Teacher Educators

Great teachers build on the strong foundation that was established in their teacher education courses. For both lectures and practicum, TextProject has resources for teacher educators. Resources such as books and articles are available on the Researchers section and the Teacher section contains over 300 texts for use in practicum.

This part of the TextProject website offers three types of resources for teacher education and professional development:

  • Short articles and blogs on central topics in reading instruction, such as text complexity and vocabulary, that draw on current research and describe implications of research for practice,
  • Professional development guides with activities for preservice and in-service learning experiences,
  • Videos, podcasts, and slideshows that describe and demonstrate evidence-based instructional practices.

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Text Matters—a Magazine for Educators

Text Matters provides educators with a series of accessible articles on hot topics in reading instruction, such as the emphasis on text complexity in the Common Core State Standards. Backed by the latest research, Text Matters articles highlight important background knowledge along with practical ideas for improving reading instruction.

Professional Development Guides

TextProject is committed to supporting "the teacher of teachers" (e.g. literacy coaches, teacher educators, workshop providers) with materials that aid in their coaching and supporting of teachers to provide the best possible texts and reading experiences to students. At present, TextProject has three guides aimed specifically for professional development.

TextProject Topics

TextProject has resources on a variety of reading topics. From beginning reading to silent reading and text complexity to vocabulary development we have research and resources for teachers educators.

Videos and Slideshows

TextProject has a YouTube site that currently has five playlists on critical aspects of text complexity and vocabulary. We also share slideshows from presentations on five critical topics. Some of the topics of the playlists and slideshows are shared but each site also has some unique topics. 

Frankly Freddy Blog

TextProject president and CEO Elfrieda H. (Freddy) Hiebert blogs about important issues in reading research and practice.

Frankly Freddy entries (published from 2005 to 2014) have been sorted into five topics of literacy learning and instruction. Click here to download the ebook!

The Science of Reading Blog and Video Series

TextProject president and CEO Elfrieda (Freddy) H. Hiebert discusses what we know from science of reading research - and what we need to know.


small changes = BIG RESULTS

TextProject president and CEO Elfrieda (Freddy) H. Hiebert reviews how minor changes in instruction and materials can have a major impact on student outcomes.