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The Softer Side of School Improvement

July 28, 2020 Wendy Vaulton, Assistant Director of Research

Soft data is a powerhouse for improvement because it gives an authentic, real-time look at what educators and students understand and can do.

Remote Learning: Communicating with Parents & Caregivers

July 22, 2020 Cindy Downend, Assistant Director, Primary Programs

Communicating clearly and concisely about the supports parents and caregivers can provide to children is key.

Tags: Teaching

Choose Wisely! Qualities and Dispositions of a Literacy Coach & Teacher Leader

July 16, 2020 Cindy Downend, Assistant Director, Primary Programs

Identifying an educator to train as a literacy coach is among one of the most important decisions a building principal has to make.

Fostering Identity and Community Through Storytelling

July 8, 2020 Courtney Varner, Primary Literacy Programs Trainer

Storytelling is a powerful instructional tool in our classrooms. Storytelling acknowledges students for who they are and provides space for students to share their experiences in the world.

Get to Know Your Students in a Surprising Way

June 15, 2020 Author: Jillian Fountain

With an unpredictable start to the school year ahead, one thing’s for sure: you are preparing for all eventualities and thinking about what you will do to welcome your students.

Assuring Access and Equity in Early Childhood: Harnessing the Power of Diversity

June 2, 2020 Author: Irene Fountas, Director

Assuring Access and Equity in Early Childhood: Harnessing the Power of Diversity

Upcoming Professional Development

Customized Literacy Professional Development

Customized workshops, trainings, and institutes for your school or district.

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September 1, 2020

Literacy Collaborative Cohort

Training includes 2 intensive weeks with Lesley University faculty and bimonthly job-embedded learning.

September 28-30 & December 9-11, 2020

Leveled Literacy Intervention (LLI) for Grades K-2

In this 6-day training, learn how to teach small-group, supplementary literacy intervention to boost literacy for the lowest-achieving students in grades K–2.

9:00-11:30am & 1:00-3:30pm (EST)
Online: Real Time Learning

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