Professional Literacy Learning Communities

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ReLeah’s work in Barrington, IL for the past three years with literacy coach Marsha Voigt has brought about substantial changes in the literacy lives of teachers and students. Read about the project in Journal of Staff Development.

 

Da Vinci Academy’s hallway art. This middle school in Gainesville, GA is the epitome of what community is all about. The teachers work together to help students create amazing interdisciplinary projects. Read about this school in ReLeah’s new book Overcoming Textbook Fatigue: 21st Century Tools to Invigorate Learning, due out in November from ASCD.

Da Vinci Academy’s hallway art. This middle school in Gainesville, GA is the epitome of what community is all about. The teachers work together to help students create amazing interdisciplinary projects. Read about this school in ReLeah’s new book Overcoming Textbook Fatigue: 21st Century Tools to Invigorate Learning, due out in November from ASCD.

There are no magic formulas, programs, or scripts for increasing student learning. Fortunately, the research is unequivocal in showing that embedded, sustained staff development can reduce achievement gaps, decrease drop-out rates, improve morale school-wide, and increase content knowledge among both students and teachers—especially with the demands of the Common Core Standards. ReLeah will help your elementary or secondary staff develop literacy leadership teams or professional literacy learning communities. Read about her successful model in Literacy Learning Communities: A Guide for Creating Sustainable Change in Secondary Schools (Heinemann).   ReLeah will help your staff or district first focus on the learning strengths and needs of your students and then take targeted, informed action leading to collective responsibility for students’ success.

Invite ReLeah to your school for a one day session or for several days for more in-depth work.  She will

  • Work with schools or districts to set up literacy leadership teams across content-areas or grade levels
  • Facilitate the initial meeting and provide logistical support for ongoing work
  • Assist teams in collecting and examining formal and informal data
  • Guide teams in creating a customized plan that will address the needs of yourstudents
  • Provide additional support for

o   lesson studies

o   peer coaching

o   book studies

o   action research

o   differentiated staff development

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