School Learning Communities|Learning Community In Schools|Improving Reading Comprehension

By: Lindamood_bell

Performance to receive a more structured and leveled lesson plan. The lessons are differentiated according to the groupís learning profile. At both the elementary and the secondary level, content area teachers learn to apply the cognitive-based methodology throughout the curricula.

In a Tier 3 intervention setting (K-12), Lindamoodbell collaborates with schools to identify appropriate students for small group instruction. Criteria for inclusion may vary based on personnel resources, overall student need, and instruction goals of the schools. Generally factors such as achievement data, IEP needs, limited English proficiency, or limited progress in Tiers 1 & 2 instruction qualify students for the intervention. Small group instruction is scheduled daily for 90 to 120 minutes for duration of one to two semesters. Students are duration of instruction. Group size ranges from two to five students and may include multiple grade levels within the same group.

Web-based data management
Teachers and administrators receive training and access in Lindamood-bellís web-based data management system. This includes an automated test-scoring module that generates individualized student reports, progress monitoring data, and attendance tracking.

Leadership Institute
Lindamood-Bell provides a one to two-day in-services prior to the start of the partnership. Leaders learn instructional methodology, how to analyze data to determine varied instructional needs, and how to monitor classroom and small group instruction. Emphasis is placed on principles as instructional leaders with specific responsibilities in monitoring program quality and fidelity. A shared vision of program goals and expectation is developed by school /district leadership and clearly communication to all constituents, including teachers and parent.

Lindamood-Bell* Consultant Certification Program
Lindamood-Bell* Consultant Certification Program is a comprehensive and customized professional development plan for key instructional leaders. Candidates participate in advanced workshop and professional development activities with the goal of sustaining program quality and fidelity throughout the school. Certification is competency based, and candidates must renew their certification annually.

Community Outreach
Lindamood-Bell provides overview presentations, Tips for Home, and parent events to increase community awareness and involvement in the literacy initiative. Each year, we partner with hundreds of school and districts to implement this comprehensive model. Past partners have included public and private schools in both urban and rural areas. Title 1 schools and districts, schools for students with learning differences, special education cooperatives, adult education centers, and juvenile probation facilities. Our Professional Learning Community model is effective with diverse learning population of all ages. Our partnerships are regularly reported on by the press and education researchers and have been recognized as a model of success in increasing student achievement.

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In addition to applicability to Special Education settings. Our programs and model is appropriate for professional development to address the needs of English Learners and regular education classrooms.

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