Andrea Rodriguez

Building on a professional development plan that helped improve their students’ mathematics achievement, Ms. Rodriquez, Ms. Edwards, and their partners form a study group to examine issues in language arts instruction. In collaboration with a literacy specialist from the University of Arizona, second and fourth grade teachers examine student work, develop strategies to improve students’ reading comprehension, and learn to connect reading with writing techniques. The study group plans professional development sessions to model best practices and share their learning with colleagues.