Free Professional Development Resources to Strengthen Early Literacy Outcomes
The Reading Recovery Council of North America is pleased to partner with the U.S. Department of Education to offer professional development resources and activities to strengthen early literacy outcomes with students nationwide. This project is supportive of the Department of Education's priorities, including promoting innovation and excellence in America's schools, improving professional development and mentoring for teachers, focusing on the lowest-performing students and schools, and providing solutions to close the achievement gap.
Effective Literacy Practices Video Library
Web-based professional development modules provide extensive examples of effective literacy practices used by Reading Recovery and classroom teachers. Each of the six modules includes a short video and a 2-page downloadable reference guide. The video library will help K-3 teachers, Reading Recovery teachers, literacy coaches, and school administrators explore effective teaching.
RTI Information Initiative
Video, print, and online materials provide information on Reading Recovery as an effective evidence-based first-grade component of RTI.
Cost-Effectiveness Research Analysis
Evaluation of a 2-year study comparing the effectiveness of one-to-one vs. small-group instruction will bring new information and understanding of the cost-effectiveness implications of teacher-student ratio. Group sizes of 1:2, 1:3, and 1:5 were studied.