ERIC Number: ED463513
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Feb
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A Model for K-12 Reading Achievement through University/School District Collaboration.
Turner, Trevor A.; Williams, Claudette H.
Ongoing professional development is at the core of Project Reading Excellence at "Boggsville" Elementary School (a pseudonym) and is intricately woven throughout all related activities. This professional development program is built on the pillars of sound scientific-based reading research, best teaching practices, and appropriate intervention strategies that foster student achievement. The model recognizes that a total school effort will be needed to attack the problems of poor reading performance. This paper delineates the program model and furnishes a proposal for the development of Boggsville Elementary School as a demonstration school in reading excellence. It outlines the following: purpose; goals and objectives; and preparation activities (preparation of administrators and of staff). The paper states that workshops will be conducted by faculty of Clark Atlanta University and by qualified staff from the "Bailey" School District. It explains the doctoral program (Ed.D.) supported by the school district and a master's degree program leading to a degree in teaching reading. The paper also discusses training of non-instructional staff; training of tutors; preparing parents for reading program support; evaluating the professional development plan; and management of the professional development plan. It states that the model represents a fast track for credentialing and better equipping instructional staff and administrators to improve student performance and facilitates co-reform in the school system as well as in the university. A timeline for completion of professional development plan activities is attached. (NKA)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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