Ensuring students receive the foundational literacy skills they need for lifelong success
What is the Indiana Literacy Cadre?
Supported by the Center of Excellence in Leadership of Learning (CELL) at the University of Indianapolis and the Indiana Department of Education (IDOE), the Indiana Literacy Cadre is working to help Indiana’s students read proficiently by the end of third grade.
To achieve this mission, the Indiana Literacy Cadre develops and implements collaborative professional development for K-2 educators across the state based on the science of reading, a compilation of evidence-based research on reading, reading development, and reading instruction.
Our mission is to ensure 95% of Hoosier students can read proficiently by the end of grade three. Interest Forms closed on February 28, 2023. Questions regarding Cohort 2 can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Indiana's Priorities for Early Literacy
View this PDF to learn more about Indiana's priorities surrounding early literacy.
Cohort Two of the Indiana Literacy Cadre
CELL and IDOE invite schools and corporations to be part of cohort two of the Indiana Literacy Cadre.
By joining Cohort Two, schools will:
Receive comprehensive support for leadership and instructional coaches, including in-school training to implement the five pillars through the science of reading framework
Be assigned a Training Support Specialist (TSS) from an Education Service Center (ESC) to provide onsite and virtual support for the Cadre coach and administration in the implementation of the Cadre goals
Receive some financial support for a literacy Cadre coach from CELL
Participate in summer training related to science of reading
Receive additional training and support in ongoing, bimonthly Collaboration Network meetings
Agrees to leverage the Indiana-approved formative assessment and receive curricular materials based on district needs
Receive ongoing support and assistance in troubleshooting implementation issues
By participating, schools agree to:
Provide a qualified Cadre coach approved by CELL and IDOE (collaboration and flexible solutions available)
Engage in regular, robust professional development throughout the year
Follow the identified curriculum, instructional practices, and implemented coaching cycles
Administer Indiana-approved formative assessment tools across the grant period
Protect your coach's time to ensure they can effectively coach teachers
Share data and participate in monitoring activities
Interest Forms closed on February 28, 2023. Questions regarding Cohort 2 can be directed to email@example.com.
Strategic Initiative Leader
CELL, supported by and in collaboration with IDOE, is leading the Indiana Literacy Cadre to help schools implement the Science of Reading (SoR) framework by training instructional coaches. With extensive experience and success in education, CELL has been a leader in organizing schools and supporting innovative educational practices for over 20 years. CELL's mission is to partner with schools and communities to improve outcomes for students of all ages by leading to sustainable education innovation and transformation across Indiana.