The Literacy Collaborative Vision, Mission, and Four Pillars are intended to inform and support personnel who are responsible for the implementation and maintenance of Literacy Collaborative schools and classrooms. The Vision, Mission, and Four Pillars are based on research of effective practice and are essential for assuring quality implementation of the Literacy Collaborative.
Educators create a common vision for literacy learning in the school, collaborating in teamwork and shared leadership.
Educators in the school work as one team responsible for the literacy outcomes of all children. Within the school community, educators form specific action groups for different purposes. Time is dedicated for literacy problem-solving, data analysis, and the implementation of Literacy Collaborative.
Educators commit to implementing a coherent set of research-based instructional practices.
The Literacy Collaborative Comprehensive Literacy Framework includes a set of research-based instructional practices.
Educators use student data to document growth over time, to reflect on the effectiveness of teaching and learning, and to inform decision-making.
Schools engage in an ongoing process of data collection, analysis, and use. Educators use a variety of data sources to guide teaching, monitor student literacy growth, and inform implementation decisions. Educators meet regularly to review student data and make timely ecommendations.
Supplemental intervention for some children is essential for them to achieve successful literacy outcomes. Intervention is provided in addition to classroom literacy instruction and includes reading, writing and/or phonics instruction based on the individual needs of students.
Educators engage in a variety of ongoing, job-embedded professional learning opportunities.
Literacy Collaborative is an evidence-based (Biancarosa, Bryk, & Dexter, 2010) professional learning project where educators value continuous professional learning and commit to being active members of a learning community.
Educational improvement requires teamwork, a shared vision, systemic change, and ongoing professional learning. Literacy Coaches are stakeholders who work collaboratively to ensure teacher growth and student achievement.