JCS Literacy Teachers Meet Core Action # 1 Expectations! Congratulations!
In Jefferson County Schools, ELA teachers have been working very hard to meet our vision for literacy for all students. The first part of that vision is for all students to receive research-based, high-quality literacy instruction that is on-grade level, engaging and rigorous. Our district team, school administrators, and TNTP partners visit classrooms to support teachers in meeting our vision and goals. (These visits are called learning walks.)
We want to give a big shout-out to our ELA teachers for their diligence in implementing our new ELA curriculum with integrity! In our last learning walks in K-8, we had 100% of our ELA teachers using the materials. Students are spending the majority of their time in ELA reading, writing and/or speaking about high-quality texts. Our mid-year data so far shows that students are seeing the benefit of that work! Even TNTP, our partner for ELA, commented that we are one of the first districts they have seen in their experience across the state and the country to accomplish this level of implementation.
Congrats ELA teachers! Thank you so much for all of your hard work supporting the literacy vision! As a result of this continued work, students will be able to think critically about the world and respond in an informed way.