Reconnecting in DC By: Danielle Fontenot, Literacy Coach Program Director In June, Janee’ Butler and I had the opportunity to reconnect with over 3,500 charter school educators, school leaders, and national, state, and local advocates in Washington, D.C. The 2022 National Charter Schools Conference took place in Washington, DC, from June 19 … [Read more...] about Reconnecting in DC
LIT Academy Makes Stop in Lafayette Parish By: Liza Kostreva, Miranda Gremillion, and Dr. Tyre' Jenkins, Regional Literacy Specialists It was an honor and privilege to join the literacy team of Lafayette Parish, where we met for two days at J.W. Faulk Elementary. We were able to tailor each Lit Academy session to meet their elementary school … [Read more...] about LIT Academy Makes Stop in Lafayette Parish
Louisiana LIT Academy Partners with Madison Parish Schools to Impact Literacy By: Alicia Gehrls, Regional Literacy Specialist The Center for Literacy and Learning has taken the Louisiana LIT Academy on the road this summer. The trip included a stop in Tallulah, Louisiana, where The Center’s LIT Academy team facilitated sessions for the … [Read more...] about Louisiana LIT Academy Partners with Madison Parish Schools to Impact Literacy
Lighting it Up with Lit Academy By: Ashley Watson-Stroud, Ph.D., Regional Literacy Specialist Lit Academy team 6 had the privilege of working with the dedicated educators of the Redesign School District. Teachers, Literacy Coaches, Administrators, and District Personnel met on June 15th and 16th at Glen Oaks Middle School’s campus to … [Read more...] about Lighting it Up with Lit Academy
Planning for next school year? Count your WINS! By: Liza Kostreva, Regional Literacy Specialist, May 2022 It’s May. The end of the school year is fast approaching – and while days are filled with testing, graduations, celebrations, closeouts, and more, this is an important time to take a pause, to slow down, and to reflect upon the past year … [Read more...] about Planning for next school year? Count your WINS!
A Closer Look at Skilled Reading: The Importance of Vocabulary and Background Knowledge By: Alicia Gehrls, Regional Literacy Specialist There’s more to reading than meets the eye. Printed word recognition is only one of the many components of skilled reading. To understand what is read, one must make connections to the words lifted from the … [Read more...] about A Closer Look at Skilled Reading: The Importance of Vocabulary and Background Knowledge