The Center on Instruction provided an orientation to the recently released Adolescent Literacy Walk-through for Principals: A Guide for Instructional Leaders – Grades 4-12 on August 10, 2009. This interactive webinar hosted by Reading Strand Deputy Director Debby Houston-Miller, offered a brief overview of the product’s development and research base as well as how the document and an adolescent literacy principal walk-through process can be used to support state and district literacy plans and to support academic literacy instruction in school sites.
This webinar, used in tandem with the guide, can assist schools who are implementing School Improvement Grants (SIG) by using classroom observational data to strengthen instruction and for implementation of the College & Career Ready Standards (including Common Core State Standards). The archived WebEx file can be accessed at https://rmcres.webex.com/rmcres/lsr.php?AT=pb&SP=TC&rID=12741467&act=pb&rKey=8dcdd786ca5d8c09. The document itself is available for download below as well as the PowerPoint presentation from the webinar.