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ERIC Number: ED470739
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Pages: 40
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
The Story of SCORE: The Mississippi Writing/Thinking Institute Takes on a Statewide Reading Initiative. Models of Inservice. National Writing Project at Work.
Herring-Harris, Lynette; Hansbrough, Cassandria B.
The National Writing Project at Work monograph series describes National Writing Project (NWP) work, often shared informally or in workshops through the NWP network, and offers detailed chronological accounts for sites interested in adopting and adapting the models. This monograph--"The Story of SCORE"--is a realistic look at how an established NWP state network broadened its teacher-consultant leadership capacity while taking on a state initiative and turning it into an opportunity to forge strong alliances with educational policymakers. The monograph describes a professional development program for secondary reading that began as a passing comment in a staff meeting and grew into a statewide model for secondary reading instruction. It explains that cooperative effort developed a new model for professional growth, SCORE: Secondary Content Opening to Reading Excellence, that would stand up to the challenges of preparing secondary teachers to teach reading as well as content-area material. The monograph notes that in the first year, 1999, there were 13 five-day series led by 22 writing project teacher-consultants trained to be SCORE presenters, and since then the Mississippi Department of Education has funded another 12 five-day series. It states that school districts are beginning to negotiate directly with local writing projects to have SCORE as the linchpin for their middle and high school inservice packages. The monograph's first section covers the story of the Mississippi Writing/Thinking Institute's response to the state's request for proposals and the development of the inservice model. The second section explains SCORE from a presenter's viewpoint. Appended are a list of selected articles and a timeline, a workshop agenda, and homework assignments. (NKA)
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Writing Project, Berkeley, CA.
Identifiers - Location: Mississippi