Adolescent Literacy, Field Tested
Center of Excellence for Adolescent Literacy and Learning
To integrate literacy across the curriculum, efforts are vital to understand teachers' change process, to explore the factors involved in teacher change across the curriculum, and to clarify factors that most influence change in middle and high school teachers involved in professional development. To support such efforts, the Center of Excellence for Adolescent Literacy and Learning (CEALL) provides professional development for secondary teachers that embeds experience with research-based content area reading strategies in a learning cycle with student-centered assessment and instruction. CEALL focuses on improving literacy instruction and learning using a two-year train the trainer model for Teaching Consultants in the four major content areas: science, mathematics, English/language arts, and social studies. When teachers view content area reading strategies not as something extra they must do apart from content area teaching but as a vehicle for improving their instructional effectiveness, change occurs.
Headley, K., & Gillis, V. (2009).
Center of Excellence for Adolescent Literacy and Learning.
In S.R. Parris, D. Fisher, & K. Headley (Eds.), Adolescent Literacy, Field Tested (pp. 204-218). Newark, DE: International Reading Association.