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 Madison Parish Schools district literacy team. Madison Parish Schools has “deemed [the 2022-2023 school year] as the year of IMPACT,” says Regina Alexander, Literacy Project Director for Madison Parish Schools. She continued saying The Center’s LIT Academy team “delivered the foundation our team needed at this defining moment for literacy in our schools.”
The two-day LIT Academy included sessions to assist educators with aligning their ELA curricula and instruction with the Science of Reading and teaching reading and writing across content areas. Additionally, the Madison Parish Schools district literacy team dug into their data, planned interventions to meet the literacy needs of all their students, and began working to create district and school literacy plans. The LIT Academy team from The Center “brought clarity that will allow us to support teachers in making appropriate decisions that will IMPACT student success,” states Alexander.
The Center for Literacy and Learning maintains that everyone is empowered through literacy. The Louisiana LIT Academy is just one way The Center hopes to impact literacy outcomes across the state. Alexander claims The Center’s LIT Academy “is beneficial for helping school literacy teams establish and maintain a culture of literacy and much more.”