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“I loved the deep knowledge that the instructors brought, and appreciated their enthusiasm, stories, openness to questions, comments and ideas.”― High School Teacher
We have been chosen by hundreds of districts and schools because we produce results that last. Our clients share a common goal — raise literacy levels and student achievement. They are seeking proven practical solutions that are based on sound research and years of experience. To give you a sense of what we’re up to, we have highlighted some of our recent work below and included a complete client list.
Austin Public Schools, Austin TX: In 2012 we trained our first cohort of Austin Middle School teachers. This was the start of a system-wide initiative to train all teachers at all 19 Austin Middle Schools in the Key Comprehension Routine.
Roosevelt Elementary District, Phoenix AZ: We are working with the twenty K-8 schools in Roosevelt, a K-8 sub-district of the Phoenix AZ School District. Over the next few years we will train the Roosevelt administrative and teaching staff on the Key Comprehension and Key Vocabulary programs. The training will be delivered through a combination of Keys certified in-district trainers and Keys staff trainers.
Lowell Public Schools, Lowell MA: We are in the 5th year of a system-wide Key Comprehension Routine training implementation at Lowell’s middle and high schools. A recent student survey indicates that 91% of the students in grades 6-9 are using comprehension strategies
Monadnock Regional School District, Swanzey NH: In October of 2011, the eight-school Monadnock Regional District implemented a system-wide effort to train the entire K-12 staff on the Key Comprehension Routine using our on-line hybrid delivery option. The hybrid delivery option combines self- guided online training with face-to-face onsite instruction.
Greater Lawrence Technical School, Lawrence MA: Technical education demands high levels of literacy skills that are best taught by content teachers. Our work with Greater Lawrence Technical School has spanned 3 years and is focused on delivering comprehension and vocabulary professional development to their staff of 150 academic and career teachers.
The Met School, Providence RI: The Met is the model for 80 schools across the country. It is the leader in school reform and is consistently identified by a sweeping range of education leaders as one of the most effective models in the country. Keys to Literacy provided comprehension and vocabulary professional development to all Met teachers in Providence, RI.
North Carolina State Improvement Project II (NC SIP II): This statewide program provides professional development and program support services to school districts in the areas of literacy, math and behavior in order to improve the performance and success of students with learning disabilities. Keys to Literacy programs are a part of the SIP program offerings.
NH READS: A federally funded project of the NH Department of Education and SERESC (Southeast Regional Educational Center), NH READS develops and provides professional development for reading comprehension to middle and high schools throughout New Hampshire. The Key Three Routine (now The Key Comprehension Routine) is being used as the principal professional development program for improving adolescent literacy.