Reading in the 21st Century
The IEQ Reading for the 21st Century project is an innovative year-long professional development program that harnesses the power of project-based learning to increase student achievement in 21st century college and career readiness skills. In it's second year, the project engages science, social studies, english-language arts, and special needs educators (from MSU's 22-county service region and beyond) in a 7-day intensive course. Participants utilize content-specific online and hands-on activities that include: spring-board texts, the steps of project-based learning and classroom technology.
Participating educators attend the 7-day intensive workshop during the summer, and benefit from follow-up coaching throughout the year. The educators utilize this research and innovative instructional strategies in their classrooms throughout the year, and reunite for an end-of-the-year "Share Fair" to showcase their victories and discuss the challenges they may have experienced over the duration of the project.
Participating schools are encouraged to engage students in collaborative learning activities including National History Day and Student Technology Leadership Program (STLP) competitions.