Overview

MCPER is pleased to serve as an authorized provider of the House Bill 3 Texas Reading Academies. Mandated by the 86th Texas Legislature, K–3 teachers must attend the professional development academies before the 2022–2023 school year. MCPER is committed to the sustainability of the academies; therefore, MCPER will offer the academies through the comprehensive (face-to-face) model. As an authorized provider, MCPER will partner with local education agencies across the state to conduct registration, logistics, technical assistance, implementation of the professional development, and program evaluation.

Outcomes

Educators will apply knowledge of the science of teaching reading across teaching contexts to improve reading outcomes for all learners.

Project Design

Purpose

To increase teacher knowledge and implementation of evidence-based practices to improve student literacy achievement

Participants

K–3 teachers and administrators

Background

The Texas Education Agency has provided the following documents with information about the program:

The Texas Education Agency also has launched the "Reading Practices" newsletter, which has more information about the academies. For more information, and to subscribe, visit the first installment of the Reading Practices newsletter.

Interested in Participating?

Those interested in contracting with MCPER are asked to take 5 to 10 minutes to provide some information before a representative follows up. Please complete our academies survey, where you will provide some initial information for planning purposes. Be prepared to indicate the year you want implementation to start along with the number of people to be trained.

For more information, email the MCPER HB 3 Academies project.

Contact Information

Colleen Reutebuch
Project Director
ckreutebuch@austin.utexas.edu

Principal Investigators

  • Jennifer B. Schnakenberg

Collaborative Partners

Timeline

  • 2020–2023

Sites

  • Various Texas school districts