Restricted Research - Award List, Note/Discussion Page

Fiscal Year: 2018

2021  The University of Texas at San Antonio  (75839)

Principal Investigator: Sailors, Misty (Principal Investigator) DelliCarpini, Margo (Co-PI) Arreguin Anderson, Maria (Co-PI) Solis, Jorge (Co-PI) Aguirre, Sarah (Key Personnel)  

Total Amount of Contract, Award, or Gift (Annual before 2011): $ 300,000

Exceeds $250,000 (Is it flagged?): Yes

Start and End Dates: 11/15/17 - 11/30/20

Restricted Research: YES


Department, Center, School, or Institute: Center for the Inquiry of Transformative Literacies (CITL)  

Title of Contract, Award, or Gift: Turnaround through a Research Partnership: Roadrunner Readers and Writers

Name of Granting or Contracting Agency/Entity: Univ of TX System 720

Program Title: N/A


The CITL has successfully engaged schools in the greater metropolitan area in turn around work. We are proposing to partner with a high needs elementary school to accomplish the following: 1. Assist in growing teacher practices related to academic literacies (ELA/R, SLA/R, Sc) a. Tier I and Tier II instruction (using culturally sustaining pedagogies) b. Consult on curricular decisions c. Consult on use of formative | summative data d. Provide professional development based on needs of campus (related to a-c) i. Super Saturdays (TBD, one/month during school year) ii. San Antonio Writing Project Open Institute (TBD, 5 days in summer) iii. In-classroom coaching (two days per week) iv. Faculty support (at least one day/ week) v. Facilitate learning walks vi. Maintain close connection with campus leadership team 2. Assist in improving reading, writing, and science achievement 3. Provide opportunities to grow leadership in classroom teachers a. Collaboratively develop a campus-based literacy framework that fits within district initiatives; b. Collaboratively evaluate current materials (e.g., leveled and classroom libraries) and make recommendations on how to improve them; c. Organize a cohort of teachers (approximately 7-10 in years 2 and 3) to complete a MA degree with UTSA (focus on Literacy Leadership); 4. Collaboratively evaluate our work (University/District Research Partnership) a. PASS Model for School-wide Reform b. Concerns Based Adoption Model (CBAM) c. Impact on student learning d. Participatory Action Research (with teachers and community) 5. Create model residency program for preservice teachers a. Courses taught on-site b. Tutoring services (outreach of CITL) c. Saturday | summer Inquiry Camps 6. Community engagement a. Support campus wide community events b. Family/early literacy engagement (e.g., HEB Read3; Family Literacy events) c. Literacy campaign (e.g., Caught you reading) d. Community literacy celebration


funded by TEA.

yes 8.1.18jn


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