The feature section of Saskatchewan Reads for Administrators this week is Building Capacity. When capacity is built teachers and administrators who are new to a school can maintain and strengthen the literacy momentum that has been established.
Successful school administrators are accountable and take responsibility for student learning.
They also create a lasting culture that sustains a focus on reading.
Sharratt and Fullan (2012) describe these qualities as know-ability, mobilize-ability and sustainability.
Greg Enion, Director of Education, Regina Public Schools, describes the literacy priority in his division as well as the supports in place for in-school administrators in a video-clip at the bottom of the Literacy Leader page.
The Building Literacy Teams page describes how administrators build a team environment that honours diverse perspectives, support the learning of all staff and seek critical feedback. Staff are free to raise concerns and offer alternative ideas. The focus is on building trust among all members. The Building Literacy Teams module included on the page provides ideas on how to establish a team approach with staff.
The Professional Learning of Teachers page includes what Collaborative Professional Growth in action involves as well as a description of how Job embedded professional learning in a Saskatchewan Reads school builds instructional capacity. Check out the three staff development modules : The Big Ideas of Reading, Shared Reading, and Instructional Walks.
Wish you a good week,
Provincial Reading Team
My name is Tessa. I started my teaching career this year in Grade 1. I have a lot of questions about the English Language Arts program and especially about teaching reading. What is important to understand about reading? How do I teach reading? Where do I begin? What does it look like?
Follow Tessa as she discovers the answers to these questions and many more. Welcome to the online resource developed for elementary educators by the Provincial Reading Team. It includes instructional strategies, videos, sample lessons … and more.
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