Literacy Partnerships

The PCL and CIM network is comprised of university and public school partnerships across 13 states. The UALR Center for Literacy is the National PCL and CIM Center, where the innovations were developed, refined, and examined over time in collaboration with educators across the country. From 2005-2010, five universities – University of Maine, University of Northern Iowa, University of Kentucky, National Louis University, and Georgia State University – affiliated with the UALR Center for Literacy to become state and regional university centers for training PCL and CIM coaches in their respective states. To become a university partner, a trainer must participate in a yearlong intensive training design at UALR and commit to annual professional development for as long as the university is an affiliated PCL and CIM training center. This network of university trainers creates a structure for collaborative research and development, as well as a framework for scaling up the PCL and CIM implementations across the country.

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