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Establishing a Process to Strengthen a MTSS-R

Continuous Improvement

This video provides an overview of the continuous improvement process and details how school leaders can support this process.

A Collaborative Effort to Support School Leaders

In this presentation from CEC 2021, staff from the Lead for Literacy Center are joined by staff from three other OSEP-funded Centers to discuss the use of online resources to improve implementation of evidence-based literacy practices within a schoolwide, multi-tiered system of support.

Building a Sustainable School-wide System of Literacy Supports

Leading for Literacy NAESP Webinars

In this recorded webinar, Lead for Literacy and PROGRESS Centers discuss resources and supports for the development and implementation of high-quality, literacy-focused educational programming.

Building an Effective Schoolwide Multi-Tiered System of Support

Leading for Literacy NAESP Webinars

Sponsored in partnership with NAESP, this recorded webinar discusses how to support high quality implementation of literacy goals, instructional leadership, and professional development to improve outcomes for students with and without literacy related disabilities.

Coaching - Explore the Elements

Explore the Element: Professional Development and Job-embedded Collaborative Learning

In this Explore the Elements video, we provide guidance on coaching models, practices, and processes that can help schools implement a quality schoolwide coaching program.

Data-Based Decision Making

Explore the Element: Assessments

In this Explore the Elements video, we focus primarily on the formal types of data that are commonly collected in schools and the importance of collecting and using data to make instructional changes that support students’ literacy acquisition.

Effective Leadership for the Implementation of Evidence-based Schoolwide Literacy Instruction

In this presentation from The Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) 2021 Conference, we discuss how school administrators can get to the basics of evidence-based literacy instruction and lead effective, schoolwide literacy efforts.

High-Quality Professional Development - Explore the Elements

Explore the Element: Professional Development and Job-embedded Collaborative Learning

In this Explore the Elements video, we describe the traits of high-quality professional development across three phases: planning, implementation, and evaluation.

Highlighting Key Considerations For Literacy Screening and Assessment

Leading for Literacy NAESP Webinars

Sponsored in partnership with NAESP, this recorded webinar discusses types of data that inform reading instruction and review the quality indicators of useful data and assessments.

Highlighting Key Considerations For Monitoring Reading Progress

Leading for Literacy NAESP Webinars

Sponsored in partnership with NAESP, this recorded webinar discusses types of progress monitoring data that inform reading instruction and review the quality indicators of useful data and assessments.

Implementation Data

Explore the Element: Assessments

In this Explore the Elements video, we discuss implementation data sources and how implementation data can be used by school leaders and teams to support and strengthen the schoolwide literacy system to improve student outcomes.

Job-Embedded Learning - Explore the Elements

Explore the Element: Professional Development and Job-embedded Collaborative Learning

In this Explore the Elements video, we describe features of job-embedded professional learning and provide examples of how these learning experiences address a variety of topics related to reading instruction and assessment.

Leadership Presence - Explore the Elements

Explore the Element: Administration, Organization, and Communication

In this Explore the Elements video, we discuss the importance of administrators maintaining a constant presence in all reading instruction settings and tools they can use to collect data on the delivery of this instruction.

Leading for Literacy Virtual Summit: What Elementary School Administrators Need to Know

Leading for Literacy NAESP Webinars

Sponsored in partnership with NAESP, this Virtual Summit explores the L4L Framework as a model for developing essential literacy-related leadership skills.

Leveraging School Leaders to Increase Student Reading Success

Watch this recorded session from the 2021 OSEP Leadership & Project Directors' Conference, where Lead for Literacy joins forces with the Ohio Department of Education to explore how they are using the L4L’s framework to strengthen schoolwide reading systems.

Leveraging Tools from Other National Centers to Support Educator Preparation

Watch this session from the 2021 Virtual CEEDAR Cross State Convening featuring an interactive exploration of 3 OSEP-funded national centers that support implementation of evidence-based practices (EBPs) within a multi-tiered system of supports (MTSS).

Monitoring Reading Progress - Explore the Elements

Explore the Element: Assessments

In this Explore the Elements video, we describe how progress monitoring assessments help determine which students are on track to meet their goals, which targeted and intensive interventions are effective, and when to make an instructional change to better meet student needs.

Overview of the Lead for Literacy Framework

Framework Overview & Tools

In this overview video, we introduce the five elements of the framework and explore how these elements can help elementary school leaders.

Professional Development Plan - Explore the Elements

Explore the Element: Professional Development and Job-embedded Collaborative Learning

In this Explore the Elements video, we discuss important characteristics of a well-articulated professional development (PD) plan that incorporates key actions for planning, delivering, and evaluating schoolwide professional learning.

Professional Learning Collaboration - Explore the Elements

Explore the Element: Professional Development and Job-embedded Collaborative Learning

In this Explore the Elements video, we discuss strategies for using Professional Learning Communities as a form of collaboration to achieve desired outcomes based on a shared vision for student learning.

Professional Learning Communities (PLCs)

Continuous Improvement

This video discusses the role and function of a Professional Learning Communities (PLCs), and the efforts required by all reading instructional staff, including classroom teachers, reading interventionists, and coaches, on one or more PLCs.  Building administrators and building educators (teachers, interventionists, paraprofessionals) may find this video helpful as they analyze grade, classroom, small group, and individual student data to make necessary instructional adjustments that support students across tiers of instruction.
 

Promoting Code-based Literacy Skills in Early Elementary School

Leading for Literacy NAESP Webinars

Sponsored in partnership with NAESP, this recorded webinar focused on instructional evidence-based practices aimed at promoting children’s decoding and word reading.

Promoting Meaning-level Literacy Skills in Early Elementary School

Leading for Literacy NAESP Webinars

Sponsored in partnership with NAESP, this recorded webinar focuses on promoting children’s language and meaning-level literacy skills in early elementary school.

Reading Knowledge Base

Explore the Element: Administration, Organization, and Communication

In this Explore the Elements video, we discuss key concepts within the reading knowledge base that are aligned withthe Science of Reading. When leaders understand and can recognize these priority reading concepts and skills, they are better equipped to support reading teachers in their building and ensure students receive the instruction they need to succeed.

Reading Systems Implementation

Explore the Element: Administration, Organization, and Communication

In this Explore the Elements video, we discuss effective practices, effective implementation, and enabling contexts that contribute to an effective reading system. School leaders are an integral part of building and sustaining a system that supports all learners.

School Implementation Teams

Continuous Improvement

This video discusses the role and function of a School Implementation Team, sometimes called the MTSS-R Team, and the efforts required by a School Implementation Team to establish and solidify a schoolwide system of support in reading. Building administrators (such as principals, vice principals, grade-level team leaders, special education leaders, or literacy coaches) may find this video helpful as they establish and maintain systems to analyze data and make necessary programmatic adjustments. 
 

Screening for Reading - Explore the Elements

Explore the Element: Assessments

In this Explore the Elements video, we describe the purpose and features of effective literacy universal screening processes.

Supporting Early Literacy Instruction Pre-K to 3

Leading for Literacy NAESP Webinars

Sponsored in partnership with NAESP, this recorded webinar discusses key skills for literacy learning in young learners and resources to support implementation of evidence-based literacy practices.

Supporting Struggling Readers in Non-Public Schools

In this webinar, Abigail Foley, L4L Deputy Director, and Cory Stai, L4L Literacy Coach, modeled tools that school leaders and educators can use to enhance schoolwide reading systems and improve implementation of evidence-based literacy practices within non-public schools.

Taking a Deep Dive into Professional Development Structures

Leading for Literacy NAESP Webinars

Sponsored in partnership with NAESP, this recorded webinar discusses the critical components of high-quality professional development for effective school-wide reading programs.

Tier I (Core) Instruction

Explore the Element: Instruction and Intervention

In this Explore the Elements video, we discuss Tier I, or core, instruction, and the systems-level characteristics of an effective core reading block.

Tier II (Intervention) Instruction

Explore the Element: Instruction and Intervention

In this Explore the Elements video, we discuss characteristics of Tier II instruction and how school leaders can ensure effective implementation of Tier II reading interventions.

Tier III (Intensified Intervention) Instruction

Explore the Element: Instruction and Intervention

In this Explore the Elements video, we discuss characteristics of Tier III instruction and how school leaders can ensure effective implementation of Tier III intensive reading interventions.

Types of Assessments

Explore the Element: Assessments

In this Explore the Elements video, we describe the various types of assessments available to literacy leaders, as well as important considerations when selecting assessments.

Virtual Supports for Implementing Evidence-based Practices through Distributed Leadership

In this presentation from CEC 2021, staff from the Lead for Literacy Center are joined by staff from NAESP and WETA to discuss the use of online resources to improve implementation of evidence-based literacy practices within a schoolwide, multi-tiered system of support.