Adolescent Literacy Project 2013-2014 - A Year in Review  

April 08, 2014
For the past three years, the ESU 10 Professional Development Department has facilitated the Adolescent Literacy Project. The project has grown in the number of school districts and participants each year. It has been the most successful ESU 10 project I have been a part of in my seven years as a Professional Development Coordinator.

During this school year, we had a total of 440 participants including administrators, teachers, and ESU staff. Here is the breakdown of our training series participants:
    •Year 1- 210
    •Year 2- 160
    •Year 3-  70

We have received positive feedback from school districts and plan to offer one more year for new participants beginning September 9, 2014. ESU 10 will continue to sponsor the project with Title IIA federal funds. During the 2014-2015 school year, the newly formed Teaching and Learning Department will be working on a plan to sustain the efforts of the Adolescent Literacy Project. National presenters, Dr. Kevin Feldman, Dr. Anita Archer, and Dr. Marcia Tate will be phased out of the project during the 2015-2016 school year. As always, we will continue to serve our schools in their implementation efforts.

-by Denise O'Brien, Professional Development Coordinator