- 68 Jay Street #426, New York, NY 11201
- Contact Person:
- Stephanie Haven, Director of Development and Teacher Support
- (718) 596-4292
- Term of Grant:
- July 2014 – December 2015
- Grantee Initiative:
- Research-based Literacy Education for All: To the CCSS Instructional Shifts and Beyond
Targeted Focus Area
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Primary Grant Focus
To advance teacher knowledge of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) instructional shifts in literacy and effective research-based practices in reading comprehension, ReadWorks is developing comprehensive teacher training and guidance for integration with its curriculum offering and website. ReadWorks is also building a new technology platform in which teacher and student user/usage data and feedback are collected and utilized to prescribe specific curriculum and guidance to teachers.
Strategies for Supporting Common Core Success
ReadWorks is working closely with a literacy expert to develop a new reference tool for educators, Literacy How-to Handbook: Linking What We Know to What We Do. This handbook is intended to provide guidance in integrating research-based strategies that help teachers make CCSS-aligned shifts in their literacy instruction. Once complete, the open-access handbook can be accessed digitally and utilized by individual teachers, instructional leaders for professional development, and teacher teams for collaborative learning.
ReadWorks currently offers a searchable database of CCSS-aligned lessons, units, and text passages for grades K-12, and is building a new technology platform that will expand current online activities to support teacher learning of CCSS-aligned instructional practices. The new platform is intended to improve teacher knowledge of the instructional shifts and provide access to high-quality curriculum within a formal online network of teachers. Capturing and analyzing user and usage data will improve the site’s effectiveness in supporting teachers’ implementation of the CCSS.