Next Generation English Language Arts Learning Standards

EDZU 9973 (3 credits / 45 hours)

Location: Online
Instructor: Bryan Mandracchia

Start Date: 02/10/2021
End Date: 03/16/2021

Course Syllabus

The revised and renamed standards titled, Next Generation Learning Standards will soon be what guides our instruction. This time, things have really changed for the better. The controversial Common Core will soon be history. Now is the time to become acquainted with our new English Language Arts Learning Standards...coming to a classroom near you. The revised standards aim to reimagine the educational framework for English Language Arts, with the goal of better supporting educators in their instructional practice and to provide additional guidance on achieving a vision of 21st century literacy. You probably have many questions. How much work will it be to learn new standards...again? Do I have to change what I do? Really, more testing? So, how do we as teachers accomplish this, we barely have time to do anything? Can I use existing lessons that worked? By examining the Next Generation Standards, these questions will be answered. You will be delighted to see how they have been revamped to be more appropriate and reasonable for both teachers and students. In this class, designed for grades K-8, participants will be provided with differentiated activities based on grade level in order to create motivating lessons or modify existing ones to meet the new standards. Throughout the duration of the course, participants will implement the activities in their own classrooms as they receive feedback and guidance from the instructor.Participants will also create resources for students, have the opportunity to collaborate with fellow colleagues, and exchange ideas which is something we all wish we could do more often.


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New York CTLE In-Service: $270.00
Completion of this course taken for CTLE in-service credit will provide a New York State Verification of Hours Certificate from NYCTD, Inc.

Teachers enrolled in this course will...


  1. the Next Generation English Language Arts Learning Standards for the grade they teach (k-8)
  2. the importance of having a firm grasp on all elements of fiction and nonfiction, as we better balance our literacy instruction
  3. the expectations for our children and how we can make them more successful and motivated to read and write while feeling less frustrated
  4. the highly evolved vocabulary and terms that are emphasized at each grade level


  1. why there was a need to revamp and improve our current learning standards
  2. how to compare the Next Generation Learning Standards to the Common Core Standards that are currently in place
  3. what each standard means and how it impacts instruction
  4. how to apply the Next Generation Learning Standards into the classroom each day
  5. why it is crucial to meet these standards

and Be Able To

  1. modify existing lessons as well as create new and exciting lessons for children that meet the Next Generation Learning Standards. You don't have to reinvent the wheel
  2. motivate and select appropriate texts for children to enjoy while teaching them how to effectively read, analyze, and respond to both fiction and nonfiction
  3. break down texts across many genres while developing lessons that assess the many of levels of comprehension that we strive to teach each day
  4. take away from the class a variety of downloadable/printable documents as well as online resources for lesson design and reference
  5. apply what they are learning throughout the course into their classrooms as the course is running in order to get feedback and exchange ideas

and much, much more!

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