Understand and implement the Odell Education curriculum in order to equip students with the literacy skills and knowledge essential for success in college, their career, and civic life.

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Odell Education

The Phases of a Successful Odell Education Implementation

Implementing and adapting the Odell Education curriculum requires alignment across your district, support from all of your stakeholders, differentiated training for your teachers, and most of all, planning for success. Our learning plans include distinct phases of implementation to support this change across your district.

The Center of Your Professional Learning is the BL Lab

The BL Lab is the central hub for your Odell Education curriculum implementation. Teachers use the BL Lab to find Odell Education resources and lesson plans, interact with their curriculum coach, and track their progress towards their chosen outcomes.

Leaders gain access to a large library of self-directed courses outlining strategies for actionable student-centered literacy practices to drive professional learning within PLCs and give new teachers additional personalized support throughout the school year.

Administrators have a complete view of their professional learning programs and easy access to learning progress across multiple cohorts.

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The Phases of Odell Education


Launch the Odell Education curriculum at your district with an in-person experience that’s designed to provide an introduction to the curriculum and support all educators to take ownership in a successful launch. Teachers, instructional leaders, and building leaders will work together to develop a foundational understanding of the Odell curriculum and begin making a plan for bringing new literacy instruction practices into the classroom.

Launching the Odell Curriculum | In Person
I utilize the Odell Education curriculum materials effectively to support student literacy skill development.


Educators will join an interactive Virtual Workshop to review the Odell curriculum’s guiding principles and begin developing next steps for implementation. Participants will also go through a unit planning process that outlines how to strategically plan for student success. Leaders work with an executive coach to learn how to best support teachers during curriculum adoption and planning.

Planning for the Odell Curriculum | In Person
I utilize the Odell Education curriculum materials to plan effectively based on my students’ needs.

Curriculum Leadership Coaching | Virtual
Leaders learn to support curriculum adoption as teachers build the necessary skills.

Assess Progress

Leaders can better support teachers using the Odell curriculum when they know what positive outcomes look like in the classroom and can make informed, data-driven decisions about their professional learning programs. Learning Walks are a guided non-evaluative experience that helps leaders observe classrooms, identify trends in practice, and use that information to offer their teachers personalized support. 

Learning Walk Cycle | In-Person
Leaders can identify evidence of the target outcomes in the classroom and in student learning.

Targeted Support

Teachers are matched with a curriculum instructional coach in order to plan lessons using the Odell Education curriculum, try new practices, and measure the impact for students. Using the Try-Measure-Learn approach, coaches provide personalized support to help teachers work towards outcomes and align teaching practices to support implementation and adoption of the Odell Education curriculum.

1:1 Job Embedded Curriculum Coaching for Teachers | Virtual
Teachers use the Try-Measure-Learn framework with their coach as they work to achieve target outcomes.

Build a Comprehensive Learning Plan, Tailored to your District’s Needs

The typical timeline to effectively implement the Odell Education curriculum is one to three years, depending on your district’s area of focus and size. Our comprehensive curriculum implementation programs incorporate in-person, virtual, group, and individual learning experiences throughout the full school year, creating scaffolds of support aligned with how adult learners actually learn. Our team will create a learning plan that is tailored to your district’s strategic plan, and includes a mix of learning experiences backed by research and focused on target outcomes.

Focus on Achievable Outcomes

Outcomes are the connecting thread for all of our learning experiences. Each experience is tied to an outcome that makes the change in practice tangible and impactful for students and teachers. For the Odell Education curriculum, we focus on helping educators achieve the below outcomes.

Foundations of the Odell Education Curriculum

Outcome: I utilize the Odell Education curriculum materials effectively to support student literacy skill development.

Planning for the Odell Education Curriculum

Outcome: I utilize the Odell Education curriculum materials to plan effectively based on my students’ needs.

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Learning Strategies From Our Library

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Accountable and Academic Student Talk Stems

Learn about the different types of student talk and explore differentiation strategies to support all students in engaging in meaningful academic talk opportunities.

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Socratic Seminar Discussion

Support students to discuss complex texts or topics while creating a forum for them to build both speaking and listening skills.

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Fishbowl Discussion

Support students to be both contributors and listeners in a group conversation.

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