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  • KUCRLLEARNINGCONFERENCE2018:TACKLINGADOLESCENTLITERACY:ASIX-STEPGUIDEFORASCHOOL-WIDEAPPROACH

    Lesson#1:TietheWorktoaCommonVision:

    TheNorthCarolinaVisionandMissionStatement: VisionStatement:WearecommittedtobuildingcapacitytoprovidehighqualityprofessionaldevelopmenttargetingadolescentliteracyanchoredinEvidenceBasedPracticesandsupportedbytechnicalassistanceandcoaching,resultinginincreasedteacherknowledgeandsustainedimplementationofhighlyeffectiveclassroompractices.

    MissionStatement:Ourmissionistoincrementallybuildastatewideapproachtoestablishanunderstandingofthecomponentsofadolescentliteracyprogrammingandreplicatesuccessesacrossthestatebybuildingacorenetworkofprofessionaldevelopersatthestate,regionalandlocallevel.

    Lesson#2:DeliveraConsistentMessage:

    Establishacommonframeworkforunderstandingadolescentliteracy(RefertotheAdolescentLiteracyFrame)

    Createaplanfordeliveringtheinitialinformation.Lesson#3:AssesstheLevelofReadinessforChange:

    Taketimetounderstandtheschoolthatisundergoingthechange.(RefertotheStaffSurvey) Reviewdatafromvarioussourcestoidentifyareasofneed.(RefertotheLiteracyProfileWorksheet) Developsystemsofsharedleadershiptohelpmakedecisionsanddrivethechange.

    Lesson#4:DesignaRobustPlanforProfessionalDevelopment,CoachingandMentoring.

    Createaprofessionaldevelopmentplanthataddressestheareasofneedidentifiedintheliteracyprofile.

    (RefertotheAdolescentLiteracyActionPlanForm) Buildpositiveworkingrelationships.

    Lesson#4:BuildCapacity:

    Identifyindividualswhoexhibitpotentialandrecruitthemtoassumeleadershiproles. Bepreparedtoaddressshiftsinkeypersonnel. Takeadvantageofthemicro-credentialsystemofcertification.

    Lesson#5:DONTGIVEUP!

    Improvementseldom,ifever,occursonastraighttrajectory;ittypicallyinvolvesbumpsandslides,aswellasgratifyingleaps.

    SchoolReformfromtheInsideOut:Policy,Practice,andPerformance byRichardF.Elmore

    TacklingAdolescentLiteracyASystematicGuideforaSchool-WideApproach

  • www.sim.kucrl.orgwww.ncsip.orgwww.evidenceforessa.orgwww.adlit.org/webcasts/makingroom/AllianceforExcellentEducation.AdolescentLiteracy:BridgingtheCollege-andCareer-ReadinessGaphttp://all4ed.org/reports-factsheets/adolescentliteracybridging/ Biancarosa,C.,&Snow,C.E.(2006).ReadingnextAvisionforactionandresearchinmiddleandhighschoolliteracy:AreporttoCarnegieCorporationofNewYork(2nded.).Washington,DC:AllianceforExcellentEducation.Afull-textPDFisavailableforfreedownloadfromwww.all4ed.organdwww.carnegie.org/literacyhttps://www.carnegie.org/media/filer_public/b7/5f/b75fba81-16cb-422d-ab59-373a6a07eb74/ccny_report_2004_reading.pdf Boulay,Beth,BarbaraGoodson,MichaelFrye,MichelleBlocklin,andCristoferPrice.(2015).SummaryofresearchgeneratedbyStrivingReadersontheeffectivenessofinterventionsforstrugglingadolescentreaders(NCEE2016-4001).Washington,DC:NationalCenterforEducationEvaluationandRegionalAssistance,InstituteofEducationSciences,U.S.DepartmentofEducation.ThisreportisavailableontheIESwebsiteathttp://ies.ed.gov/ncee.http://ies.ed.gov/ncee/pubs/20164001/pdf/20164001.pdf CarnegieCouncilonAdvancingAdolescentLiteracy.(2010).Timetoact:Anagendaforadvancingadolescentliteracyforcollegeandcareersuccess.NewYork,NY:CarnegieCorporationofNewYork.Afull-textPDFofthisdocumentisavailableforfreedownloadfromwww.carnegie.org/literacyhttps://www.carnegie.org/media/filer_public/8c/8d/8c8dfd82-b5fc-4bb9-8bd1-bb262175eaf4/ccny_report_2010_tta_agenda.pdf Kamil,M.L.,Borman,G.D.,Dole,J.,Kral,C.C.,Salinger,T.,andTorgesen,J.(2008).Improvingadolescentliteracy:Effectiveclassroomandinterventionpractices:APracticeGuide(NCEE#2008-4027).Washington,DC:NationalCenterforEducationEvaluationandRegionalAssistance,InstituteofEducationSciences,U.S.DepartmentofEducation.Retrievedfromhttp://ies.ed.gov/ncee/wwc.ThisreportisavailableontheIESWebsiteathttp://ies.ed.gov/ncee/wwc.http://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/ED502398.pdf Hock,M.R.,Brasseur,I.F.,Deshler,D.D.Catts,H.W.,Marquis,J.G.,Mark,C.A.,Stribling,J.W.WhatistheReadingComponentSkillProfileofAdolescentStrugglingReadersinUrbanSchools?LearningDisabilitiesQuarterly,32no1,Winter2009. WhatContent-AreaTeachersShouldKnowAboutAdolescentLiteracy.Todownloadthisdocument,visitwww.nifl.gov.https://lincs.ed.gov/publications/pdf/adolescent_literacy07.pdf

  • Listedbelowaresomerecommendationstoconsiderwhenestablishingaschool-wideapproachto

    adolescentliteracy.(Adaptedfrom:CreatingaCultureofLiteracy:AGuideforMiddleandHigh

    SchoolPrincipals,NationalAssociationofSecondarySchoolPrincipals,Reston,Virginia,2005)

    Identifystrengthsandweaknessesintheareaofliteracy.

    o Developadataplantodeterminetheliteracylevelsofyourstudents.

    o Selectareasforimprovement

    o Determinethesystemschangesneededtosupportaliteracyinitiative.

    DevelopaLiteracyLeadershipTeamto:

    o Developandprioritizeneedsanddeterminehotomeetthoseneeds

    o Collectandanalyzemultipleformsofdatatosharewithstaff.

    o Supporttheimplementationofresearch-validatedmethodstoincreaseliteracy.

    Createacollaborativeenvironmentthatfosterssharingandlearning.

    o Provideopportunitiesforteacherstoworktogetherandtodiscussissues.

    o Encouragecollaborativepractices.

    o Buildcapacitybyfosteringleadershipskillswithinthefaculty.

    Developaschool-wideorganizationalmodelthatsupportsextendedtimeforliteracy

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    o Createperiodsfordifferentlevelsofintensityofinstruction

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    o Targetprofessionaldevelopmentforteacherswhoprovidemoreintensivelevelsof

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    o Providejob-embeddedsupport,coachingandprofessionaldevelopment.

    o Provideadministrativesupport,e.g.classroomvisits,verbalsupport,etc.

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