The cornerstone of our work, Lectio institutes guide stakeholders through an intensive process focused on improving the quality and results of their literacy programs, instruction, and services.

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    Lectio leaders

We work with states, school districts, community teams, funders, and grantmakers.

Any team involved in promoting early literacy is well-positioned to take advantage of the Lectio approach. With a small amount of advanced preparation, participating teams undertake a cutting-edge analysis of the current state of programs and services they are connected to or offering—whether focused on children, families, and/or adults—and engage in strategic planning that will result in sustained change.

Based on the latest research and best practices in the domains of literacy and improvement science, Lectio employs key processes and tools that, together, support stakeholders to:

  • chart and evaluate their programmatic landscape
  • examine and synthesize available data on literacy programs and their funding sources
  • share key information to adjust and refine strategic plans, programmatic offerings, and funding portfolios
  • develop an evaluative and impact-driven mindset

We work at all different stages of the improvement process.

Some teams have recently launched their effort while others are looking to take their effort(s) to the next level. This diversity is exactly what we aim for and what makes for a very strong learning environment during a 3-day institute.

Teams have the unique opportunity for sustained, focused work time in a facilitated learning environment. Across the nation, we hear from stakeholders about the challenge finding the time for strategic meetings. In some cases, for scheduling and logistical reasons, our institutes are the first time a team has the opportunity to work together in a deep, sustained way.

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See the Lectio Approach in action.

Watch this brief video to discover how the Lectio approach accelerates and advances community-wide initiatives, exemplified by this Campaign for Grade Level Reading case and partnership.

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