English-Language Arts and Literacy

The English Language Arts and Literacy Coordinator at ESD 101 works in partnership with the Washington State Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI), the Association of Educational Service Districts (AESD) including the eight other ESD regions across Washington State and school districts to provide services that support access to high quality, effective literacy learning experiences for all students through a racial equity lens. Services and supports include:

LITERACY LEADERSHIP NETWORK
: ESD 101 facilitates network meetings to provide opportunity for cross-district collaboration and learning about current evidence-based research and best instructional practices in English Language Arts instruction and assessment. Along with updates on current state and federal initiatives, participants review professional resources and discuss ways to utilize these in their home districts.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS FELLOWS: Washington State Fellows are selected teacher leaders from the disciplines of Math, Science, Early Learning, Equity or ELA who work, learn and collaborate through the school year. The mission of the ELA Fellows is to develop leadership skills, increase understanding of adult learning theory and build content knowledge in order to develop skills to lead professional learning at their sites to implement identified school or district literacy action plans.  ELA Fellows use their professional learning to support their school districts.  Thus supporting the school district’s implementation of the Washington State Learning Standards for English Language Arts (Common Core).

Our Regional Literacy Coordinator works throughout the region with school districts to assist in the implementation of the Washington State Learning Standards for English Language Arts (CCSS). Our staff can provide job-embedded learning that engages teachers in constructive teaming to improve teaching practices and student learning or formalized professional development training. These professional development opportunities can be designed to be one-time, short term training or repeated site visits. They are designed to meet the needs of your building or district. The support can be provided to teacher teams, full teaching staff, PLCs or other leadership teams. Suggested topics are utilizing data to drive instruction, foundational skills training, development of formative assessments, training on the components of literacy, and building a tiered instructional model.

Contact Information:
Regional Literacy Coordinator
Jennifer Ireland, M.Ed.
NBCT
jireland@esd101.net
(509)789-3571