Teacher Professional Development Program
about the program
The Teacher Professional Development (TPD) program, which includes the Strategic Literacy Initiative (SLI) and Quality Teaching for English Learners (QTEL), comprehensively addresses teacher learning, from preservice through teacher leadership in grades 2– 14.
SLI, through its Reading Apprenticeship® approach, focuses on improving subject area literacy in middle school, high school, and community college classrooms. SLI is currently involved in a five-year, federally funded Investing in Innovation (i3) grant, reaching 400,000 high school students and their teachers in California, Indiana, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Utah.
SLI was awarded a federal Investing in Innovation (i3) grant for the Internet-Based Reading Apprenticeship® Improving Science Education, or iRAISE, project. iRAISE staff are developing and implementing an innovative online professional development course based on the highly successful Reading Apprenticeship professional development so that it can be scaled more efficiently and for much larger impact.
Program Infosheet (PDF)
Download this two-page infosheet for a program summary and selected highlights, success stories, services, resources, and more.