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“Literacy is the jump-off point from which all of life’s successes take flight.”

Laura Fortino

The English Language Arts coordinator at OESD 114 works with the 17 school districts in our region to assist in the implementation of the Washington State Learning Standards for ELA by providing evidence-based professional learning through a culturally responsive and a racial equity lens. The goal of all literacy instruction is to develop students who:

  • demonstrate independence
  • possess strong content knowledge
  • can respond to varying demands of audience, task, purpose and discipline
  • comprehend texts as well as critique them
  • value evidence
  • use technology and digital media capably
  • understand different perspectives and cultures. (Washington State Learning Standards p.7)

As a member of OESD’s Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment team our mission is to be an essential partner in public education so that we can advance student achievement and learning for all. We aspire to become increasingly indispensable to the school districts and educational partners we serve.

Contact

Patricia Beuke
Director of Learning Support
(360) 782-5067
pbeuke@oesd114.org

Gina Hill
Clerical Assistant
(360) 478-6872
ghill@oesd114.org

The Washington State Fellows’ Network, a three-year program, is available to your district for Professional Development, Training, Support, Coaching and Professional Learning Community Support. They can be available at your district location, online via ZOOM, or at another location that works for you! They can schedule trainings during the work day, at early dismissal, weekends or evening.

Literacy Leadership Team - This network of regional literacy leaders convenes at least quarterly to learn from one another, discuss effective literacy pedagogical strategies and receive updates on both state and federal initiatives.

ELA Fellows – The Washington State Fellows’ Networka three-year program, is a group of instructional leaders convened by the OSPI and the Association of Educational Service Districts (AESD) to support district and community implementation of state learning standards in English Language Arts (ELA).

Teacher Librarians Network – This network of regional library staff meets to discuss, share and learn what’s trending in our school libraries.

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