ELA Implementation Support
Because the implementation of high-quality materials depends heavily on the content area, CalCurriculum provides content-specific resources to address any holes or barriers to the success of your implementation. Below are literacy solutions and resources to consider when evaluating your current ELA materials implementation.
CalCurriculum’s implementation process identifies three key areas of support in implementing strong ELA instructional materials:
Quality of Materials: The instructional materials that have been adopted and how well those materials match students’ and teachers’ needs.
Launch of Materials: The professional development that prepares teachers, principals and coaches to deliver the materials as well as the expectations and communications about the use of those materials.
Delivery of Materials: The on-going teaching and learning in classrooms and the necessary professional development and support needed from school leadership and coaches for teachers to practice high-quality instruction.
In considering what to prioritize first, we recommend investigating the quality of materials first, then moving to the launch of those materials, and then the delivery of materials. There are often relatively easy and economical ways to improve materials and the launch of those materials that can have a big impact on student outcomes. Supports provided during the delivery stage are critical to successful implementation but are typically more resource-intensive.