The Ohio State University College of Education and Human Ecology
Department of Teaching and Learning
Literacy Collaborative®
Building Educator Capacity

Literacy Collaborative is a comprehensive school reform project designed to improve the reading, writing, and language skills of elementary and middle level children.

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A cornerstone of our project is dynamic, long-term professional development. We train school-based literacy coaches in research-based methods and provide them with ongoing professional development as they continually implement these approaches in their own classrooms, and we support them as they provide on-site training for the teachers in their schools.

Our Vision

Teaching for a Literate Life for All Children

Our Mission

Investing in building educator capacity through professional learning to ensure the best preparation for the future of children.

Four Pillars

  • Collective Ownership of Student Outcomes
  • Commitment to Research-Based Instructional Practices
  • Utilize Data-Driven Teaching and Decision-Making
  • Investment in Building Evidence-Based Professional Capacity

Vision, Mission, and Pillars Document

The Vision, Mission, and Four Pillars are based on research of effective practice and are essential for assuring quality implementation of the Literacy Collaborative.

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Literacy Coach Training

Intensive professional learning (230 hours) across 12-15 months that prepares a literacy coach to implement the Literacy Collaborative Framework in a school. Literacy Coaches develop the capacity to train other teachers on-site at the building level through PD and coaching.
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Leveled Literacy Intervention

LLI is an intensive, small group intervention designed to accelerate the literacy development of K-2 and 3-8 students who are below grade level in reading and writing achievement.
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K-8 Professional Learning

Options for literacy coaches, classroom teachers, administrators, and leadership teams to raise achievement in reading and writing. Implement research-based responsive teaching practices and develop collaborative learning communities.