Center for the Improvement of Teacher Education & Schooling (CITES)

Secondary Literacy Institute

This Institute involves 55 secondary teachers from all content areas in a two-year study of how to engage students in their subject areas by (1) strengthening the students' ability to read and write for meaning and (2) implementing an inquiry-based approach to content. Teachers in this program undertake curriculum restructuring, participate in teacher research projects, and engage in peer coaching. Dr. Roni Jo Draper, a professor in the David O. McKay School of Education, directs the Institute with assistance from teachers within the partnership districts who act as content area specialists.