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Developing a Collaborative, Intellectually Engaged Team to Support Reading Comprehension

Project #242

Davin Hildebrand Cheryl Treptow Andrea Pearson Michelle Hildebrand Daryl Pearson

Summary:

photo of Principal David Hildebrand and staff members

Collaboration, intellectual engagement and reading comprehension instruction are merged in this project as a team of teachers in a single school explore how a focused collaborative team can impact student learning. The team found that to impact student learning a holistic view of reading comprehension, time, teacher autonomy, professionally led professional development and collaboration through peer tutoring were important elements.  Teachers need the time, autonomy and access to resources to fund the best strategies that work for them and their students.