Professional Learning

NEW  Professional Learning on Demand Disciplinary Literacy Livebinder

This module was designed for educator leaders to support the understanding of disciplinary literacy and the implementation of the Common Core State Standards for Literacy in All Subjects. You are encouraged to customize this module to meet the needs of your audience. No portions of this module may be altered, but may be reproduced or disseminated for non-profit, educational purposes without prior permission.

Facilitator Materials:

Facilitator's Guide
Disciplinary Literacy PowerPoint
Outline of PowerPoint Presentation for Facilitators



15-30 Minutes

One Hour

1/2 - Full Day




Wisconsin Advanced Manufacturing Pathways Education Network (WAMPEN)

The following videos, highlighting disciplinary literacy in advanced manufacturing, are produced cooperatively between WAMPEN, Northcentral Technical College, Wausau West and East, Spencer, and DC Everest with production from Fox 55, Wausau. Learn more about the WAMPEN project at 

Introduction to Literacy Strategies


Literacy Skills and Comprehension


Strategies for Vocabulary Instruction

                                    Find more vocabulary resources at



References Used in WAMPEN Video Series:

  • Billmeyer, R. (2006). Srategies to engage the mind of the learner: Building strategic learners. Omaha, NE: Printco Graphics.
  • Graham, S. & Perin, D. (2007). Writing next: Effective strategies to improve writing of adolescents in middle and high schools - A report to Carnegie Corporation of New York, Washington, DC: Alliance for Excellent Education.
  • Marzano, R. (2004). Building background knowledge for academic success. Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.
  • Turk, Ryan. (2013). Incoming freshmen are not prepared for college. Collegiate Times.
  • Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (2013, July 17). Retrieved from