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(C) Expository Reading and Writing (2.8 CEUs)

Course number : DEV10 E844   
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The Expository Reading and Writing Curriculum (ERWC) is an integrated reading, writing, and oral communication curriculum that employs an inquiry-based, rhetorical approach. It is designed to inculcate the strategies, abilities, and habits of mind of fluent academic readers and writers through rhetorical analysis of compelling issues and interesting texts. This professional learning opportunity is designed as an active experience providing hands-on practice with the ERWC curriculum, developed by a collaborative group of CSU and high school faculty. The four-day workshop series is intended for English language arts (ELA) and English language development (ELD) high school teachers in California public schools.

Building deep conceptual understandings that transform how students read, write, listen, speak, and think, ERWC is intended to help students transfer their literacy skills to new situations and increase student agency. Developed by teachers for teachers in a continuing collaboration between high school and university faculty, the ERWC modules have been edited and revised according to feedback from practicing teachers in classrooms across CA, Washington (WA), and Hawaii. New emphases in the third edition are transfer of learning; greater variety of literary and informational texts and writing and speaking tasks; and the inclusion of integrated and designated English language development and features from Universal Design for Learning, including student goal setting and formative assessment.

Aligned with the California Standards for ELA and ELD, ERWC courses at grades 11 and 12 are approved to satisfy the “B” English subject requirement for UC and CSU admission. High schools may opt to offer the grade 11 course, the grade 12 course, or both. The modules for grades 9-12 with integrated and designated ELD may be integrated within existing ELA and ELD courses at those grades. 

Class Details

4 Sessions
Days of the Week :Multiple Days of the Week :
  Weekly - Fri.  
  Weekly - Thu.  
  Weekly - Thu.  
  Weekly - Wed.  

Location : Off-Campus Location : 

Instructor : Dawn Janke 

CEUs : 2.8



Please read:  This registration is only for an optional 2.8 Continuing Education Units (CEU) that can be earned with this program. One CEU is equivalent to ten contact hours of participation in an organized continuing education/training experience under responsible, qualified direction and instruction (definition of the International Association for Continuing Education and Training-IACET). Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are based on the number of sixty-minute contact hours for a course or program. (Example: If a course or program meets ten contact hours, one CEU will be awarded.) To receive CEUs, the participant must attend all the hours required for that CEU value. Earned CEUs may be useful in maintaining certification or licensure. They may also document the participants’ continuing professional education for an employer, association or credentialing agency. Cal Poly Extended Education maintains a record of the CEUs participants have earned through programs and courses approved for CEUs. CEUs are for non-credit courses or programs. They cannot be converted to quarter or semester hour credit and they cannot be applied to degree programs. CEUs will not be awarded retroactively. Registration for CEUs must occur by the deadline specified for the program. If a participant does not meet the attendance requirements to earn the CEU’s for which they have registered, a “NC” (non-credit) grade will be issued. Refunds will not be approved for participants who do not meet the attendance requirements. CEUs earned will be recorded on an official Cal Poly transcript, which must be ordered and paid for by the participant. An email notification will be sent to participants once CEUs have been recorded and transcripts can be ordered.



Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s) Instructional Method
11/15/2019 - 11/15/2019 Weekly - Fri 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM TBD, Off-Campus  Map Dawn Janke  Lecture
12/5/2019 - 12/5/2019 Weekly - Thu 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM TBD, Off-Campus  Map Dawn Janke  Lecture
2/13/2020 - 2/13/2020 Weekly - Thu 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM TBD, Off-Campus  Map Dawn Janke  Lecture
3/25/2020 - 3/25/2020 Weekly - Wed 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM TBD, Off-Campus  Map Dawn Janke  Lecture