Cultivating Literacy, Inquiry, and Content Knowledge (CLICK)

Project Information

FUNDING AGENCY:

NC State Non-laboratory Scholarship/Research Support Program (NSRP)

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Project Purpose

The purpose of the program is to (a) develop an online professional development program, called Cultivating Literacy, Inquiry, and Content Knowledge (CLICK), to support elementary school teachers’ effective implementation of inquiry-based literacy intervention programs for English learners and (b) establish a data repository that will contain a variety of data sources to help to enhance the quality and efficiency of the professional development program and the effectiveness of the intervention programs. The CLICK program will serve as an infrastructure component to support and improve the current and planned literacy intervention research programs, including, but not limited to, Building Knowledge and Language through Inquiry (KLI) intervention (PI: Dennis Davis; Co-PI: Jackie Relyea), online iWolfpack Readers intervention (PI: Jackie Relyea; Co-PI: Dennis Davis), face-to-face Wolfpack Readers intervention offered at The Literacy Space (Co-directors: Dennis Davis and Jackie Relyea), and Yadkin-Wolfpack Literacy Partnership (PI: Dennis Davis) as well as an NC State graduate course, ECI 645 Supervised Practicum in Literacy (Instructor: Jackie Relyea). In the process of validating the usability and feasibility of the CLICK program, the research team will collect data and create a data repository that will contain teacher interview and survey data, audio- and video-recorded and transcribed teacher practice observation during the implementation of literacy tutoring sessions, and student learning outcomes. The data repository will allow us to advance the current and future research efforts with high-quality literacy intervention programs by focusing on teacher-level factors and conditions that may mediate or moderate the literacy intervention effects on student outcomes.