RLTA APPLICATION The application deadline is February 23rd 2020. RLTA Application The Rochelle Lee Teacher Award is a professional development program for Chicago Public Schools teachers, focused on developing balanced literacy instructional practices in classrooms. Awardees advance students to literacy and a love of reading by providing classroom libraries, daily read alouds, and consistent independent reading time. If you need assistance, please email Daphne Robinson at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 224-699-4305 or 708-943-7582. Step 1 of 2 50% *Read the questions carefully. Compose and review your responses offline, then copy and paste your answers into the fields. You may save before submitting your application.*List of Awardee Types: New Individual - First time applying for RLTA. Returning Individual - I am/have been a Rochelle Lee Teacher Awardee. New Awardee/New Study Group Member - I have never received the award before. 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Email* How did you hear about the RLTA program?*Friend/ColleagueRLTA posterPrincipalNetwork ChiefWeb SearchPlease tell us the name of your friend/colleague that referred you to the RLTA program.* First Last What school do you plan to teach at in the fall?*What is the name of your principal?*What is your principal's email address?* What is your primary professional role?*Classroom TeacherElective Teacher (art, music, library, etc.)Lead Literacy Teacher / Instructional CoachBilingual or English Language Learner Teacher - self-containedBilingual or English Language Learner Teacher - push-in supportSpecial Education - self containedSpecial Education - push-in supportAdministratorWhat are your sub-specialties?* None Art Counselor Enrichment Foreign Language General Classroom Headstart Library/ Media Specialist Math Music Physical Education/ Health Reading Reading Resource Science Social Studies/ History Support Tchr. / Tchr Aide Technology Writing/ Language Arts Other What grade(s) do you teach?* Pre-K K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 INT UP PRI What is your current number of students?*How many years of teaching experience do you have?*Please list the members of your study group.*What is the name of your Study Group Leader? (If you are the leader of your group, please put your name)* First Last What is the email address of your Study Group Leader? (If you are the leader of your group, please put your email address.)* Save and Continue Later 1. Describe the current state of your literacy instruction and classroom environment in the following areas: classroom libraries, read alouds, and independent reading. What are the literacy expectations (curriculum, method) at your school?*2. WITS defines balanced literacy as a method of teaching where multiple instructional strategies guide students to be proficient, lifelong readers. Some components of balanced literacy are reading workshop, guided reading, small group instruction, strategy groups, independent reading, shared reading, read alouds, and conferring. Reflect on your literacy teaching during the past school year. What is one area of balanced literacy that you improved? What is one area that you hope to work on?*3. Think about the literacy and reading instruction at your school. What is something that you would like to improve and why? How does the leadership and school community support you in your literacy practice?*4. Reflect on a book you recently read for yourself - not work or teaching-related. How did this book make an impact on you? Please include the title(s).*5. Do you consider yourself to be a reader? How do you bring a joy of reading into your work?*6. Describe how you used a children’s book, picture book, or young adult novel in your teaching recently. Include titles of the work(s). What impact did the book or texts have on student learning?*For applicants returning to the program: What did you learn from RLTA that you have implemented in your classroom? What brings you back to the program?*WITS study groups are literacy-focused inquiry learning communities for teachers. Think about your school and the learning needs of your students. What area of instruction has your group decided to focus on next school year? Why has your group identified this as an area of need? What impact will this have on student learning?*Why are you choosing to step into a leadership role? What do you hope to learn from the experience?* Save and Continue Later This iframe contains the logic required to handle Ajax powered Gravity Forms. The Rochelle Lee Teacher Award Alumni Network consists of over0 teacherscommitted to developing lifelong readers in the classroom. The Rochelle Lee Teacher Award: Shaping Careers in EducationJanuary 13, 2020WITS Blackboard Affair 2019 – Program VideoOctober 28, 2019WITS Principals Empower Communities to Advance LiteracyOctober 20, 2019 STAY UP-TO-DATE WITH THE LATEST WITS AND LITERACY NEWS Name* First Last Email* This iframe contains the logic required to handle Ajax powered Gravity Forms.