Research has shown that teacher effectiveness is the most important school-based factor that influences student achievement. Studies have also shown that there is substantial variation in teacher effectiveness to improve student outcomes.
Literacy Design Collaborative aims to help teachers improve their effectiveness in the classroom with a focus on supporting their literacy instruction. Literacy Design Collaborative provides professional development, coaching, and resources to support teachers to work collaboratively in their schools to create and use high-quality literacy instruction materials aimed at improving students’ reading, research, and writing skills. Teachers across content areas— including English language arts, social studies, and science— can use the Literacy Design Collaborative program.