WestEd in the Field


Web-Based Professional Learning in Reading Comprehension

Through Charter School Teachers Online, WestEd provides a high-quality professional-learning opportunity for teachers who work in stand-alone charter schools and, thus, might lack the network necessary for effective learning opportunities.

WestEd has developed eight innovative Common Core-aligned online learning modules designed to give charter school teachers strategies for boosting middle and high school students’ reading comprehension.

The modules cover topics ranging from ways to more effectively lead discussions on textbook material and teach new vocabulary in the classroom to strategies for teaching to new reading standards.

Among the many positive posts by teachers who have completed the modules, one stated: “I’ve started using in-text notation in my literature classes, and I’ve already seen an improvement in depth of comprehension and retention.”