Welcome, Kate Brandt! Discussion on Integrating Reading & Writing using Social Studies Content
Submitted by Susan Finn Miller on March 8, 2019 - 5:36pm
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Welcome, Kate! We are delighted to have Kate Brandt, developer of CUNY's HSE Curriculum Framework for ELA/Social Studies, with us this week to lead us in discussion and share many practical teaching strategies for integrating reading and writing instruction using social studies content.
I'm looking forward to a rich discussion this week with Kate!
Click here to check out the LINCS Review and access the CUNY HSE Curriculum Framework on ELA/Social Studies.
Kate Brandt's Bio:
Kate Brandt has 28 years of experience teaching ABE/HSE in New York City. She has served as a Professional Developer for the CUNY Adult Literacy/HSE Program since 1995, writing numerous guides, manuals and curricula using CUNY’s content-based approach to HSE instruction, including the CUNY HSE Social Studies/ELA Curriculum Framework. Currently she provides resources and workshops to BE and HSE teachers throughout New York City and State.
To get us started, Kate, it would be great to hear a bit about your program at CUNY. I understand that several years ago you and your team at CUNY decided that a content-based approach to high school equivalency instruction was the direction you wanted to go. Could tell us what you mean by a "content-based approach" and give us some concrete examples of what that looks like? Why did your institution choose a content-based approach? What are its advantages, and how have you refined it over time?
Cheers, Susan Finn Miller
Moderator, Teaching & Learning CoP