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Tuesday, August 13 • 9:40am - 10:55am
Data Visualization: A Scientific Approach to the Art of English AVAILABLE

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Limited Capacity seats available

Target Audience:
Middle and high school English teachers

Learning Objectives & Rationale:
Participants will:
— take a fresh look at analyzing theme and character development in a text using scientific inquiry and data visualization.
— review best practices for facilitating this instructional strategy.
— consider how to apply this strategy in their own classrooms.

Construct a hypothesis. Track data. Create graphs. Draw conclusions. Interpret evidence. Communicate results. 

What sounds like a science experiment is actually a technique that makes literary analysis a concrete process leading to deeper understanding of complex texts. Participants will learn how to use scientific inquiry and data visualization to help students analyze the development of characters and themes within texts, write arguments to support claims with textual evidence, and present those claims and findings (RL.1, RL.2, RL.3, W.1, SL.4) while strengthening skills for life success such as critical thinking, collaboration, and communication.

When we can make data from the text visual, we facilitate deeper analysis and engagement.

Modalities/Implementation Practices:
Participants will experience the process as learners, review how this method was used with English II students, and consider how they might use this strategy with their own students. 


Tuesday August 13, 2019 9:40am - 10:55am EDT
Room 226