ERIC Number: ED444143
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Pathways to Literacy: A Centennial BOCES and Colorado Department of Education Project.
The "Pathways to Literacy" program was designed by teachers for teachers as a professional development activity to integrate standards with a reading and writing curriculum. It is intended as a how-to guide to help teachers learn to do a better job of implementing standards in their classrooms, or for related purposes such as improving writing instruction or encouraging teacher collaboration. It was developed as teachers in Colorado, from kindergarten through twelfth grade, met monthly to develop a common understanding of standards, examine critically student work, and share effective classroom practices. The booklet gives an overview of how the initial groups framed their work, some advice on how others can proceed, and resources to help begin a "Pathways to Literacy" program in one's own school. The booklet is in 9 sections: (1) Introduction; (2) Purposes; (3) What Do Teachers in a Pathways Program Do? (4) How Does Pathways to Literacy Work? (5) An Overview of the Initial Groups (including Broad Goals, Major Activities and Accomplishments, and Lessons Learned); (6) Some Tips (including Starting Out, Early On, and Midway); (7) Some Protocols You May Be Able To Use (including descriptions of the Tuning Protocol--a structured way of critically examining teacher work; and the Collaborative Assessment Conference--which studies student work to determine a student's strengths and weaknesses and the implications of those findings for instruction); (8) Vignettes (some topics or activities that generated lots of discussion); and (9) Resources (listing 5 Web sites). (SR)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (ED), Washington, DC. Goals 2000 Program.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Colorado