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Oakland County Literacy Podcast



Welcome to Oakland School's Literacy Podcast. Most of the podcasts are focused on literacy, although occasionally other topics are covered. 


These podcasts are also under the Resources section of the Oakland Schools' Literacy website:

You can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes as well:


I hope you enjoy these podcasts.

If you wish to contact me, here is my email: Les Howard






Mar 17, 2014

Margaret Heritage is a world renowned researcher and author in the area of Formative Assessment. In this podcast, Margaret explains what Formative Assessment is, how it differs from benchmark and interim assessment, the research behind it and key points and understandings for teachers who use, or are beginning to use,...

Mar 7, 2014

Jackie reflects on the writers'workshop approach. This podcast complements a video recording of Jackie teaching the writing workshop in her 2nd grade classroom. The video is on the new Oakland Literacy website. The website will be live toward the end of the 2014 school year. This message will be modified when...

Mar 7, 2014

Dr Yocum shares some of his background and reflections on his time as Director of Learning Services at Oakland Schools. Dr. Yocum discusses some of the changes he has seen in education as well as some of the challenges he believes education currently faces.