Inter-University Collaboration IRA World Congress 2010


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  • Due to funding source, the project focused on the collaboration of state universities although all institutions could benefit from the professional learning opportunities provided. Discuss diversity across the state from rural to urban.
  • Fellows met 4 times a year formally. Meetings were scheduled in the afternoon on the first day and in the morning the second day to accommodate professors’ instructional schedules. Informally, meetings continued into the evening during the first day. Meetings and agendas were created by the project director and an elected chairperson.
  • Example of professional papers titles produced in collaboration.
  • Inter-University Collaboration IRA World Congress 2010

    1. 1. Inter-university Collaboration<br />Leading and Learning in Literacy<br />Panel Members:<br />Wanda Hedrick, University of North Florida<br />Enrique Puig, University of Central Florida<br />Linda Ray, Florida Gulf Coast University<br />Susan J. Wegmann, University of Central Florida<br />Nancy Williams, University of South Florida<br />International Reading Association<br />23rd World Congress on Reading<br />Auckland, New Zealand<br />July, 2010<br />
    2. 2. Inter-university Collaboration<br />University of Central Florida<br />University of Florida<br />Florida International University<br />University of North Florida<br />University of South Florida, St. Petersburg<br />University of South Florida<br />Florida Atlantic University<br />University of West Florida<br />Florida Gulf Coast University<br />Florida A & M University<br />
    3. 3. Inter-university Collaboration<br />History<br />1999 – Family Literacy and Reading Excellence at the University of Central Florida<br />sub-grants to six Area Centers for Educational Enhancement<br />2001 – Florida Literacy and Reading Excellence at the University of Central Florida<br />Literacy councils and summer institutes<br />9 area coordinators<br />2004 – K-12 reading endorsement in collaboration with Just Read, Florida!<br />Competencies 1,3,4/5, & 6/clinical mentor in-service<br />12 area coordinators<br />2005 – Literacy coach in-service in collaboration with Just Read, Florida!<br />Year-long literacy coach in-service by request<br />14 area coordinators<br />2006 – Reading leadership team institutes in collaboration with Just Read, Florida!<br />25 area coordinators<br />2007 – K-12 Literacy Institute in collaboration with Just Read, Florida!<br />30 area coordinators<br />Differentiated support through school service contracts<br />2009 – K-12 Summer Literacy institute & FAIR in-service in collaboration with Just Read, Florida!<br />
    4. 4. Inter-university Collaboration<br />September meeting<br />Day 1: afternoon session<br />Book talk<br />Language update<br />Research update<br />Day 2: morning session<br />District policy issues<br />State policy issues<br />Solution-seeking investigative cycle<br />November meeting<br />February meeting<br />May meeting<br />
    5. 5. Inter-university Collaboration<br />Research<br />Phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary, fluency, comprehension<br />CAR-PD<br />Literacy coaching<br />Literacy Leadership Teams<br />Instructional practices<br />Adolescent literacy<br />
    6. 6. Inter-university Collaboration<br />Interaction over time<br />State level (Just Read, Florida!)<br />Consortiums (NEFEC, PAEC, HEC)<br />District level (all 67)<br />School level (elementary, middle, and high)<br />Classroom level (K-12)<br />FLaRE area coordinators<br />FOR-PD<br />Reading First<br />Florida Center for Reading Research at FSU<br />Florida Reading Association<br />International Reading Association<br />National Reading Conference<br />American Reading Forum<br />CLAS – Council of Language Arts Supervisor<br />Reading Recovery Council of North America<br />Morgridge International Reading Center at UCF<br />UCF/OSC Holmes Partnership<br />
    7. 7. Inter-university Collaboration<br />Publications<br />Research reports<br />White papers<br />Professional papers<br />Journal articles<br />Chapters <br />Books<br />
    8. 8. Inter-university Collaboration<br />FLaRE Professional Papers<br />Culturally Competent Literacy Instruction<br />Responsive Teaching<br />Teaching for Comprehending: Improving Students’ Expository Reading<br />The New Literacies: Information and Communication Technology<br />
    9. 9. Inter-university Collaboration<br />Benefits<br />Professional exchange of evidence-based research<br />Develop a common language<br />Support system<br />Conduit for information<br />Catalyst for information<br />Connection to districts, schools, & classrooms, in grades preK-20<br />
    10. 10. Inter-university Collaboration<br />Questions & Discussion<br />