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Gwinnett County Public Schools is requesting volunteers to join the GCPS Literacy Advisory Council

November 1, 2022

     Gwinnett County Public Schools (GCPS) is requesting volunteers to join the GCPS Literacy Advisory Council. This Council will function as a collaboration hub to unpack PK-12 literacy initiatives, review student learning and program implementation data, participate in problem-solving inquiry cycles, and provide annual recommendations to the GCPS team regarding our literacy performance.

Our focus for this school year will include the following:

  • Conduct a needs assessment to identify the current state of literacy performance and expectations in GCPS
  • Review the Dyslexia legislation and district implications
  • Revisit our Comprehensive Literacy Plan and provide implementation status updates
  • Share problems of practice and co-construct practical solutions

     We are seeking 50-60 volunteers to dedicate 2-3 hours per month for six months to fully engage in this work. We are looking for parents and guardians, students, external service agencies, colleges and universities, and all school and district-based staff to serve. This is a working group and our time together and in-between scheduled meetings will require participants to work collaboratively to create proposed solutions.

Proposed Timeline:

  • November
    • Literacy Advisory Council invitation to apply. Application closes November 9, 2022, at 6:00 p.m.
    • Notification to selected members
    • Literacy Advisory Council initial meeting on November 30, 2022, Agenda
      • GCPS Literacy data story
      • Co-construct goals for Literacy Advisory Council and work products
      • Establish milestones for the year
      • Draft a roadmap for the work
      • Establish working groups
  • December
    • No Meeting
  • January
    • 2 hrs/dates scheduled after the first meeting
  • February
    • 2 hrs/dates scheduled after the first meeting
  • March
    • 2 hrs/dates scheduled after the first meeting
  • April
    • 2 hrs/dates scheduled after the first meeting
  • May
    • 2 hrs/dates scheduled after the first meeting
  • June
    • Community report on the work during the year and recommended revisions to the GCPS Comprehensive Literacy Plan

     If you are interested in volunteering to join the GCPS Literacy Advisory Council, please complete this survey expressing your commitment to leading this work by 6:00 p.m. on November 9, 2022.