ERIC Number: ED458567
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
Report of the Regional Literacy Network Annual Meeting (1st, Chicago, Illinois, April 24, 2001).
Righeimer, Jennie M.
Housed within the Center for Curriculum and Technology at the North Central Regional Educational Laboratory (NCREL) is the Literature Signature Area, with the primary purpose of improving the reading achievement of all students by providing assistance to state education agencies, intermediate state educational units, and local school districts in defining and implementing research-based best practices in literacy. One activity was to establish and convene state education literacy teams to facilitate information sharing and collaboration in the North Central Region. NCREL formed state literacy teams that included educators from state departments, district and school administrators, university educators, curriculum specialists, and elementary and secondary educators. These teams became the Regional Literacy Network, which focused on the following themes: ascertaining individual state needs; building capacity and collaboration within the region; and developing an awareness of the different perspectives held by literacy professional educators. This report summarizes the two sessions held at NCREL's first annual meeting, outlining the following for the morning session: Rationale; Critical Issues; Analysis; Goals, Action Plans, and Evaluations; Reading Excellence Act (REA); and States' Initiatives; and for the afternoon session: Rationale; Points of Cross-States Collaboration; Cross-States Group Session Reports; Evaluation and Survey; and Future Plans. (Contains a participants' list.) (NKA)
Descriptors: Educational Cooperation, Elementary Secondary Education, Literacy, Public Schools, Reading Achievement, State Departments of Education, Teamwork
North Central Regional Educational Laboratory, 1120 East Diehl Road, Suite 200, Naperville, IL 60563. Tel: 800-356-2735 (Toll Free).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: North Central Regional Educational Lab., Oak Brook, IL.