The Literacy Design Collaborative seeks to improve school instruction by utilizing improvement science principles. LDC engages with a variety of stakeholders and systems—states, districts, professional and academic organizations, schools, and teachers—to develop skilled educators equipped to support all learners. LDC aims to improve standards-driven instruction in every discipline at every grade level, K–12.
LDC is spotlighted for its use of disciplined inquiry processes to test and refine the core elements of their program design. This approach allows it to leverage its digital delivery platform to rapidly test user-centered prototypes for program design and implementation guided by evidence of the relative impact of these approaches on student learning. LDC’s digital, analytic infrastructure enabled it to transform from a face-to- face professional development program focused on individual teachers to a strategic, tech-enabled systems approach for school and district leaders to use in their efforts to diagnose and strengthen literacy practices across instructional systems.