Support teachers in applying the principles of effective literacy instruction to all learners.
Empower teachers to address a variety of literacy strengths and needs in both traditional and inclusive classrooms with learners of diverse cultural, ethnic, linguistic, racial, and social backgrounds.
Enable teachers to identify learners with literacy difficulties through appropriate assessments, early intervention and curricular adaptation.
Build capacity in teachers to analyze the social and political context in which literacy instruction takes place in order to understand and
influence paradigm shifts and policy decisions.
Prepare teachers to address the unique relationship of reading with writing and the instructional implications of this relationship.
Build capacity in teachers for understanding and interpreting outstanding contemporary and classical works of children’s literature and the means for introducing them to children.
Provide teachers with experience in interpreting and critiquing both print and electronic research reports related to literacy.