Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Welcome to the OSU Literacy Collaborative Blog!

Welcome to the OSU Literacy Collaborative Blog!

The Literacy Collaborative trainers at The Ohio State University are excited to begin interacting with you through this blog! The purpose of this blog is to share current research and practices in literacy education with administrators, literacy coaches and educators who are a part of our Literacy Collaborative network and those who are interested in learning more about educating children grades PreK-8. 

The Literacy Collaborative network was established in 1991 and continues to provide high-quality, research-based, professional development to hundreds of literacy coaches, intervention teachers, classroom teachers, and administrators. Our trainers have spent many years engaging in study, training and coaching from Drs. Gay Su Pinnell, Irene Fountas, and many other notable names in the field of literacy education.  Before, during and after intensive training, OSU trainers implemented this theoretical perspective in classrooms for many years. Our focus is to further research and connect this research to practice to enhance the literacy achievement of all students.

We plan to provide a variety of thought-provoking insights related to the teaching and coaching of literacy education on a bi-monthly basis. Look for our next blog during the last week of February! Our trainers will share current thinking on relevant topics and we encourage you to share your thoughts and experiences, as well.  Please forward this blog link to colleagues so we can build a large following and reach as many educators as possible.

For more information about Literacy Collaborative, visit our website at www.lcosu.org.

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