Summary

The goal of this project was to address the issue of literacy acquisition by providing educators with new ideas and software resources to aid in teaching literacy and numeracy. Literacy is not only the ability to read and write, but also includes the ability to navigate new technologies and understand and utilize acquired information. The Center for the Study of Learning and Performance developed three new software platforms, collectively called the Learning Toolkit, to aid in literacy acquisition. These programs consist of inter-related, evidence based tools that work together to give teachers and learners important assistance in developing and enhancing essential educational competencies. CSLP freely distributes software and training package supplements to educators who are supported in using materials in their local schools. Teachers are supported in their use of the Learning Toolkit by “just-in-time” videos, which provide feedback for educators and allow teachers to communicate with one another on-line.