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Prince Edward Island, Canada

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District Literacy Action Plan v.1.0


District Literacy Action Plan (DLAP)

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The Eastern School District believes that success for our students in the 21st century depends on expanding their literacy skills. Given this, the need for a comprehensive and consistent approach to literacy development is clear. The District Literacy Action Plan (DLAP) is designed to respond to this need and to situate high-quality literacy instruction as the primary focus for teaching and learning at all levels and within all subjects.  Acknowledging that the plan’s strength will depend upon working partnerships, we are pleased to provide this first version of the District Literacy Action Plan (.pdf format).

The District Literacy Action Plan is made up of 53 actions which are located in five strategies: leadership, professional development, resources, structures, and partnerships. Educators and administrators within the Eastern School District have identified these actions and the plan has also been endorsed by the Prince Edward Island Home and School Federation. As well, the plan directly relates to the work of the Council of Atlantic Ministers of Education (2009) and is tied to the Final Report of the Task Force on Student Achievement (2005).  Further to this, many of the 53 actions are consistent with the recommendations of Scott Murray and Clyde Hertzman, both familiar and respected researchers known to public education's senior level decision makers in Prince Edward Island.

Since the implementation of the DLAP in 2010-2011, the working group has been providing leadership in advancing the plan throughout the district.  During the 2011-2012 school year, a literacy assessment schedule will be developed (Action 2.4.1), teachers will receive additional professional development in effective instructional strategies (Action 2.2.3), and school teams will continue to develop literacy goals (Action 2.2.2).  In order to support teacher professional development, four coaching positions will be added (Action 2.1.3).

I would like to thank the committee members who continue to advance this important work. 
Ricky Hood
Superintendent of Education
February 7, 2012