2017-18 Application for RAP CoP (deadline passed)


Campus Teams are Invited to Submit a Reading Apprenticeship Professional Learning Plan

Key dates:

  • EARLY BIRD APPLICATION DEADLINE: m. Pacific Standard Time on Friday, May 26, 2017.
  • Final Application Deadline: m. Pacific Standard Time on Friday, June 2, 2017.
  • Applicants will receive notification by June 9, 2017.

For more information about Reading Apprenticeship, visit https://readingapprenticeship.org/

For more information about 3CSN, visit http://3csn.org/

Program Information

3CSN seeks to support educators who can commit to a series of intensive Reading Apprenticeship professional learning events over 2017-18 as part of a campus team.

In your application, you are invited to customize your team’s professional learning plan by choosing from a range of intensive Reading Apprenticeship Professional Development events, including those focused on FIRST YEAR EXPERIENCE, STEM, or ACADEMIC LITERACY ACROSS DISCIPLINES. (All options are described on page 3).


Guidelines and Requirements

Each team member should commit to the following for the 2017-2018 year:

  • ONE intensive Reading Apprenticeship PL opportunity, to be selected from the list on page 3. Different team members can choose to participate in different events.
  • Reading Apprenticeship Winter Conference (participants come together to deepen their knowledge of Reading Apprenticeship and share best practices, challenges, and successes related to implementation).
    • February 1-2, 2018 Kellogg West Conference Center in Pomona, CA.
  • CA Statewide Reading Apprenticeship Conference (educators present interactive 90 minute workshop sessions demonstrating and reporting on their work with Reading Apprenticeship)
    • May 11-12, 2018 (Location TBD)
  • In addition, we hope that the campus teams will set up a routine meeting schedule to come together, share their work, support each other, and discuss next steps.
  • Registration fees for the Community of Practice are $200/team member.
  • Transportation costs are to be borne by the participants.
  • In the event that we receive more proposals than we have available funding, preference will be given to plans which:
    • Build upon work established in the Reading Apprenticeship Community College STEM Network
    • Include educators from across disciplines/ roles
    • Include cost sharing from campus sources
    • Include coaching elements in the professional learning plan.

Application elements:

  1. Team Member Information. Please submit names, discipline and contact information for your proposed team, which should consist of:
  • 3-5 faculty who plan to incorporate the Reading Apprenticeship framework into their classrooms, including 1-2 Team Lead(s) who are willing to serve as the primary communication link with 3CSN and to convene on-site team meetings, and
  • (Optional): An administrator who will participate in the professional development alongside faculty in order to deeply understand and support their work and to provide a primary communication link to other campus administrators.

All team members must plan to participate in Reading Apprenticeship professional development. Teams can determine a professional learning plan drawing from a variety of available options, including:

  • RA101, an introductory 7-week online course for instructors from any discipline.
    • Fall 2017: September 18-November 3
    • Winter and Spring 2018: session dates TBA
  • RA101 for STEM, an introductory 6-week online course for STEM instructors.
  • Fall 2017:September 18-November 3
  • Winter and Spring 2018: session dates TBA
  • 3-day Introduction to Reading Apprenticeship seminar.
    • July 10-12, 2017 at the WestEd offices in Oakland, CA.
  • 3-day Seminar: Reading Apprenticeship for First Year Experience Contexts.
    • July 19-21, 2017 at the WestEd offices in Oakland, CA.
  • 3-day Introduction to Reading Apprenticeship in STEM seminar.
    • July 24-26, 2017 at the WestEd offices in Oakland, CA.
  • Reading Apprenticeship Campus Coach, an 8-week online course to support faculty leaders in facilitating their colleagues’ learning and engagement.
    • Fall 2017: September 11-November 3
  • Leadership Community of Practice in Reading Apprenticeship (LCoP) (prepares participants to lead professional learning workshops for faculty members at their own campuses; completion of RA 101 or 3-day seminar is a pre-requisite).
    • Two face-to-face sessions: June 19-22, 2017 (summer session) at the WestEd offices in Oakland, CA and February 1-2, 2018 (winter conference) at Kellogg West Conference Center in Pomona, CA.
    • Online course through fall and spring 2017-18.
  • Full-day Reading Apprenticeship workshop held at your campus to support team’s momentum.
  • Coaching from experienced Reading Apprenticeship leaders, who can assist with: designing and/ or facilitating inquiry group meetings or longer retreats, observing classrooms, writing curriculum, or other needs specific to your local context.


  1. Narrative Proposal.

In 500 words or less, please explain your team’s initial plan for introducing and sustaining Reading Apprenticeship professional development on your campus. In addition to identifying exactly which professional learning opportunities (from the list on page 3) you would like to participate in and the team members who will be participating, the strongest applications will include:

  • Ideas about how new learning about Reading Apprenticeship could be incorporated into existing student success initiatives, such as:
    • Equity Initiatives
    • Basic Skills Transformation Grants/ Basic Skills Initiatives
    • Guided Pathways
    • Promise Innovation Grants
    • First Year Experience programs
    • Curricular revision and transformation
    • Creating a culture of inquiry around teaching and learning to support any of the above.
  • Ideas about how to equitably include adjunct as well as full-time faculty.
  • Ideas about how to connect the campus team’s work with regional networks and/or other reform initiatives.
  • Ideas about how to create opportunities for professional learning to stretch across boundaries between administration, faculty, and staff.
  • Concrete ways that your campus can support your participation in RAP. Examples include: travel funds to support the face-to-face components of the teams’ professional learning plan, release time for team leads, funds to compensate adjunct faculty for their team meeting times, assistance with class scheduling, a food and materials budget for team meetings, etc.
  • Ideas about how you imagine your campus team will contribute to RAP.

When articulating a professional learning plan, please keep in mind that individual campuses will be expected to support their teams’ travel costs as well as a $200.00 fee per team member.


Please contact Nika Hogan at nika@3csn.org.