Welcome to School Literacy & Culture at Rice. For more than 25 years, School Literacy & Culture (SLC) has promoted effective teaching through rigorous professional education initiatives that emphasize early literacy, child development, writing and culture.
Through education and mentoring, we not only support teachers, administrators and parents, but also ensure that Houston-area students receive the key to academic success: a high-quality early literacy education.
Our work is based on the following guiding principles:
- Change requires teachers to become part of a professional learning community that places inquiry at its center.
- Teachers learn best when they can use their own classroom experience to examine their beliefs and practices.
- Issues of equity must permeate the fabric of professional development.
To accomplish these goals we have multiple programs tiered to meet teachers’, schools’ and districts’ varied needs.
School Literacy and Culture promotes effective teaching through rigorous professional educational initiatives that emphasize reading and writing, culture, child development and research.
At the Center of Houston Education
School Literacy & Culture is part of The Center for Education at Rice University, which serves as the engine for theory into practice preK-12 outreach and impact.
With a focus on core principles of access, preparation and equity, the Center seeks to advance knowledge related to pre-K to 12 teaching and learning to positively impact public schools in the Houston metropolitan area. In collaboration with clinical education faculty, Houston education practitioners, and Rice researchers, the Center extends Rice’s commitment to provide high quality education by preparing and further developing Houston-area educational leaders, so that they may raise expectations and create opportunities for Houston-area preK-12 students.
I'd like to support SLC by making a scholarship gift.
The most critical funding needs at SLC are for student scholarships. Please contact our office at 713-348-5333 or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I'd like to support SLC by making a course development gift.
As culture, communities, students and research evolve, so must our course offerings to meet new needs. Funding for new course development helps us stay ahead of the curve.
I'd like to support SLC by making a gift to the Center for Education.
As part of Rice's Center for Education, we benefit from resources and capabilities the center provides. A gift to the Center of Education increases our potential impact across all areas of education in the Houston area.
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