacy is a 6-hour learning path that explores literacy as the critical foundation for all learning. Ensuring student success requires more than effective literacy materials for reading and writing. The learning path focuses on the key skills and components of literacy development every child needs.

More About Literacy Learning Paths
PDE is creating learning paths to provide common language and literacy knowledge as a baseline of understanding for all Pennsylvania educators. Each learning path consists of a Power Point to guide participants through a series of activities including significant text selections, videos, and personal reflection opportunities. The accompanying journal allows the participant to record their findings either in digital or print form. All resources are embedded in the Power Point and are also provided in the resource folder.

 Options for Use

Teachers may participate in the learning paths for personal professional development.  To earn Act 48 credit for a learning path, it is recommended to contact your administration prior to beginning a learning path. It is incumbent upon the LEA to assign the appropriate hours. PDE will not award Act 48 hours.

LEA Administrators may use the learning paths to provide professional learning experiences for staff based on goals and established needs of students. Specific learning paths will enable educators to develop the skills and competencies to address identified needs. Administrators may assign a learning path for professional development, set expectations for accountability, and award Act 48 hours.

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