Our Mission and Vision
We envision a time when ALL students experience success in reading, because
- every teacher has the knowledge, skills, dispositions, and resources required to address individual student needs, and
- every student and family has access to the necessary support.
The University of Florida Literacy Institute promotes equitable, inclusive, and effective teaching and enhanced reading outcomes for all children through transformative teacher and reader development programs.
Making an impact on the future of literacy
At home in Florida, we have endeavored to improve reading instruction throughout the state. Our intensive, school-based professional development efforts have focused on deepening teachers’ knowledge and enhancing their classroom application of evidence-based instructional methods. Over the past year, we have broadened our focus to include supporting the development of district leaders and school administrators. This expansion will help school districts build capacity and create systems in which our teacher development work can thrive.
We have cultivated new partnerships to expand our impact throughout Florida. We are working with the Just Read, Florida office to provide professional development and resources for the new state Literacy Directors. We have held a series of webinars For the Florida Diagnostic and Learning Resource System to enhance the literracy support they provide to teachers in every district.