Teaching and Learning Archives - Page 5 of 11 - Kenneth Rainin Foundation

For five Education for Change elementary schools to support improving core instruction and literacy supports for 900 transitional kindergartners to first grade students and their teachers. Funding includes: transitional kindergarten to first grade focused literacy coaches, tutor resources and a facilitated monthly professional learning community for site leaders and teachers to support data analysis and application of evidence-based […]

For 11 elementary schools to support building on core instruction and literacy supports for transitional kindergartners to first grade students and their teachers. Funding includes: transitional kindergarten to first grade focused literacy coaches, tutor resources and a facilitated monthly professional learning community for site leaders and teachers to support data analysis and application of evidence-based literacy practices that help children […]

To fund a second year of a teacher development and assessment system project that triangulates: 1. community-specific “Indicators of Impact” (III); 2. teacher effectiveness; and 3. classic academic indicators (CA State Achievement data). Data will be used to design teacher growth plans and to measure the impacts of teacher development on teacher performance and student outcomes.

For a five-week summer school program with daily reading instruction for 1,290 rising kindergarten to fourth grade students coming from 11 district and charter schools. The program includes weekly workshops that train parents to teach reading at home, teacher professional development and coaching, and home visits.

To support an intensive afterschool program that will provide one-hour of guided reading support, three days per week, for up to 360  students. The Afterschool programming is modeled after their summer programming, combining teacher coaching, small group instruction, home-visits, family workshops, and incentives.

To support SEEDS of Learning, an evidence-based professional development program for teachers, that includes classroom tutor resources and ongoing coaching support. Funding will benefit 51 transitional kindergarten classrooms.

To support 15 elementary schools. School leaders, teachers and coaches will work intensively to boost instruction in transitional kindergarten to first grade. As a learning community, one of the key goals is to strengthen Oakland’s understanding of effective long-term, sustainable strategies that will result in all children reading successfully by third grade.

To support a Research Associate position that will focus on pre-kindergarten to third grade alignment of educational programs, student outcomes through data, and continuous improvement of early literacy strategies district-wide.