Training for Transformational Teaching

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.

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Literacy Collaborative Trainers
Jenny McFerin
Lisa Pinkerton
Nikki Woodruff
Sherry Kinzel
Wendy Reed
Pat Scharer
Shelly Schaub
Marsha Levering

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Marsha Levering Executive Director

Phone: (614) 688-4977 | Fax: (614) 688-3980

Diann Guy Program Coordinator

Phone: (614) 292-7893 | Fax: (614) 688-3980

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Early Literacy Partner Sites

National Literacy Collaborative
LC National Site

Literacy Collaborative® is a nationally recognized, comprehensive school literacy model based on the award-winning work by reading experts Irene Fountas and Gay Su Pinnell in collaboration with teachers and university teams at The Ohio State University and Lesley University.
Keep Books

KEEP BOOKS® offer a wide variety of high interest titles at reading levels appropriate for pre-kindergarten through 2nd grade. The format of simple line drawings encourages the child to contribute color and add details to the illustrations. There is a place for the child to write his or her name. Some sets also have a practice page for writing and spelling. Children learn to read and to take care of their books at school.
Reading Recovery
Reading Recovery

Reading Recovery® is a professional development project with a two-tier level of curriculum: faculty in universities train and provide professional development to coaches called teacher leaders who work at the site level and provide professional development to Reading Recovery teacher.

Reading Recovery Council of North America: Ensuring that children who struggle in learning to read and write gain the skills for a literate and productive future.
Literacy Lessons
Literacy Lessons

Literacy Lessons® is PD for teachers in special education settings and for ESL teachers.
  In keeping with Marie Clay’s desire to provide professional development to all teachers who are responsible for delivering literacy lessons to individual children, we offer a course of study for teachers working in special education settings with students beginning to read and write.

The International Data Evaluation Center’s primary mission is to process evaluation research data for all Reading Recovery® programs in the United States. It fulfills a condition of the Reading Recovery trademark, which grants free use of the name and logo under the condition, among others, that all teacher training sites report on each child served to The Ohio State University, the holder of the trademark.