Literacy Design Collaborative (LDC) is a teacher-created instructional design system that transforms educator practice through the use of online tools and resources that facilitate collaboration, content development, and professional learning to effectively implement College and Career Readiness Standards (CCRS) in K–12 classrooms. Through LDC work, teachers, schools, and districts engage in a reflective and collaborative process, growing their expertise in using the CCRS in instructional planning, ongoing curriculum-embedded assessment, and results analysis.
March 22, 2018
Literacy Design Collaborative Releases New White Paper Developed with Renowned Literacy Expert P. David Pearson and the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Education to Teach Argumentation
New York, NY – March 22, 2018 – The Literacy Design Collaborative (LDC) is pleased to announce the release of a new LDC white paper on teaching argumentation, developed with renowned literacy expert P. David Pearson and the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Education. Since 2012, the collaboration between LDC and Dr. Pearson’s team has generated trailblazing work at the intersection of research and practice, weaving deep academic expertise into the daily work of teaching professionals. In 2018, the collaboration will focus on argumentation, due to its pivotal position in curriculum reform efforts such as the Common Core State Standards, the Next Generation Science Standards, and the College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards.
December 8, 2016
Literacy Design Collaborative and National Board for Professional Teaching Standards partner in order to offer educators high-quality professional learning opportunities
New York, NY – December 8, 2016 – The Literacy Design Collaborative (LDC) and the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards are pleased to announce their partnership to advance accomplished teaching for all students. With this partnership, the two organizations will work to advance a number of initiatives building on their respective expertise in professional teaching standards and in professional learning for literacy teachers. Collaborations include the creation of a collection of lessons and free-to-teachers professional learning courses hosted by LDC that support developing teacher skills and knowledge in classroom differentiation and teacher reflective practice.
July 8, 2016
Literacy Design Collaborative Selects Lead & Learn Fellows to Present at Southern Regional Education Board Conference
New York, NY – July 8, 2016 – The Literacy Design Collaborative (LDC) is honored to introduce the 2016 LDC Lead & Learn Fellows, who will serve as LDC ambassadors at the SREB College- and Career-Readiness Standards Networking Conference in Louisville, KY, this month. Fellowship teams will present LDC sessions to share their practice, enhance learning for others, engage in social media, and continue the conversation after the conference with posts on the LDC blog. Sessions will cover topics such as student engagement, projectbased learning, instructional scaffolding, teacher collaboration, and much more. The LDC Lead & Learn Fellows will also be sharing their classroom implementation techniques and their takeaways. Teachers participating in the federally funded i3 innovation grant will also be presenting and sharing their experiences from the first year of LDC implementation.
February 28, 2015
Literacy Design Collaborative Partners with the National Board for Teaching & Learning 2015
New York, NY – February 27, 2015 – The Literacy Design Collaborative (LDC) announces its partnership with the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (National Board) for the Teaching & Learning 2015 Conference (T&L2015) to be held March 13–14 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C., with a Pre-Conference on March 12. This is the second annual Teaching and Learning Conference hosted by the National Board for educators, education advocates, and policymakers across the nation.
“We are pleased to show our support of the National Board and teachers everywhere as a promotional partner for T&L2015,” said Chad Vignola, LDC Executive Director. “It is critical that we support educators as they work to prepare our next generations for success in the future. By providing an opportunity for teachers and thought leaders to gather and share ideas and experiences, T&L2015 has become a game-changer for 21st-century education.”
January 5, 2015
Literacy Design Collaborative Named Federal Grantee for $12 Million Investing in Innovation (i3) Validation Grant
New York, NY – January 5, 2015 – Literacy Design Collaborative’s $12 million grant application has been selected for funding under the U.S. Department of Education's $129 million Investing in Innovation (i3) 2014 competition, which focuses on innovative approaches to improving student achievement and scaling effective strategies nationwide. LDC is one of only four applicants selected to receive a validation grant.
The validation grant will support the implementation of proven approaches that demonstrate strong evidence of effectiveness in preparing K–12 students for success in school and beyond. Grant dollars will focus on LDC implementations involving thousands of teachers and hundreds of schools in the school districts of both New York City (NYCDOE) and Los Angeles Unified (LAUSD).
December 8, 2014
Literacy Design Collaborative Announces Partnership with Generation Ready to Provide Professional Development Services Nationwide; Organizations Leverage Their Expertise to Provide Instructional Support for K–12 Educators
New York, NY – December 8, 2014 – The Literacy Design Collaborative (LDC) national organization has announced a partnership with Generation Ready, one of the leading providers of professional learning and school improvement services. LDC is a teacher-created instructional framework that transforms educator practice through the use of online tools and resources that facilitate collaboration, content development, and professional learning to effectively implement College and Career Readiness Standards in K–12 classrooms.
November 10, 2014
Literacy Design Collaborative Named Potential Federal Grantee; Literacy Design Collaborative Selected as One of Only Four Highest-Rated Applications for U.S. Department of Education’s Investing in Innovation (i3) Validation Grants
New York, NY – November 10, 2014 – Literacy Design Collaborative (LDC) has been named as one of the 26 highest-rated applications for the U.S. Department of Education's $129 million Investing in Innovation (i3) 2014 competition aimed at developing innovative approaches to improving student achievement and scaling effective strategies nationwide. LDC is one of only four applicants selected to potentially receive a Validation grant.
July 14, 2014
Tennessee Hosts 5,500 Educators for SREB Conferences
Atlanta, GA – July 14, 2014 – About 5,500 teachers, principals, and other K–12 educators from across the nation gathered in Nashville this week at two back-to-back conferences hosted by the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB). With the goal of expanding professional expertise and sharing best practices, the College- and Career-Readiness Standards Networking Conference and the High Schools That Work Conference focused on implementing effective instructional strategies that help students graduate from high school ready for college and careers.
January 13, 2014
New Literacy Design Collaborative Organization; Literacy Design Collaborative Receives Three-Year Grant From the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to Scale Work Nationwide
New York, NY – January 13, 2014 – The Literacy Design Collaborative (LDC), a new, independent nonprofit organization created with the support of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has been awarded a three-year, $12M grant by the Foundation to utilize the LDC framework and technology tools to help educators implement the Common Core State Standards in primary and secondary classrooms across the country.