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CCIL: Inclusive Literacy for California Students

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Project Name
The California Coalition for Inclusive Literacy (CCIL)

Project Description

The California Coalition for Inclusive Literacy (CCIL) supports the design and delivery of Universally Designed professional learning in literacy development, equipping teachers and paraeducators with tools and strategies to provide students with disabilities with access to grade-level content standards in inclusive classroom environments.

Through a tiered service model of universal, targeted, and intensive technical assistance, CCIL fosters inclusive educational and literacy practices in general and special educational settings, increasing educators’ capacity to provide supports for students with overlapping educational needs.

Universal Supports: CCIL’s universal supports ensure that educators across California can acquire the essential knowledge to provide access to grade-level literacy activities within the general education setting. Activities will include:

Targeted Supports: Teams of educators from up to 8 schools per county will participate in a variety of professional learning activities throughout the school year, including:

Intensive Supports: COE/SELPA coaches in 5 counties will spend three years diving deeply into CAST’s model of universally designed inclusive literacy development. These coaches will learn to facilitate innovative professional learning opportunities that leave COEs with the internal capacity to scale their work across districts and into other counties.

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Are you a California educator?

Learn more about the resources and professional development opportunities we can provide to help you support all students in accessing grade-level literacy opportunities within a general education setting.

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Timeline

2020 – 2023

Funder

California Department of Education

Partners

Fresno County Office of Education
LA County Office of Education
Placer County Office of Education
San Joaquin County Office of Education
Santa Clara County Office of Education

Project Leadership

Jennifer Levine, PI

Contact

For more information about this project, please contact Jennifer Levine.

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