Think College Now, Oakland
The team of three elementary school teachers will conduct “job-embedded” professional development in the form of lab-sites (action research in the classroom during the course of an entire lesson) to help increase the effectiveness of classroom Reading Workshops. A Teacher’s College Reading and Writing Project staff developer will be engaged five times during the 2015-16 school year. The project team will collaborate in the interim to implement the coach’s suggestions school-wide through professional development, peer coaching, and cross-grade level consultancies. Eventually, the teacher team will develop a plan for supporting and hosting lab-sites at their school through the following academic year.