Future Activities

Macomb Projects received a 3-year Outreach grant from the U.S. Department of Education's Early Education Program for Children with Disabilities which began October 1, 1997. LitTECH Outreach will train others throughout the country to use the ITLC model. The original Types I and II classrooms are continuation and demonstration sites for the model while the remaining classrooms are continuing replication sites. Data will continue to be collected by staff in the sites and will be analyzed by the Outreach staff.

The findings of the present study have been replicated in a model demonstration project. A series of articles about various aspects of the project will be written and submitted for publication to a variety of journals, particularly those that reach classroom teachers. Selected articles will be published on the Macomb Projects' web site.

The ITLC curriculum was published by Macomb Projects and was first available at the Macomb Projects booth at Closing the Gap in October 1997, in Minneapolis. Plans include organizing the ITLC curriculum activities and other content into an interactive curriculum on CD-ROM where teachers can find literacy curriculum materials to meet