California Department of Education Special Education Division

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ongoing Learning

To facilitate ongoing learning to collaboratively build skills and capacity, there is a Project READ Online Learning Community, which includes discussion forums, a resource library, and events calendar. This community is open to all Project READ participants. In addition, there’s a Coaches Corner online group where Project READ Site Coaches share resources, ask questions, and have live chats with each other.

Each Project READ School Site is provided a Site Coach who offers ongoing support over five years to teachers, administrators, and the site team in implementing the key elements of Project READ. Site Coaches are reading instruction experts, who also work collaboratively with teams.

In the final two years of Project READ, comes the selection of Exemplar Sites, who participate in sharing their learning and approach with other interested California middle schools through speaking on webinars, hosting site visits, and presenting at Regional Meetings. The Regional Meetings are open to both existing Project READ sites and sites interested in learning more about implementing Project READ.

Evaluation activities are integrated into the implementation of Project READ to provide continuous feedback for program improvement. Every effort is made to ensure that the checklists, data reports, and tools used in the field serve to address both the evaluation needs and the sites and coaches in the ongoing implementation process.

Each Project READ School Site is provided a Site Coach who offers ongoing support to teachers, administrators, and the site team in implementing the key elements of Project READ.