Purpose: To engage selected principals in District 27 in a professional collaboration designed to support them to establish or refine instructional practices in literacy.
Method: School leaders will extend their learning from 2015-16 cohort to implement and refine research based literacy practices in service of student mastery of Common Core Learning Standards.
Capacity Building Conditions: Based on the National Center for Literacy Education (NCLE), research, the following capacity building conditions will anchor this 5 session series:
- Clear Vision for Instruction
- Teacher Ownership
- Leaders supporting teacher learning
- Time for collaboration
- Hands-on curriculum work
Session 5: Share Fair (*Participants will bring evidence from their practice and present Capstone Reports)
- Participants will present their Capstone Reports using evidence from their practice: student data, student work, notes from teacher team meetings, and other structures that were implemented throughout the year.
- Participants will revisit and adjust the short-term and long-term action plans