The Georgia DOE (GaDOE) has published a yearlong professional learning Science of Reading (SoR) sequence, leveraging the SoR Cox Campus courses. The professional learning includes a monthly facilitated course walkthrough, whereby educators from across the state join a synchronized video conference, take the Cox Campus coursework together and then discuss in real-time. The model allows each educator to earn IACET accredited CEUs on Cox Campus, while also providing rich discussion to deepen learning.
Attendees in 2021-22 have included classroom teachers, reading specialists, gifted, ESOL and special education teachers as well as school-based and district instructional leadership.
Growing Readers is a K-3 literacy professional learning grant designed and implemented through Georgia’s Regional Educational Service Agencies (RESAs) and administered through the Governor’s Office of Student Achievement (GOSA) and the Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE).
This collaboration is dedicated to developing relationships with teachers and leaders across the State of Georgia, grounded in evidence-based practices, so that every Georgia teacher is a reading teacher, and every child becomes a deep reader. Growing Readers is leveraging Cox Campus courses into personalized coaching rounds over the course of the two-year teacher fellowship based on each individual school and teachers’ needs.
Horizons National is a nonprofit that partners with public, independent, and charter schools, colleges, and universities to create out-of-school academic, enrichment, and social-emotional learning programs for students from pre-kindergarten through high school. Reading Specialists, Site Directors and Teachers are included in a nationwide professional learning community (PLC) leveraging five Cox Campus courses in the spring of 2022. The PLC will kick off with a Science of Reading overview webinar, followed by two nationwide discussions around explicit and systematic reading instruction practices to implement universal/standard structures across their network in the summer of 2022.
Through this partnership, Horizons will continue to foster autonomy at its regional sites, while also ensuring all children have access to explicit and systematic literacy instruction to support their learning over the summer.
As one key aspect of a citywide effort entitled “Literacy and Justice for All,” the Rollins Center is partnering with 18 private and public/private early care and learning providers across the City of Marietta in Georgia.
Teachers and instructional coaches are engaged in a personalized learning plan for the 2021-22 school year, using the Ecosystem Construction Measure self-assessment as a starting point, and leveraging Cox Campus coursework to meet their identified needs.
In addition to coursework, teachers meet monthly in a PLC and use an interactive video coaching tool so that Rollins facilitators can provide coaching, modeling and support to deepen practices based on the sciences of bilingualism, language and early literacy.
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