It’s difficult, if not impossible, for learning to take place when conflicting goals are set, unrealistic expectations prevail, and support is lacking. School districts often focus on alleviating these problems in the classroom — for students, that is.
CLI continuously works to ensure our professional developers (PDs) receive the necessary support to coach and conduct trainings in the field. To track program fidelity, PDs complete field reports three times a year – in November, February, and June. These reports are used to help improve our services while allowing PDs to reflect on the successes and challenges they encounter in the classroom.
Sometimes even teachers need a little coaching. That’s where literacy coaching comes in.
Literacy coaches are meant to help teachers implement important instructional concepts in their classrooms.
Education is a critical catalyst for closing gaps in opportunity and achievement in an economic environment in which socioeconomic mobility is increasingly inelastic.
Ever walk away from a training feeling totally excited about what you’ve learned only to get back to the real world and say to yourself “Now what”? I’ve been there – I’ve attended PD sessions where the presenter has been really engaging, covered a lot of in depth material and even made links to how this could benefit me in my role but one crucial component was missing – the “how”.
This is article has been written by guest author Terry Salinger of American Institutes for Research. Terry is an AIR Institute Fellow and chief scientist for literacy research.
In a recent survey conducted by Education Week only 45% of teachers reported being “very familiar” with the Common Core standards in ELA and literacy and more than three out of four teachers reported that they wanted additional training around CCSS. Do you feel the same?
“Education is the great equalizer—it should be used to level the playing field, not to grow inequality,” said U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on Oct.
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…with CLI intervention, Pre-K centers are better prepared to develop the vocabulary of their students, putting them on a much brighter path for future academic achievement.