Supporting Michigan Learners Toward Excellence in Reading

Supporting Michigan Learners Toward Excellence in Reading

By REL Midwest

This documentary, produced by the Regional Education Lab Midwest in partnership with Detroit Public Television, explores strategies used by two Michigan districts to accelerate reading growth for young learners. In the program, educators and leaders from Detroit Public Schools Community District discuss how district and school leaders can support educators to provide high-quality, research-based instruction rooted in the science of reading and aligned with structured language and literacy. The program also features educators and leaders from Chippewa Hills School District, who discuss their experiences with integrating data-based individualization to intensify the use of research-based instruction for students with individualized needs. The program includes comments by Dr. Michael Rice, Michigan state superintendent, NCII advisor Dr. Doug Fuchs, NCII's Deputy Director Dr. Sarah Arden, and NCII state implementation partner Dr. Kim St. Martin.

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REL Midwest

Regional Educational Lab (REL) Midwest partners with key stakeholders in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin to develop evidence that can inform consequential decisions about policy, programs, and practice. Key stakeholders include organizations with decision-making authority and the ability to influence education policy and practice, such as state and local education agencies, school boards, institutes of higher education, and student, family, and community organizations. RELs partner with these organizations on applied research and development; training, coaching and technical supports; and dissemination. Click here to learn more about the REL Program.