Literacy & Humanities
New York State English Language Arts Standards
In 2015, New York State began a process of review and revision of its current P-12 Common Core Learning Standards for English Language Arts and Literacy . These revisions were adopted in September 2017 at the Board of Regents meeting and the phase in will take place over the next several years. Full implementation of the Next Generation English Language Arts Learning Standards is set for September 2020.
Literacy Leadership serves to support the development of district and regional capacity related to the transition to the NYS Next Generation ELA/Literacy Standards. The group meets several time a year to engage in professional conversations to develop a culture of literacy and collaboration using a variety of protocols and procedures, acquire literacy/ELA information from SED, and network with other school districts literacy leaders.
2019-20 Network Meetings:
In this three part series we will focus on two critical questions:
- How does ensuring a clear understanding of curriculum, instruction, and assessment drive learning for all students?
- How do leaders best support teachers engaged in this work?
While we continue to build capacity towards the integration of Next Generation Learning Standards, we will work to build a deeper understanding of literacy research and it’s implications for instruction. Our goal is to provide the resources necessary to improve instruction, align with the Next Generation Learning Standards, and improve the literacy achievement for all students in our region.
October 22, 2019
Presentation by Dr. Timothy Shanahan of the University of Illinois, Chicago on literacy research findings, it’s implications for educators and a framework for improving literacy achievement.
February 5, 2020
May 5, 2020
CNY Teacher-Leadership Program
Researchers for the past two decades have highlighted the importance that instructional leadership provides for positive student outcomes. Traditionally appointed leaders, principals and assistant principals cannot carry the load themselves. Therefore, school administrators frequently look to department leaders and other teacher leaders to also provide increased instructional leadership. Successful schools frequently highlight the impact that collective vision and efforts had on their success.