Forum 7: National Reading Conference (NRC) Study Group on Literacy Coaching
Nancy Shanklin, Sun October 28, 2007, 06:43 PM MDT
Welcome to our preconference discussions as a start up to the NRC Study Group on Literacy Coaching. The Study Group will meet from 7:25-8:25 Wednesday through Saturday at NRC in Room: Big Ben C.
Over the next month Kristin Rainville and I would like to engage all who are interested in discussion of five recent studies of literacy coaching. Three are qualitative studies and will be discussed first. The remaining two contain both quantitative and qualitative elements. We will discuss the three qualitative studies these next two weeks and then move to the mixed-methods studies.
We feel very privileged that these researchers are allowing us to read and discuss their studies. As you will see, these studies are complex, and it is very helpful to have written versions for discussion.
Our plan at NRC for the four days is: W - Discuss characteristics of the new studies on literacy coaching, the need for more to reach publication, and questions that researchers might pursue. TH - To continue and deepen our understanding of the 5 studies discussed over this next month. F - To synthesize what we are learning from the 12 (or more!) studies on literacy coaching at NRC this year. S - To determine next steps that the study group would like to pursue and to form a discussion group(s) within the Literacy Coaching Clearinghouse Website for further networking on particular projects.
Kristin and I will post next each of the three studies that we would like to discuss.
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