With a focus on professional development, schools have begun seeing immediate progress. Students, including EL and SPED students, are making dramatic and significant progress in reading and comprehension skills.
Johnson City, TN (Vocus) April 23, 2010
A special showcase event recognizing Johnson City Schools’ efforts to improve student performance is being held on May 6th at 12 p.m. Johnson City Schools has partnered with Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes, an internationally recognized leader in literacy research and remediation, since 2005 in an effort to transform struggling schools and to meet the literacy needs of all students. After a luncheon, attendees will visit a local school where individuals will have the opportunity to see how Johnson City is already Racing to the Top and observe Lindamood-Bell® instruction being implemented in classrooms and in intervention settings.
Lindamood-Bell® School Partnerships include state-of-the-art professional development that prepares teachers to effectively implement a high quality and sustainable literacy initiative. Since the partnership began with Johnson City Schools, more then 200 teachers in the district have received professional development in the Lindamood-Bell® programs, which address all aspects of reading instruction and professional development. Teachers are provided with embedded coaching and support from on-site Lindamood-Bell® staff, establishing effective Professional Learning Communities.
“With a focus on professional development, schools have begun seeing immediate progress,” says Paul Worthington, Director of Professional Development for Lindamood-Bell. “One shining example is Mountain View Elementary School. At this site, the leadership embraced the Lindamood-Bell® model and implemented the programs school-wide as a part of their RtI framework. Students, including EL and SPED students, are making dramatic and significant progress in reading and comprehension skills.”
This year, over 400 students in the district will receive targeted intervention utilizing the Lindamood-Bell® programs. In addition, classrooms are providing developmental instruction in all areas mandated by the state of Tennessee with all students being given the resources to read and comprehend at grade level.
About Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes
Lindamood-Bell is an internationally recognized leader in the research and development of programs for language and literacy development. Lindamood-Bell has partnered with hundreds of schools throughout the United States to provide innovative instructional programs, professional development and consulting. Lindamood-Bell’s programs and approach are also the featured subject matter of a seven-year study on a major school district reform initiative published in the American Educational Research Journal (AERJ). Lindamood-Bell has received national recognition from the White House, US Dept of Education, CNN, Newsweek, Time, US News and World Report and the neuroscience journal Neuron, and has been featured on the PBS special The Secret Life of the Brain.
Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes
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