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Grant Wood Area Education Agency

Reading/Language Arts Professional Development

Consultants provide building-wide professional development, assistance with curriculum development, support for selecting materials, models of instructional approaches, and ongoing consultation in reading, writing, speaking, and listening for K-12 students. These efforts are designed to build a school-wide learning community engaged in studying and promoting growth in literacy while focusing on improving student achievement in literacy. Schools participating in these activities will use a continuous data-based decision model as they study internal student performance and implementation data as well as study the external knowledge base.

Laurene Lanich
Regional Administrator


Grant Wood AEA Reading Team Literacy Bibliography

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Reading Recovery

Reading Recovery is a short-term, one-to-one early intervention program for first-grade students who are potentially at-risk in reading. Teacher training is provided through Grant Wood AEA, the Iowa City School District and The University of Iowa. School districts pay a fee to participate in the training.

Carla Coleman
Reading Recovery Teacher Leader


Reading Seminars

Reading Team members provide agency-wide seminars for K-12 school teams composed of administrators, teachers, and AEA staff. The purpose of these seminars is to continue the inquiry into the areas of research-based reading instruction, professional development, and data-based continuous improvement. Teams are encouraged to collect and analyze data plus study research to determine collective actions to raise student achievement. Technical assistance includes additional information in using data, planning professional development, and monitoring for implementation.

Laurene Lanich
Regional Administrator