In 2022-2023, our District’s 25 elementary schools gained early access to a new, evidence-based core resource, HMH’s Into Reading, and, in the same year, we partnered with STRIVE to implement a system for data driven decision making aligned to current research in reading. In planning our system-wide professional learning, Debbie, Kathi and Ashlie offered expert and nuanced advice on how educators might on-ramp into the core resource while concurrently refining their implementation of the STRIVE data system and related targeted-activities.
Our STRIVE consultants were instrumental in helping our instructional coaches, building and district leaders, and teachers understand how each component of the resource and system could (re)shape their instruction and effectively move students through the stages of reading development. STRIVE offered anticipatory and responsive support, created and collaborated on communications and guiding documents, modeled in classrooms, led professional learning, and sat with educators, side-by-side, to reflect. Going into 2023-2024 and year one of full implementation, we are celebrating and have a coherent and shared vision of highly effective approaches to teaching and learning in literacy. Thank you, STRIVE!
Elementary Assistant Director of Curriculum & Professional Learning