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Center for the Collaborative Classroom, a nonprofit educational organization dedicated to providing curricula that support the academic, ethical, social, and emotional development of children, announced that the organization’s rigorous Collaborative Literacy Texas Edition is now included in the Texas State Board of Education 2019 Proclamation Adoption list. Collaborative Literacy meets both the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) and the English Language Proficiency Standards (ELPS) required for the K–5 literacy curriculum, and Texas schools can now use Proclamation 2019-allocated funds to adopt Collaborative Literacy.
“It is a great day for educators and learners in Texas, and as the only core program developed by an educational nonprofit organization, we are proud to be on the Texas State Board of Education Proclamation 2019 Instructional Materials Adoption List,” said Kelly Stuart, Chief Operating Officer at Collaborative Classroom. “Our organization offers a rigorous program that aligns with the TEKS, utilizes authentic and diverse literature, embeds daily support for English Language Learners, and engages all students in their reading, writing, and communication skills.”
Collaborative Literacy is a comprehensive, research-based K–5 literacy curriculum that addresses the core concepts, strategies, and skills traditionally taught in the language arts block. Collaborative Literacy includes Being a Reader, Guided Spelling, Making Meaning, and Being a Writer. With Collaborative Literacy’s focus on embedded professional learning, Texas educators will have access to a core literacy program that is designed to support their own learning as they engage in daily lessons.
“Collaborative Literacy is one of the only programs that supports students’ speaking and listening skills along with essential reading and writing development,” said Peter Brunn, Vice President of Organizational Learning. “These are the important and often overlooked skills that prepare students for secondary education, college, and beyond.”
Center for the Collaborative Classroom is a nonprofit educational organization dedicated to providing curricula that support the academic, ethical, social, and emotional development of children. The organization’s mission is to provide schools and districts with a path to harness research-supported teaching practices that help students grow as readers, writers, and thinkers as they develop the social and emotional skills necessary to thrive. For more information visit collaborativeclassroom.org.