State Support Team Region 9 Serving Schools in Holmes, Stark, and Wayne Counties
2100 38th Street NW  Canton, OH    44709   ~   330-492-8136  ~  1-800-733-7732   ~   Fax: 330-493-9135







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Laurie Langenfeld
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School Improvement

SST Region 9 Literacy

The State Support Team – Region 9 supports the area of literacy as it relates to goals determined through the Ohio Improvement Process (OIP). SST Region 9 provides assistance to districts for literacy through:

  • Professional Development
  • Walk-Through Tool Assistance and Development
  • Training for Literacy and Instructional Coaches

The core professional development curriculum for Literacy in Region 9 combines the use of on-line technology and face-to-face instruction focusing on:

  • Dr. Robert Marzano’s “High Yield Strategies” K-12 (Available using Teachscape Online Platform)
  • Five Essential Components of Reading Instruction” K-4 (Available using D2L [eRead Ohio] Online Platform)

Other Available Courses (using D2L [eRead Ohio] Online Platform) Include:

  • Assess-Plan-Teach in Action K-6
  • Building Comprehension 4-6
  • Differentiating Instruction for Diverse Student Needs K-5
  • Early Language Learning PreK-3
  • Scaffolding for Individual Instruction K-5
  • Supporting English Language Learners in the Classroom K-8
  • Adolescent Literacy in a Changing World 4-12 (New September 2009)
  • Developing Adolescents’ Content Vocabulary and Word Power 4-12 (New September 2009)
  • Supporting the Adolescent Reader as a Strategies 4-12 (New September 2009)
  • Fostering Students’ Comprehension of Texts 4-12 (New September 2009)
  • Literacy Coaching in Schools K-8 (New September 2009)
  • School Leadership: Leadership for Learning K-12 (New September 2009)
  • School Leadership: Professional Learning Teams K-12 (New September 2009)

The target audience for these professional development services is special education teachers, intervention specialists, coaches of teachers, and general educators who serve students with disabilities and other at-risk students.