Is Kent introducing this section as well or is he doing the introduction at the beginning?
Emphasis for this slide is Providing a Rationale for why Focus Is on Collaborative Learning/CoP/School Team and not on individual memberGive Example of my growth as 7th grade English Teacher towards more innovative, effective, coherent instructional practices – Book Study vs. Basal; integrated instruction with Social Studies; Differentiated & Themed; Writing Workshop and Topics connected to readingCase I wrote in graduate school highlighted research and theory about instructionLeft unexamined and hidden was the “support for instruction” I received and organizational conditions (resources to purchase sets of books, hire social studies teacher and special education teacher with expectation of collaboration; block scheduling; supportive administration; high degree of collaboration across gradesMove away from the “heroic individual” – requires effective systemsCases that only focus on instruction can set teachers up for failure and are less effective in helping other educators replicate or bring to scale effective practices.
Audience of teacher educators working with next generation of English Teachers or ELA teachers: The NCLE is meant to do organizationally and systemically what many of you are already doing individually. LEVERAGE COHERENCE[KLD notes to self: Bob Yagelski and his diverse professional practices or just use “many of you:]Engage in Research and Publish/Present at Academic ConferencesSit on panels (local, state, federal) that synthesize research and make recommendations for action (policy)Coordinate National Writing Project sites at your school (or other professional development initiatives that provide target, systemic and hands-on support for teachers)Write articles, books that are accessible to and of interest to teachersCreate materials for students (text books, programs, curriculum)Provide professional development to local schoolsTrain, support, prepare teachers (ins-ervice and pre-service)Sit on committees that identify knowledge, skills, dispositions of effective teachersCollaborate with others in research to bring your work to scale (Colburn: depth, reach, integration…)
Note to Kent: I need to finish this visual. I may delete it but I want something that connects the previous slide to the actual school teams and talk about mentoring process as well as the Literacy in Every School part. I need to finish this one.
Note to Kent:This slide represents LIL Service. It’s the features that will be both in every edition as well as connected to each case. These will all be hyperlinked to examples of videos, articles, resources, guiding questions, tools etc. that would be available with a specific case which we have been looking at as a possible exemplar. I want to walk them through one case and some of the resources that go with it. The videos you are bringing will be linked. They are 30 second to 1 min. clips that connect to the sample case. The hyperlinks were created in Inspiration but they didn’t translate so I’m going to need to redo them in the actual powerpoint . Not done yet. Note to Kent: My part ends here. I’m going to hand over to you next.
Kent will talk about – emphasize that this isn’t meant to be an organization where everyone related to literacy and education sign on. It’s a group of people committed to active participation in this work. Goal is coherent action.
Kent will talk about – probably will need to skim at this point.
Kent does this slide: Note to Kent – see changes to first bullet point. Sharon noted to me today in talking about this that the people in your audience are well positioned to identify good cases and recommend then and serve as reviewers and possibly writing mentors.
Introducing the National Center for Literacy Education
National Council of Teachers of English<br />The New Stakeholders: Informing Literacy Education Reform from the Grassroots <br />
Supporting and Celebrating School Teams Working to Improve Literacy<br />Flipping the Script: Introducing the National Center for Literacy Education (NCLE)Kent Williamson, Executive Director, NCTEKaiLonnie Dunsmore , Director of Literacy Initiatives, The Ball Foundation<br />
NCTE and Ball Foundation Forging a Broad Alliance to improve literacy education through…<br />Support sound planning, teaching, and assessment by cross-disciplinary teams<br />Celebrating department, school, and system success and sharing sound practices<br />Coordinating new research and professional development innovation<br />Generating policy recommendations to foster on-going support for team-generated literacy improvement plans.<br />
NCTE and Ball Foundation Forging a Broad Alliance (NCLE) to improve Literacy Education for All by fostering……<br />Innovative <br />Coherent<br />Effective <br />
NCTE and Ball Foundation Forging a Broad Alliance (NCLE) to improve Literacy Education for All by fostering….<br />INFORMING & MAKING RECOMMENDATIONS<br />POLICY<br />SEEDING & SUPPORTING SOUND<br />INSTRUCTION<br />COORDINATING & SUPPORTING <br />RESEARCH<br />
Literacy In Learning Service (LiL) <br />Academic Vocabulay – HS CoP<br />Policy <br />Literacy Coaches, Philadelphia<br />School Teams<br />(CoP/PLC)<br />SIL in Rowland, CA<br />Instruction<br />Research<br />Saranac, MI Middle School Team – all subjects<br />District wide K-1 teachers Chicago<br />ELL Coordinators, Iowa<br />English Dept. Chair <br />Writing Workshop CoP<br />Recognition : “Literacy in Every Classroom” School and “Literacy Innovation Schools”<br />Peer reviewed, writing mentors, teachers as producers and consumers<br />
Tools<br />Caseor<br />Related Content<br />Articles<br />websites<br />Examples on next slides<br />Video<br />CoP<br />Guiding Questions<br />Just –in-Time<br />Search <br />
NCLE Stakeholders<br />SYSTEMS AND SCHOOLS that share their practices and strategies—Centers for Literacy Innovation and Literacy in Every Classroom Schools. <br />Professional Organizations<br />The Connected Learning Coalition—NCTE, NCTM, NSTA, NCSS, ACTE, CoSN;<br />Associations for school and system leaders (e.g. NASSP, ASCD, NAESP, CCSSO, etc.)<br />Other literacy and teaching groups (NWP, IRA, TESOL)<br />Policy Research Organizations/Think Tanks<br />Foundationswho invest in teaching and literacy<br />Research & Teaching Universities and Colleges<br />
Core NCLE Elements<br />Literacy in Learning Service—free, interactive online service featuring case studies, vignettes, and analysis of literacy innovation;<br />Summer Working Meeting—setting priorities and building financial support for research and PD innovation;<br />Policy Symposia and press events—shining the spotlight on how informed educators sustain growth in literacy learning <br />
What You Can Do<br />Use, contributeto,identify CoP Cases, review the Literacy in Learning Service upcoming academic year;<br />Participate in consortia to create essential research and professional development programming;<br />Make it viral—help tell the story of how interdisciplinary teams are working together to sustain literacy learning growth;<br />Accentuate the positive—rather than forcing change from the top, down it’s time to understand and support systemic practices that make sustainable progress possible.<br />