Brenham ISD School Board Approves LISTO Collaboration


Written by: Ashley Green (cehdcomm@tamu.edu)
Post date: October 09, 2017

Brenham ISD is the latest school district to partner with the College of Education and Human Development for the Project Literacy-Infused Science Using Technology Innovation Opportunities (LISTO).

Project LISTO, a five-year longitudinal, federally-funded research grant, is investigating the impact of literacy-infused science in fifth grade classrooms across the state.

Brenham ISD was invited to participate because it is a rural school district with more than 50 percent of the student population identifying as economically challenged. LISTO researchers will conduct virtual classroom observations in four of Brenham’s fifth grade science classrooms to learn more about the district-typical instructional strategies and science curriculum. The initial cohort will be monitored as they move through to eighth grade, with new cohorts of fifth grade students being monitored each year through 2021.

Participation in LISTO is free of cost and provides Brenham ISD with over $28,000 of technology, stipends and services.  The school board unanimously approved the Memorandum of Understanding, cementing the partnership between Brenham ISD and Texas A&M University and joining 34 other school districts in participation of Project LISTO.