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Register for Reading Apprenticeship Online Courses

New to Reading Apprenticeship or looking to implement Reading Apprenticeship at your site? Our popular online courses are filling up quickly, but there’s still time to grab a spot! Sign up today!

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Navajo Radio

How Navajo Families Are Developing Children's Math Skills at Home

Learn about the Early Mathematics Training Network's hands-on workshop with the Navajo Nation in Window Rock, Arizona.

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Actionable Principles of Formative Assessment

In this book excerpt, authors Heidi Andrade and WestEd's Margaret Heritage discuss the three key principles for effective implementation of formative assessment.

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NYSED Articles

Transforming Education for English Language Learners: Five New Resources

Read a new series of briefs written by WestEd staff and published by the New York State Department of Education.

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Reading Apprenticeship

WestEd's Reading Apprenticeship Wins New Supporting Effective Educator Development (SEED) Grant and Top Score in 2018 Award Program

WestEd is the recipient of an esteemed 2018 Supporting Effective Educator Development (SEED) grant to improve subject-area literacy nationwide for secondary schools demonstrating a strong need for support.

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National Literacy Month: Promoting Best Practices, Research, and Innovation in Literacy Instruction

WestEd is highlighting best practices in literacy instruction, from early childhood through postsecondary school.

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Science Teaching and Learning: When Teachers Learn, Students Succeed

Studies show Making Sense of SCIENCE professional learning improves teacher knowledge and transforms science classrooms.

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Reading Apprenticeship: A Legacy of Positive Outcomes in Literacy

Multiple independent studies show the core Reading Apprenticeship model improves teacher practice and student learning.

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Reading Apprenticeship Online: Introduction Course Starts September 9

Help students develop the literacy competencies, subject-area knowledge, and the learner dispositions they need to succeed in school, college, careers, and life.

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Reading to Learn: Supporting Literacy Development and Academic Achievement

Learn how to integrate a comprehensive approach to close reading of traditional and non-traditional texts across all disciplines, pre-K-12.

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