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Action

Description

The district communicates the vision of literacy and ELA curriculum framework to all stakeholders through continuous professional learning and access to complete sets of materials and resources. Teachers use the district’s ELA curriculum framework as a guide to implement research-supported literacy components aligned to state standards and essential instructional practices within and across all grade levels.

Action steps:

  • Consider expanding/reconfiguring the ELA curriculum team
    • This team should remain fluid to allow new voices in the implementation process of the curriculum
  • Communicate the district’s vision of literacy and ELA curriculum framework to all stakeholders through multiple platforms, such as
    • videos/screencasts
    • emails
    • utilization of a central location for curriculum materials (i.e., vision of literacy, pacing guides)
      • some examples of central locations include Atlas Rubicon, Google Suite, SharePoint
    • feedback loops
    • grade level meetings/PLCs
  • Provide professional learning through
    • whole staff professional development sessions
    • PLCs
    • coaching support
    • publisher presentations
  • Align instructional delivery by utilizing
  • Select and organize curricular resources and materials including
    • publisher launches and training
    • consumable texts for teachers and students
    • online supplemental resources for teachers and students
    • supplemental resources (i.e., trade books)
    • inventory plan (i.e., checklists, book returns)

Supports currently available through the Wayne RESA Literacy Team:

  • See the Wayne RESA Professional Development Catalog for a comprehensive list of professional learning opportunities
  • Consult with the ELA curriculum team about curriculum implementation, communication with stakeholders, and professional learning around instructional delivery, including
  • Collaborate with Department of Literacy consultants to generate resources specific to this layer, such as slide decks, communication tools, applications and other forms and documents
  • Additionally, districts/schools can request customized support by completing the Wayne RESA PD Request Form

Suggestions for engaging in this work remotely:

  • Create a tentative timeline for the work
  • Use an LMS, such as Google Classroom or Moodle, to house resources (i.e., documents, presentations, articles) and facilitate whole group discussions
  • Set firm deadlines for responses
  • Use a virtual conferencing platform (i.e., Zoom or Google Meet) to review plans and/or achieve consensus
  • Explore publishers’ online offerings for remote professional development
  • Invite a Wayne RESA Literacy Consultant into all platforms for support