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Our mission is to unlock the power of our collective commitment to America’s youngest readers. We work to ensure that all children's literacy efforts and those they serve reach their potential, and that all stakeholders see the results and impacts they intended.
We have seen changes at every level in Arizona. We have agencies that are re-designing their portfolios of programs and services to be more intentional and aligned to the outcomes they want. We have local team members that have used Lectio to help strengthen their programming in a specific neighborhood or target population. We have funders working hand-in-hand with their grantees to help support alignment to outcomes using Lectio’s approach. And we have a task force at the state-level for professional development and for family engagement, using what we learned at Lectio to help identify shared performance measures and target goals for the state.
As Superintendent, I am committed to investing in professional learning that yields a positive return-on-investment. Of all those opportunities we have invested in, Lectio is simply the best. The Lectio structure provides teams of educators a space to convene to grapple with and define customized problems-of-practice. Our team was supported to think not only about content (how best to improve literacy practices based on research), but also on the how (what is the leadership path forward to achieve goals?). Lectio staff had touch points with us before and after the institute, to ensure we achieved our goals.