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American Reading Company (ARC)

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Organizational Info

Who we are

Founded and run by educators, American Reading Company is deeply committed to nurturing district and school leaders’ capacity and has a 22-year track record of delivering effective professional learning through job-embedded, elbow-to-elbow teacher and leader coaching aligned to high-quality instructional materials. Through an improvement-science mindset, ARC’s professional learning transforms school culture for sustainable student achievement and positions and supports school/district leaders as head learners and instructors. ARC has a unique ability to produce, iterate, and integrate curricular materials in a way that marries well with the vision, mission, and values that states and individual districts already hold dear.

Our team

51+ facilitators/coaches

26-50% are non-white

Where we work

We have worked here

We are also willing to work here

Types of districts that we have experience working with

  • Traditional District
  • Charter
  • Private
  • Parochial
  • Urban
  • Rural
  • Suburban
  • Fewer than 2,500 students
  • 2,500 to 10,000 students
  • 10,000 to 50,000 students
  • 50,001 to 100,000 students
  • More than 100,000 students
  • Greater than 60% of economically disadvantaged students
  • Greater than 20% of English language learners
  • Greater than 20% of students with disability
  • Greater than 80% students of color

Why is this important?

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Sample professional learning services

Long-term services

  • ARC’s HQIM-aligned, job-embedded PL positions Executive Coaches, who have earned the ARC Coach Certification™, to work collaboratively with teachers in classrooms and PLCs. Teachers develop a high capacity to deliver strong, grade-level core and differentiated instruction to meet student needs across a wide range of skills, interests, and background knowledge.
  • Target audience

    • Teachers
    • School-based coaches
    • School leaders
    • School system coaches and leaders
  • Delivery method

    Ongoing individual and/or whole-group PL (virtual/in-person), organized by grade level or grade bands, is geared for teachers, leaders, and specialists.
  • Preferred format

    • Virtual: Synchronous
    • Virtual: Asynchronous
    • In-person
    • Blended
  • Can be offered only virtually

    Yes

Short-term services

  • Successful implementation of HQIM is launched through an interactive transformative literacy design workshop where teachers are supported to establish structures that create a classroom culture supporting autonomy, engagement, and literacy growth. Participants move through explicit connections of the HQIM to ELA standards to understand how structures and routines support learning.
  • Target audience

    • Teachers
    • School-based coaches
    • School leaders
    • School system coaches and leaders
  • Maximum participants

    25
  • Delivery method

    Six-hour introductory workshops (virtual/in-person), organized by grade level or grade bands, are geared for teachers, leaders, and specialists.
  • Preferred format

    • Virtual: Synchronous
    • Virtual: Asynchronous
    • In-person
    • Blended
  • Can be offered only virtually

    Yes

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