Literacy, Math Professional Development


Literacy, Math Professional Development
A New Approach to Professional Development

SREB is using a new approach to professional development to bring powerful teaching and learning tools into classrooms schoolwide, districtwide and statewide.

The Literacy Design Collaborative (LDC) and the Mathematics Design Collaborative (MDC) help students reach the deep learning necessary to master college- and career-readiness standards.

SREB partners with principals, local trainers and classroom teachers to significantly increase the percentage of students meeting state college- and career-readiness standards. SREB builds capacity and sustainability within schools and districts by developing local expertise to spread literacy and math practices to existing and new teachers.

Since January 2015, SREB has trained nearly 7,000 teachers in 11 Southern states and spread the literacy and math strategies to more than 2,600 additional teachers in those states.


Learn More about Your Role

Our literacy and math training equips teachers with the tools they need to build engaging assignments aligned to college- and career-readiness standards. 

What’s your role in making sure students and teachers benefit from these strategies?  

I am a teacher-leader.

Year 1

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Mathematics Design Collaborative

The Mathematics Design Collaborative (MDC) brochure explains what MDC is and how it fosters a deeper learning that develops students’ abilities to reason, understand and apply mathematical concepts. The brochure also details workshops and professional development offered by SREB.



Literacy Design Collaborative Brochure

The Literacy Design Collaborative (LDC) brochure explains what LDC is and the benefits gained by incorporating literacy into all school content areas, not just English/language arts courses. The brochure also details the LDC implementation plan and teacher training offered by SREB.


Publication Gene BottomsDecember 201554 pages(14V10-R15)

Students Step Up When Teachers and Leaders Transform Classrooms
Literacy Design Collaborative and Mathematics Design Collaborative

This publication describes how schools and teachers are using literacy and math strategies to engage students and prepare them for college and careers. Teachers and school leaders give first-hand accounts of their classroom experiences and share data on student achievement.