The Utah State Board of Education (USBE) offered Scrible training for Utah's English Language Arts (ELA) educators on December 7, 2020, to help them make the most of Scrible Edu Pro, a comprehensive research, writing and close reading platform available to Utah public and charter schools via a statewide contract.
The training webinar featured these guest educator presenters, who shared how their schools use Scrible across grades and subjects, including collaboration between ELA teachers and social studies teachers and librarians:
Jennifer Tillman, Teaching & Learning Specialist, 9 - 12 ELA & Libraries
Caddo Parish Public Schools, Shreveport, LA
Yesenia Morales, Supervisor of ELA, ESL and Library
North Brunswick Township High School, North Brunswick, NJ
Heidi Knigge, M.A., English Teacher
Shadow Hills High School, Indio, CA
Educators across subject areas (not just ELA) were welcome and encouraged to join given the broad applicability of Scrible across subjects and types of assignments and projects.
See below for the webinar recording and corresponding presentation slides.
Timestamp links for quick access to each segment of the webinar:
- Introductions and Agenda: 00:00 mins
- Scrible Overview Recap by Victor Karkar: 06:58 mins
- Classroom Perspective by Heidi Knigge: 24:50 mins
- School Perspective by Yesenia Morales: 37:35 mins
- District Perspective by Jennifer Tillman: 56:54 mins
- Panel Discussion: 1:20:08 hour/mins
Presenter slides and topics covered in the webinar:
- Introductions, Agenda, Scrible Overview Recap by Victor Karkar, Panel Discussion
- Classroom Perspective by Heidi Knigge - TOPICS COVERED: Research process, source credibility, writing process, AP Seminar, communicating with families
- School Perspective by Yesenia Morales - TOPICS COVERED: Tracking progress, reviewing student annotations, EL/SPED support, teacher-librarian collaboration, AP Seminar
- District Perspective by Jennifer Tillman - TOPICS COVERED: Close reading, curation and remote sharing of texts, rhetoric, application to all content areas, use in social studies