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</o:shapelayout></xml><![endif]--></head><body lang=EN-US link=blue vlink=purple><div class=WordSection1><p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:12.0pt'>District Colleagues:<o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:12.0pt'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:12.0pt'>Please distribute the following information to secondary schools:<o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p><p class=MsoListParagraph style='text-indent:-.25in;mso-list:l0 level1 lfo2'><![if !supportLists]><span style='font-size:12.0pt'><span style='mso-list:Ignore'>1.<span style='font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"'>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></span></span><![endif]><span style='font-size:12.0pt'>Cohort Two for the USOE online book study of George Hillocks&#8217; book: <u>Teaching Argument Writing</u> is <b>now open for registration in On-Track</b> under the title: How to Teach Argument Writing. We just completed Cohort One with over 200 educators registered and 137 active.<o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=MsoListParagraph><span style='font-size:12.0pt'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p><p class=MsoListParagraph style='text-indent:-.25in;mso-list:l0 level1 lfo2'><![if !supportLists]><span style='font-size:12.0pt'><span style='mso-list:Ignore'>2.<span style='font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"'>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></span></span><![endif]><span style='font-size:12.0pt'>All book study courses are self-paced with rolling registration to fit individual, department, grade level team, and PLC schedules.<o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:12.0pt'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p><p class=MsoListParagraph style='text-indent:-.25in;mso-list:l0 level1 lfo2'><![if !supportLists]><span style='font-size:12.0pt'><span style='mso-list:Ignore'>3.<span style='font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"'>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></span></span><![endif]><span style='font-size:12.0pt'>We also have a hybrid on-line option for those who would like to start the book study in their school or at the district and then respond on-line in their own forum.&nbsp; We have one school that has already worked together to design their own schedule.&nbsp; The moderator is a 6<sup>th</sup> grade teacher who was in Cohort One.&nbsp; There is a Moderator&#8217;s Guide available for those who would like to moderate.<o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:12.0pt'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p><p class=MsoListParagraph style='text-indent:-.25in;mso-list:l0 level1 lfo2'><![if !supportLists]><span style='font-size:12.0pt'><span style='mso-list:Ignore'>4.<span style='font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"'>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></span></span><![endif]><span style='font-size:12.0pt'>We will also begin a Hillocks&#8217; book study for secondary school administrators across the state: that Section is already available in On-Track for registration.<o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:12.0pt'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p><p class=MsoListParagraph style='text-indent:-.25in;mso-list:l0 level1 lfo2'><![if !supportLists]><span style='font-size:12.0pt'><span style='mso-list:Ignore'>5.<span style='font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"'>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></span></span><![endif]><span style='font-size:12.0pt'>The new Secondary Language Arts website at the USOE website has other resources available from the 2011 Common Core Academy as well as other opportunities for Professional Learning and collaboration. Here is the link: <o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:12.0pt'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal align=center style='text-align:center'><span style='font-size:12.0pt'><a href="http://www.schools.utah.gov/CURR/langartsec/">http://www.schools.utah.gov/CURR/langartsec/</a><o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p><p class=MsoListParagraph style='text-indent:-.25in;mso-list:l0 level1 lfo2'><![if !supportLists]><span style='mso-list:Ignore'>6.<span style='font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"'>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></span><![endif]>If you have questions please email me at <a href="mailto:Christelle.estrada@schools.utah.gov">Christelle.estrada@schools.utah.gov</a>&nbsp; or call me.<o:p></o:p></p><p class=MsoListParagraph><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p><p class=MsoNormal><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p><p class=MsoNormal>Dr. Christelle Estrada<o:p></o:p></p><p class=MsoNormal>Utah State Office of Education<o:p></o:p></p><p class=MsoNormal>Secondary Language Arts Specialist<o:p></o:p></p><p class=MsoNormal>801.538.7500 ext. 87616<o:p></o:p></p><p class=MsoNormal><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p></div></body></html>