Providence Public Schools ELA Curriculum Development Partnership

Project Description

Objective & Project Description

Project faculty, in partnership with Providence Public School District (PPSD) staff and administration, have worked during the last four years (2010-2013) to support PPSD efforts to design and build a K-12 English language arts curriculum that is aligned to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and PARCC content frameworks. The curriculum has been designed to support PPSD teachers in differentiating instruction for all students, including English language learners, students with disabilities, and students who are gifted and talented. Research Scientists provide guidance, technical assistance and on-the ground support in the form of curriculum analysis and mapping, professional development for teacher-leader curriculum writing teams, and development of unit planning guides.

Funded Research

Providence School Department/Federal Programs (Race to the Top)

Research Team

  • Michael Coyne, Ph.D.
  • Michael Faggella-Luby, Ph.D.
  • Natalie Olinghouse, Ph.D.
  • Project Coordinator: Ann Knowles

Graduate Student Researcher

  • Sally Drew
  • Yan Wei
  • Keith McLaren
  • Dawne Goodwin
  • Sarah Latham

Presentations

  • Faggella-Luby, M., & Drew, S. (2011, April). PPSD ELA third quarter unit evaluation: Research-based design of learning objectives, instructional strategies and assessment. A workshop presented to the secondary ELA Curriculum Writing Teachers, Providence, RI.
  • Faggella-Luby, M., & Drew, S. (2011, January). PPSD ELA second quarter unit evaluation: Research-based design of learning objectives, instructional strategies and assessment. A workshop presented to the secondary ELA Curriculum Writing Teachers, Providence, RI.
  • Faggella-Luby, M., & Olinghouse, N., (2010, December). PPSD ELA first quarter unit evaluation: Research-based design of reading and writing strategies to inform assessment design. A workshop presented to the secondary ELA Curriculum Writing Teachers, Providence, RI.
  • Coyne, M., Olinghouse, N., & Faggella-Luby, M. (2010, April). PPSD ELA resource evaluation review: Examining options through a research-based lens. A two-day workshop presented to the ELA Curriculum Writing Teachers, Providence, RI.
  • Faggella-Luby, M., Olinghouse, N., & Coyne, M. (2009, November). PPSD ELA resource evaluation review: Examining options through a research-based lens. A two-day workshop presented to the ELA Curriculum Writing Teachers, Providence, RI.

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