Literacy Collaborative is a comprehensive school reform project designed to improve the reading, writing, and language skills of elementary and middle level children.
The cornerstone of this project is dynamic, long-term professional development. School-based literacy coaches are trained in research-based methods; provided with ongoing professional development as they continually implement research-based approaches in their own classrooms; and supported as they provide on-site training for the teachers in their schools. The goal of this comprehensive effort is to significantly raise the level of achievement for all students.
The Literacy Collaborative incorporates all of the elements of effective schools to support improved literacy instruction and student achievement through:
Providing a research-based instructional model that is language-based, student-centered, process-oriented, and outcome-based;
Creating in-school and in-district leadership through the training and support of school-based literacy leadership teams, administrators, and literacy coaches;
Establishing long-term site-based development for every member of the school’s literacy faculty; and
Helping schools monitor the progress of every student through systematized assessment, data collection, and analysis.