instructional change

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Making the Change: One District’s Science of Reading Journey

Monday, July 17, 2023
Learn how Spencer Community School District's universal pivot to science-of-reading-aligned literacy instruction began, what the implementation process looked like, and how the shift has impacted educators, students, caregivers, and administrators.
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Using a Data-Driven Instructional Cycle to Improve Core Literacy Instruction in Middle School

Tuesday, December 3, 2019
Learn about an instructional cycle that also involves coaching and planning next steps as a team in our Q&A with Cedar Rapids Schools’ administrators.
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One District’s Journey to Every Middle School Student Achieving Literacy Proficiency

Tuesday, June 4, 2019
Cedar Rapids schools are creating a shared literacy instructional vision and partnering with the Iowa Reading Research Center.
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Sioux City Principals See Improvement in Student Literacy Outcomes and Engagement as Small-Group, Skills-Based Instruction Implementation Continues

Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Monitoring and reviewing student literacy data, teacher commitment, and setting clear expectations have led to success for two principals implementing small-group, skills-based instruction in elementary schools in Sioux City.