Metropolitan Omaha Education Consortium


Spring 2019–Spring 2022

The goal of the project was to provide guidance and technical assistance to help participating metropolitan Omaha school districts improve early literacy proficiency. 

Implementation planning began in the spring of 2019. During the fall of 2019, school district educators completed the eLearning Effective Literacy Instruction module at their own pace. The Iowa Reading Research Center provided additional in-person professional learning to school district literacy leaders, who then supported educators as they implemented what they learned from eLearning. The same format was followed during the spring of 2020 when educators also completed the Small-Group, Skills-Based Instruction module. Implementation was more limited during the 2020–2021 school year as schools dealt with the pandemic. However, they remained committed to the work on early literacy and began planning to resume the project in the 2021-2022 school year.