Literacy Grant Overview

Increasing Achievement and Growth Grant (aka: SPED Literacy Grant) Summary
The goal of this grant is to improve student achievement in literacy for our students with disabilities in grades K-3 thus decreasing the achievement gap between students with disabilities and their peers. The major strategies and activities proposed to reach this goal include:
1)    Collaboration & Ongoing PD Support
  • Literacy Grant Coordinator (Beth Melton)
  • Regional Literacy Committee (RLC) (Click here to get to RLC Resources)
  • School or District Literacy Leads
2)    Professional Development
  • Brain Research (increase teacher understanding of the neurological processes causing reading disabilities)
  • Multi-sensory Methodology (Orton Gillingham and/or Wilson)
  • Dual-concept Theory (Lindamood Bell trainings including Seeing Stars and Visualizing/Verbalizing)
  • iPad Literacy Interventions
3)    Home Literacy
  • Professional Development in Home Literacy Curriculum (Motheread)
  • Parent Literacy Classes (two 8 week parent literacy classes each year in each district- budget includes stipends for teachers to lead these classes)
4)    Technology Integration
  • iPads for assessment and intervention
  • Amplify Insight (platform for DIBELS Next administration and data analysis)
Total Award: $1,053,710 over three years

All NW BOCES districts are participating in this grant:  East Grand, West Grand, North Park, South Routt, Steamboat Springs, Hayden, and Moffat.  Thank you to the Colorado Department of Education for awarding us this opportunity.

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