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Congratulations to the site leaders on completing level one of implementation

We were impressed with Reading Ways' Ohio site leaders as they completed the first stage of implementation! These instructional leaders sought to create personalized learning opportunities for faculty members during a year of many changes. 
Published
June 17, 2021
Updated:
June 22, 2021
Erin Kourafas
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We were impressed with Reading Ways' Ohio site leaders as they completed the first stage of implementation! These instructional leaders sought to create personalized learning opportunities for faculty members during a year of many changes. 

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Who is a Reading Ways Site Leader?

Site leaders are dedicated to supporting their colleagues in developing discipline-specific literacy practices. During level one of implementation, Site Leaders, with the guidance of Reading Ways consultants, use our online learning system and our collection of digital and print resources to lead teacher teams in ongoing inquiry, discussion, and reflection as they are introduced to important topics in language and literacy development such as: 

  • the challenge of adolescent reading
  • disciplinary literacy
  • academic vocabulary
  • content-specific vocabulary
  • academic and civic discussion and argumentation
  • text complexity and multiple texts.


The Class of 2021: A Year in Review

This year, we onboarded twenty-four teachers from Ohio to the platform. The teacher was provided with numerous instructional resources categorized by topic. Across 30 lesson topics, teachers contributed over 300 insightful responses! As a team, they met in small groups led by the Site Leader to unpack, discuss, and collaborate on disciplinary literacy. Teachers were shown ways to generate discussions in the classroom by Site Leaders using discussion protocols and talk moves. Discussion protocols were well received by the teachers. One teacher stated, “I really loved the use of the discussion protocols used during [meetings] in order to give us an idea of what they would look like when used within the classroom.” Over time, meetings also naturally became a time for reflection on one's own practices and ways to improve them. 


Celebrating this years’ accomplished

In recognition of the hard work done by the Site Leaders, Reading Ways held a celebratory meeting. In the meeting, Site Leaders were awarded certificates and transcripts for successful completion of level 1 implementations. Principals and superintendents attended to congratulate them on completing the academic year strong and to note the enthusiasm among teachers for this unique and motivating professional development opportunity. 


Reading Ways looks forward to welcoming these inspirational Site Leaders back for Year 2!

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