Literacy Facilitators

  • Each school in District 36 has a part-time Literacy Facilitator.  As a facilitator, the roles and responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

    • Collaborate with classroom teachers using the Collaborative Learning Cycle/Coaching model
    • Provide literacy support for new teachers in the building 
    • Facilitate differentiated instruction within the classroom
    • Evaluate student learning and analyze data relative to student performance
    • Research and evaluate resources, materials, and assessments for implementing the district curricula
    • Coordinate and manage instructional materials
    • Maintain and expand the Guided Reading Library and professional development literacy library

    Literacy Facilitators in District 36 are involved in student-centered coaching.  Student-centered coaching focuses on student needs and differentiating instruction. However, coaching also focuses on teacher professional growth. Coaching is a non-evaluative relationship between the coach and a teacher, both of whom share the expressed goal of learning together in order to improve instruction and student growth. The voluntary Collaborative Learning Cycle provides ongoing, consistent support as well as time for implementing teaching strategies, exploring different instructional practices, reflecting on these practices, and examining the impact on our students. Research supports ongoing learning opportunities, such as coaching, where as “one-time” workshops are less effective.