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A Framework for Constructing, Observing, and Evaluating Lesson Plans: using the Common Language of the Penn Literacy Network

Presented by Dr. Morton Botel. Please use this Viewing Guide.

Every Child Every Day – Derry Area School District KtO Year 3 Incentive Award

PLN District: Derry Area School District is a PLN partner district. 
The Derry Area School District won the PA Keystones to Opportunity award last spring. This video highlights the work they've accomplished in literacy over the past few years including their partnership with The Penn Literacy Network/University of PA.

Reflecting on learning: Archbishop Ryan High School Students talk about the impact of PLN concepts and strategies on their learning. 

Principal Jim Meredith wrote: "When I look back at my career, participation in this program will be one of my proudest moments.  I am sure of this. Why?  Student voice. Thank you for making this possible."

The Plainer Truths of Reading Writing Talking Across the Curriculum

Presented by Dr. Bonnie Botel-Sheppard and Dr. Morton Botel

The Botel Math Workshop for Parents, Tutors & Teachers

Dr. Bonnie Botel-Sheppard and Dr. Morton Botel

Journals and Resources of Interest

Articles by PLN 

PLN 11B Mindfulness Final Papers