Deeper Dive

Learn directly from the experts about Literacy Design Collaborative and the components of the LDC framework. View these videos to gain a deeper understanding of LDC and review the framework in the "Rules of the Road" guide to implement LCD with fidelity.


An Introduction to LDC: A Framework to Move from the Common Core to Classrooms Part 1

Lee Kappes, an original member of the Literacy Design Collaborative (LDC), presents an informative professional development session on all aspects of LDC modules to a group of educators in Kentucky, including valuable insights into developed LDC modules, and strategies teachers can use to develop their own modules.

An Introduction to LDC: A Framework to Move from the Common Core to Classrooms Part 2

In this ASCD-produced video, Lee Kappes provides an overview of the Literacy Design Collaborative and its work with the Common Core State Standards.

An Introduction to LDC: A Framework to Move from the Common Core to Classrooms Part 3

Part 3: Lee Kappes elaborates on the modes of academic writing and outlines the parts of a Literacy Design Collaborative (LDC) module.

An Introduction to LDC: A Framework to Move from the Common Core to Classrooms Part 4

Part 4: Lee Kappes delves more deeply into the steps of developing an Literacy Design Collaborative (LDC) module.

An Introduction to LDC: A Framework to Move from the Common Core to Classrooms Part 5

Part 5: Lee Kappes discusses the reading and writing standards and their integration with Literacy Design Collaborative (LDC) work.


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The Literacy Design Collaborative Framework: Rules of the Road for LDC v1.0

This document establishes the technical specifications for the LDC framework. It outlines the logic for creating an LDC module and provides guidelines for creating tasks and modules. It also includes an introduction to the jurying system that you can use when evaluating the quality of an LDC module submitted for network distribution. Finally, the document also features a glossary of LDC terms.


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