WestEd in New York

WestEd partners with schools, districts, nonprofit organizations, and state agencies to promote excellence, achieve equity, and improve learning for children, youth, and adults.

WestEd has worked with New York education agencies since 2003, providing high quality professional development for educators and leaders, expert consulting and technical assistance, and rigorous research and evaluation.

Close the achievement gap in middle and high school with Reading Apprenticeship

More than ever, middle and high school students are required to understand complex texts, think critically about what they read, and construct text-based arguments.

Reading Apprenticeship is an evidence-based approach to classroom instruction and professional learning proven to help close the achievement gap in ELA, Science and Social Studies.

Using the Reading Apprenticeship approach, you can help struggling middle and high schoolers catch up to grade level and excel. For students already at grade level, Reading Apprenticeship promotes deeper learning and enhances critical thinking.

Reading Apprenticeship professional learning enables you to give students the tools and skills they need to become persistent, resilient readers, writers, and learners – in any subject.

How Reading Apprenticeship Is Better

  • Evidence-based: Gold-standard research studies over 20 years prove Reading Apprenticeship works
  • Supports social-emotional learning: Blends academic content and social-emotional learning
  • Works with all subjects and students: Can be used in any subject including math and science, and proven with effective English Learners
  • Works with any curriculum: Reading Apprenticeship is an approach to teaching, not a curriculum to buy

Participate in Reading Apprenticeship Professional Learning

  • Experience and learn to build a collaborative classroom culture that fosters both academic literacy and social emotional learning
  • Gain an understanding of the literacy practices and conventions specific to their discipline
  • Learn to make literacy practices visible to your students
  • Enact strategies that improve students’ awareness of their own thinking, as well as their stamina and problem-solving skills
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Our Areas of Expertise

  • English Language Learners
  • Special Education
  • Family Engagement
  • Literacy
  • STEM
  • Early Childhood Development & Learning
  • Coaching and Mentoring
  • School Improvement
  • School Leadership
  • School Climate & Culture
  • Evaluation
  • Data Analysis & Use

Sample Partners

  • New York State Education Department
  • New York City Department of Education
  • Buffalo Public Schools
  • Mineola Public Schools
  • Jamestown Public Schools
  • New York State Council of School Superintendents
  • U.S. Department of Education
  • American Museum of Natural History
  • New York Hall of Science

Contract with Us

  • Orange-Ulster BOCES: Educational Professional Services
  • NYCDOE Multiple Task Award Contracts (MTACs)
  • GSA MOBIS

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