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Everyone Has an Important Role to Play

Working Together

As districts and schools continue the transition to new standards, we must include everyone who has a stake in improved literacy learning as a key contributor to the process.

—Recommendation #3, based on findings from the 2014 NCLE report Remodeling Literacy Learning Together

Sharing Leadership

"There's a lot of wisdom in the room. We know what the problems are, we know what the areas of need are, there's a lot of research out there. By us coming together as communities of practice, we really begin to get our hands dirty and make meaning out of things that are local to us."

—John Staumont, principal of Jellick Elementary School


Sharing Expertise

"One of the greatest things we learned was that 'data' is not always numbers . . . not always quantifiable . . . and [this realization] forced us to ask more questions and set next steps for determining how to get more information."

"Our literacy, our learning, and our experiences are in our own backyard; and we have to get out there and find them."

—Members of Rowland School District's Communities of Practice reflecting on a year of shared learning and change




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