Literacy Collaborative Model Development

A comprehensive school reform project

  • Development of the Literacy Collaborative primary model (K-2) began in 1986 at The Ohio State University with a series of teacher study groups; formal primary literacy coach training began in 1993. Lesley University joined the primary-level efforts in 1994 and began training literacy coaches in 1996.

  • Development of the Literacy Collaborative intermediate model (3-6) began with study groups at The Ohio State University and Lesley University in 1995; formal intermediate literacy coach training began at Lesley University in 1999 and at The Ohio State University in 2000. Georgia State University began training intermediate literacy coaches in 2002.

  • Literacy Collaborative primary district training for districts to offer primary literacy coach training at the local level began in 1996 at The Ohio State University and Lesley University.

  • Literacy Collaborative intermediate district training for districts to offer intermediate literacy coach training at the local level began in 2001 at The Ohio State University and Lesley University.

  • The Ohio State University and Lesley University are currently offering a Literacy Collaborative middle level model (6-8).

  • Training, research, and development continue at the university training sites to refine both the understanding of children’s literacy acquisition and development and the implementation of effective teacher professional development programs.