Forum 14-NRC 08 Study Grp-Biancarosa, Bryk, & Dexter, Assessing the Value-Added Effects of Literacy Collaborative Professional Development on Student Learning
Nancy Shanklin, Mon October 27, 2008, 06:31 PM MDT
Those of you who attended NRC in 07 will remember the excellent set of papers presented on Saturday morning on the work of the Literacy Collaborative. Others may have heard further presentations by this group at AERA 08.
At NRC this year we are very lucky! They are presenting a session with four papers on W, 3:00-4:30 PM in Salon B. The over all title of the session is "The Longitudinal Impact of Literacy Collaborative on Teacher Development and Student Achievement: Final Results from a Four-year Quasi-esperimental Study."
This is important work that has been IES funded. This research team includes Irene Fountas, Gay Su Pinnell, Anthony Bryk, Gina Biancarosa, Patricia Scharer, Allison Atteberry, Heather Hough, Emily Dexter, and Lisa Walker.
We will be discussing their work in the Study Group on TH morning. Members of the research team will be in attendance. This will allow us to interact with them about the papers posted here and their presentation on W. We will post in separate forums 3 to 4 of their papers to read, study, and discuss prior to NRC. The link to the project's website is:
This is the third of three forums that we will create around the papers that link to the Literacy Collaborative so that we can discuss them before NRC. Please see Forums 12-14. The papers build upon each other, so you may want to start with Forum 12 first.