Cooperative Unison Reading

High School for Green Careers Graduates Class of 2016!

High School for Green Careers Graduates Class of 2016!

by cynthia mcccallister

2013-2015. Read how we implemented Learning Cultures as a comprehensive school turnaround strategy at Urban Assembly High School for Green Careers, in 2013 NYC's 4th lowest performing high school with a 39% graduation rate. By 2016 it was among one of NYC's 7% top performing schools with over 60% of students graduating.

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P.S. 443: The Family School, South Bronx

P.S. 443: The Family School, South Bronx

by cynthia mcccallister

2011-2013. I had the pleasure to work with the children who attend The Family School in the South Bronx, who are from Africa, the Caribbean, and Central America, among other places. They loved opportunities to share stories and read together in Unison. And dramatic gains in achievement reflected their engagement.

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High School for Language and Innovation Graduates Its First Class: The First Group of Students to Have Learning Cultures for Four Years

High School for Language and Innovation Graduates Its First Class: The First Group of Students to Have Learning Cultures for Four Years

by cynthia mcccallister

2011-2015. Beginning from it's first year, starting with a small class of 9th graders, I helped the staff build the school around the Learning Cultures model, where it was used to structure academic programs and curriculum in all subjects. In 2013 the school graduated it's first class. 

 

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Cooperative Unison Reading: Socially-Inclusive Group Instruction for Equity and Achievement

Cooperative Unison Reading: Socially-Inclusive Group Instruction for Equity and Achievement

by cynthia mcccallister

Circa 2011. Cooperative Unison Reading is the crown jewel of the Learning Cultures framework. It is a method that all kids of any age or language background can easily follow to access a text and share ideas together. It promotes cooperation, self-regulation, and mindfulness. It's super fun, and kids develop reading skills and social-emotional well-being.

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