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"LDC offers an exceptional collection of practical and proven tools, templates, and instructional procedures to promote deep and authentic learning. I wholeheartedly recommend LDC to teachers, schools, and districts."

-Jay McTighe, co-author, Understanding by Design

Why LDC?

LDC is a hybrid approach to professional development and curriculum alignment. 


Integrated

Embedded in the DNA of the work teachers do every day—planning, delivering, and assessing instruction, at the lesson and unit level.



Online

Supported with online planning tools and resources that allow teachers to access and share best practice materials, processes, and insights.



High-Quality

Nationally vetted Peer Review system developed by SCALE ensures that lessons are of the highest quality—teacher created and classroom tested.


Embedded in Teacher Competencies

As teachers take part in this professional learning, they will master skills in four critical competencies. This learning and work will explicitly impact student achievement, increase teacher skills and efficacy, raise the rigor of assessments and instruction, and create alignment between curriculum, instruction, and assessment.


Analyze assignments aligned to standards and student learning goals


Construct a quality assignment prompt


Develop a quality instructional plan


Assess outcomes and iterate instruction

LDC Offerings

LDC has a suite of offerings available, all designed to empower educators and improve student outcomes.


LDC Coach
Certification

A professional learning progression that ensures coach quality and provides a scalable and measurable approach to professional mentorship, LDC Coach Certification paves the way for implementing change at scale.


LDC Teacher
Learning Kit

As teachers take part in the professional learning offered in the Teacher Learning Kit, they will master skills in four critical competencies. This learning and work will explicitly impact student achievement, increase teacher skills and efficacy, raise the rigor of assessments and instruction, and create alignment between curriculum, instruction, and assessment.


LDC
CoreTools

This online professional learning platform and free curriculum library includes nationally vetted and calibrated content as well as a series of rubrics developed by SCALE.

Investing in Innovation: The LDC i3 Project

The Literacy Design Collaborative (LDC) was awarded a five-year Investing in Innovation (i3) grant from the U.S. Department of Education to provide support to approximately 100 schools in New York City and Los Angeles.

Blended Professional Learning in Practice

The LDC i3 project focuses on teacher-building, not teacher-proofing, and does so with job-embedded professional development and the use of professional learning communities (PLCs). Teachers work collaboratively with coaches to further develop their expertise and design standards-driven, literacy-rich writing assignments within their existing curriculum across all content areas.

Bring the Power of LDC to Your School

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instruction into their classrooms, content areas, and schools.
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