Thursday, March 27, 2008

Orchard Gardens to be featured on "Word Generation" website

The Strategic Education Research Partnership (SERP) is working with the Boston Public Schools to improve reading comprehension among middle school students. Several BPS schools are serving as pilot sites for SERP's Word Generation vocabulary program, including the middle school academy at Orchard Gardens K-8 Pilot School in Roxbury.

SERP has begun to create an online professional development website that features videos of classrooms, interviews with teachers, students, and administrators, samples of student work, teacher lesson plans, research about Word Generation, and more. SERP has selected the middle school academy at Orchard Gardens to be featured on the site. Matt Ellinger, Director of Multimedia Development (and former teacher and administrator), will visit Orchard Gardens next week to videotape Word Generation in action in classrooms. Once posted on the web, the work will serve as a model for teachers and students around the world.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I am a reading specialist at a middle school in Oregon. I've been looking at a way to incorporate Academic Vocabulary into our School Learning Improvement Plan and have read information on "Word Generation." I like the format - the way it shares the teaching across the subject areas - and would love to know more. How close do you think SERP is to being online?

K Paley