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Welcome to the Early Literacy Teacher Education Project (ELTEP) Resource and Information Center

The ELTEP is funded through a three-year grant from the U.S. Department of Education Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE). The goal of the project is to enhance the preparation of pre-service teachers with regard to their ability to provide effective instruction to early literacy learners, particularly those who struggle at the early stages of literacy development.

The project derives from research on a comprehensive and responsive approach to early literacy instruction known as the Interactive Strategies Approach (ISA; Scanlon, Anderson & Sweeney, 2010; Vellutino & Scanlon, 2002) which has been found to be effective in reducing the incidence of reading difficulties when instituted by classroom and intervention teachers. As part of a previous project funded through the Institutes of Education Sciences (IES), teacher educators from ten institutions of higher education from across New York State (both private and public) collaborated with researchers at the Child Research and Study Center at the Universtiy at Albany to develop, test, and revise materials, based on the ISA, for use in teacher preparation courses. The current project makes these materials available to a broader number of teacher educators.

Participants who are enrolled in the project may log in to access recorded presentations, instructional materials, and other resources.

Visitors may click on any of the links below to find out more about the project, learn what teacher educators have said about the ELTEP, and learn more about the Interactive Strategies Approach.

Literacy Research Conference, December 4, 2013 (Dallas, TX)