Create a web-based professional development intervention for elementary educators to enhance their abilities to teach reading to students with or at-risk for EBD. The intervention combines best practices in high-quality reading instruction with behavioral interventions to give teachers the tools to support students with EBD.
The Literacy Study Group (LSG) program utilizes Enhanced Core Reading Instruction (ECRI) developed by the Center for Teaching and Learning at the University of Oregon. The online program builds on the benefits of Teacher Study Groups allowing teachers to learn together, collaborate, and share feedback.
Preliminary results showed significant improvements in general teaching self-efficacy, self-efficacy in reading instruction, and self-efficacy in managing behavior. Participants reported that the program was easy to use.
This program was developed and supported in part with funding from the Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education, Grant No. R324A090104 to the Center on Teaching and Learning, University of Oregon.