Since August of this school year, Highland Park ISD has been using new instructional resources to teach students how to read and write based on proven methods and the science of teaching reading. The process of removing balanced literacy materials, including Lucy Calkins' Units of Study, has been a huge undertaking, but teachers are doing a phenomenal job!
At April 4th's Decoding Dyslexia meeting, parents will see a presentation from Amy Wood and Mary Webb, the two educators leading this English Language Arts and Reading (ELAR) transition. Amy Wood is HPISD's interim Executive Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Professional Learning and the Director of Instructional Technology. Mary Webb is the district's Director of Instruction and a Curriculum Specialist. Together, they've been working closely with experts and teachers to revise the district's literacy framework and to effectively implement a new ELAR curriculum. While this change mainly impacts students in kindergarten through eighth grade, it's an important change and all parents are invited to see the presentation.
We expect this meeting will be well attended, so please RSVP to ensure we have enough seats for everyone.
David Tylicki, Senior Learning Specialist from SMU spoke to DDPC parents on December 6, 2022. CLICK HERE FOR A COPY OF HIS PRESENTATION.