The Literacy Initiative joins the Connecticut State Department of Education in the commitment to a balanced approach to literacy instruction in order for all students, including students with disabilities and students at-risk, to develop the proficiency, confidence, and fluency in reading, writing, speaking, listening, viewing, and thinking needed to meet the literacy demands of the 21st century.
This commitment is realized through continuous collaborative efforts with State Department of Education consultants endeavoring to plan a statewide, comprehensive approach to professional development with regard to literacy.
Literacy Data Teams
SERC Works: Spring 2011
This issue describes some of the highlights of the Analyzing Literacy Data for Tiers of Instruction project, which helps school-based data teams establish and enhance the systems necessary to inform instruction and raise the literacy achievement of their students.
- Please see our interview series with experts in the field of literacy. Click on the links below to read the entire interview with each of the experts.
- Jo Gusman, the founder of New Horizons in Education, Inc., is a former teacher and nationally-known presenter who specializes in the area of English language learners. She offered a workshop through SERC on October 29, 2008.
- Dr. Margie B. Gillis is the president and founder of Literacy How, Inc., which provides professional development in the area of literacy to educators. She offered the workshops Explicit Teaching: A Model for the Older Dependent Reader on November 15 and 30, 2011 and Multi-sensory Structured Language Instruction on February 4 and March 3, 2012.
- Fay Shin is a Professor in the Department of Teacher Education at California State University, Long Beach. She received her Ph.D. in Education and a Master’s degree in Teaching E.S.L. from the University of Southern California.
For more information, please contact:
, (860) 632-1485 ext. 376;
, (860) 632-1485 ext. 312 or Education Services Specialist