Resources for Teacher Educators

Great teachers build on the strong foundation that was established in their teacher education courses. For both lectures and practicum, TextProject has resources for teacher educators. Resources such as books and articles are available on the Researchers section and the Teacher section contains over 300 texts for use in practicum.

This part of the TextProject website offers three types of resources for teacher education and professional development:

  • Short articles and blogs on central topics in reading instruction, such as text complexity and vocabulary, that draw on current research and describe implications of research for practice,
  • Professional development guides with activities for preservice and in-service learning experiences,
  • Videos, podcasts, and slideshows that describe and demonstrate evidence-based instructional practices.

Teacher Development Series

TextProject is committed to supporting “the teacher of teachers” (e.g. literacy coaches, teacher educators, workshop providers) with materials that aid in their coaching and supporting of teachers to provide the best possible texts and reading experiences to students. At present, TextProject has three guides aimed specifically for professional development.

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Text Matters—a Magazine for Educators

Text Matters provides educators with a series of accessible articles on hot topics in reading instruction, such as the emphasis on text complexity in the Common Core State Standards. Backed by the latest research, Text Matters articles highlight important background knowledge along with practical ideas for improving reading instruction.

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Videos and Slideshows

TextProject has a YouTube site that currently has five playlists on critical aspects of text complexity and vocabulary. We also share slideshows from presentations on five critical topics. Some of the topics of the playlists and slideshows are shared but each site also has some unique topics. 

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