Welcome to Professional Development for the Oregon K-12 Literacy Framework

This site contains training modules and related resources for each of the six components of the Oregon K-12 Literacy Framework: Goals, Assessment, Instruction, Leadership, Professional Development and Commitment. These materials are designed to be used by a group of school colleagues to improve reading outcomes for their students. Within each module, you will find topics that explain how to implement the recommended procedures. Each topic includes key concepts, a narrated lesson sequence to help staff understand the concepts, and suggested practice activities and related links and resources to help you apply the concepts in your own setting. Where applicable, special considerations are offered for English learners and struggling adolescent readers.

How to Use These Materials

This site is organized according to the six components of the Oregon K-12 Literacy Framework: Goals, Assessment, Instruction, Leadership, Professional Development and Commitment. Within each of these six components you will find one or more modules. The modules are organized into broad categories for quick reference. Each module includes:

  1. Several key concepts, that outline the main ideas within the topic
  2. A professional development presentation that uses a narrated multimedia sequence of content material
  3. Practice activities to help you understand the material and how to begin implementing the procedures being described, and
  4. A series of related resources, including links to related information and sources for further study of the subject.

We recommend that you use these materials with a group of colleagues in a collaborative learning arrangement such as a professional learning community (PLC), a grade level or cross-grade improvement team or a study and implementation group. Members of the group might view the online content either individually or as a group, then make plans for how to implement within their own classrooms and schools.

The essential key to successful implementation of the information is that two or more colleagues work together to assure that their use of these skills parallels the procedures found through research to be effective in improving students' reading outcomes. Implementing the procedures with fidelity and peer support greatly increases the likelihood that your students will benefit by way of improved reading skills.