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Capacity Building

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Focusing on the collective capacity within a team, a school, a district, or an organization while also attending to rising literacy expectations increases the likelihood of effectively meeting the teaching and learning demands associated with the modern multi-faceted definition of literacy.



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Taking Inquiry to Scale: An Alternative to Traditional Approaches to Education Reform

Taking Inquiry to Scale: An Alternative to Traditional Approaches to Education Reform




English Journal"Mentoring and Teacher Development"
English Journal, January 2013


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Online Learning

Better Learning through Structured Teacher Support

Focus on the Core: An Introduction to Instructional Rounds

When Good Enough Is Not Enough: Pursuing Teaching Excellence


National Center for Literacy Education

Literacy in Learning ExchangeWorking in Concert to Strengthen Literacy Education Across the Nation…Collaborative tools, resources, and groups engaged in professional learning that strengthens the collective capacity of the organization.

Framework for Capacity Building

Asset Inventory for Collaborative Teams

How Traditional and Capacity Building Approaches Differ 


Research & Position Statements

NCLE ReportBuilding Capacity to Transform Literacy Learning

Remodeling Literacy Education

Making Room for What Works: Principals and Literacy Instruction


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