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Contemplation

Description

The district is working towards a district-wide cohesive vision of literacy and forms an ELA curriculum team. After analyzing assessment results and teacher surveys, the team studies the components of research-informed ELA instruction, acquires a deep understanding of Michigan ELA content standards and best practices within and across grade levels, and establishes the district’s vision of high quality instruction.

Action steps:

Supports currently available through the Wayne RESA Literacy Team:

  • Consult with district/building leaders about the process of a curriculum review
  • Guide the district in conducting a curriculum audit
  • Advise the ELA curriculum team as they draft their vision of literacy
  • Provide professional learning on 
  • 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

Suggestions for doing this work remotely:

  • Create a tentative timeline for Contemplation work
  • Use an LMS, such as Google Classroom or Moodle, to house resources (i.e., documents, presentations, articles) and facilitate whole group discussions
  • Consider digital platforms to inventory or audit the current curriculum
  • Set firm deadlines for responses
  • Use a virtual conferencing platform (i.e., Zoom or Google Meet) to review plans and/or achieve consensus
  • Invite a Wayne RESA Literacy Consultant into all platforms for support