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Preparation

Description

The team develops a curriculum framework by selecting key components of research-informed instructional practices, literacy assessments, curriculum materials, and any supplemental resources that make literacy accessible for all students. The team also assesses current and/or new instructional materials using a rubric to provide detailed information about the extent to which a resource aligns to the district’s vision and Michigan ELA standards.

Action steps:

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Supports currently available through the Wayne RESA Literacy Team:

  • See the Wayne RESA Professional Development Catalog for a comprehensive list of professional learning opportunities
  • Conduct a curriculum materials inventory
  • Consult with district/building leaders about the process of developing a curriculum framework
  • 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
  • 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
  • Invite a Wayne RESA Literacy Consultant into all platforms for support