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How is the Literacy Design Collaborative (LDC) initiative driving student learning and changing the teacher's role in the classroom? Check out these resources to learn more about LDC and the Common Core.
Connections in Literacy
Video: 8 min 25 sec
Terry Roberts of the National Paideia Institute discusses his organization’s experience in the writing of LDC modules.
Literacy Matters—Gates Foundation
Resource: Web Resource
Watching Literacy Matters is like being a fly on the wall in Sara Ballute's classroom, or at least, looking on from the back of the room to see her Industrial Revolution LDC module and its impact on students.
Pairing Science and Literacy—Gates Foundation
Video: 14 min 8 sec
Science teacher Michelle Buroker discusses her experience in writing LDC modules.
LDC and UbD:  Complementary Frameworks
Download: PDF Document
With the adoption of the Common Core State Standards for English/Language Arts, educators are now charged with translating the standards into curricula and effective teaching methods. In this paper, Jay McTighe explores connections between the robust frameworks of Understanding by Design® (UbD) and The Literacy Design Collaborative (LDC) and suggests ways to extend the power and impact of each.

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