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Calling All Coaches: Consider Small Language Moves for a Big Impact  

September 22, 2023 Irene Fountas, Director

If you are a coach, teacher leader, principal or other administrator, you may not fully realize how your language impacts each educator in your school community.

Tags: Coaching

Getting to Know Your Readers

September 12, 2023 Nikki Drury, Literacy Trainer

Observational assessment, in the form of a benchmark reading conference, is a good way to begin the journey of teaching literacy in the new school year.

Tags: Teaching

A World of Songs, Poems, and Nursery Rhymes 

August 10, 2023 Genevieve Arcovio, Literacy Trainer

Have you considered the many benefits of using songs, nursery rhymes, and poetry in your classroom? Here are some recommendations as you get started.

Tags: Teaching

Growing as Educators: Making the Shift to a Culture of Professional Learning

August 7, 2023 Irene Fountas, Director

The shift from “professional development” to “professional learning” implies a thoughtful design that is part of the school’s shared vision, values, and beliefs.

Teaching Readers (Not Reading): Peter Afflerbach Discusses the Role of Motivation, Engagement, and Metacognition

August 2, 2023 Genevieve Arcovio

Looking back on the recent Summer Literacy Institute at Lesley University, researcher and educator Dr. Peter Afflerbach discussed the importance of instruction that moves beyond skills and strategies.

Tags: Teaching

Carl Anderson: Teaching with Mentor Texts

August 1, 2023 Genevieve Arcovio, Literacy Trainer

Reflecting on the recent Summer Literacy Institute at Lesley University, educator and author Carl Anderson spoke about how a well-crafted text can model strong writing for students.

Tags: Teaching

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January 25-26 & March 14-15, 2024

Leading for Literacy: What Every School Leader Needs to Know

In this 4-day training for school principals and administrators, learn how to support literacy teaching in grades K–6.

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October 30 - December 23, 2023 (Fall Term II)

Linking Assessment to Teaching: Reading, Writing & Word Study

In this 8-week online graduate course, teachers develop skills in systematic observation and analysis of student reading, writing, and language behaviors in order to plan effective teaching to meet student needs.

October 30 - December 23, 2023 (Fall Term II)

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In this 8-week online graduate course, you’ll better understand your role as a literacy coach or teacher leader in a school.

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