GELN White Papers

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New ELA Resource
The Statewide ELA SAT Task Force Team developed this document to support students’ success on the SAT, and to build the literacy skills that students need for career and college readiness. This document is also part of a larger list of curated SAT resources. These resources focus on the Evidence-Based Reading and Writing and Essay portions of the test, and can be accessed online by visiting this URL: http://bit.ly/2fsmCZy.

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Essential Instructional Practices in Early Literacy Prekindergarten
The purpose of this document is to increase Michigan’s capacity to improve children’s literacy by identifying a small set of researchsupported literacy instructional practices that could be a focus of professional development throughout the state. 

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Essential Instructional Practices in Early Literacy Grades K-3
GELN and its Early Literacy Task Force are pleased to share these Essential Instructional Practices in Early Literacy Grades K-3. The purpose of these essentials is to increase Michigan's capacity to improve children's literacy by identifying a small set of research-supported literacy instructional practices that could be a focus of professional development throughout the state. Stay tuned for more information on how we are using the documents to strengthen instruction.

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Competency-Based Education White Paper 
Over the past year, a GELN SSRC Task Force undertook the responsibility to research and develop a white paper focused on competency-based education (CBE). The report examines similarities with mastery learning, personalized learning, and other learning models.  The report examines districts that are implementing competency based learning at the national and state levels, and identifies public policy issues and potential costs associated with CBE. It is a great starting point to inform educators and spark conversation in Michigan. Click here to view the white paper.