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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)
    • 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:

  • Consult with the ELA curriculum team about curriculum implementation, communication with stakeholders, and professional learning around instructional delivery, including

Suggestions for doing 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