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Summer 2021: Online Graduate Courses

April 8, 2021 Summer 2021 Online Graduate Courses

Take your career to the next level, whether you are working in a remote setting or socially-distanced classroom!

SUMMER 2021: Professional Development Literacy Educators and School Leaders

March 26, 2021 Center News

Make the most of your summer! Check out these literacy professional development opportunities.

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Learning to Read is Complex: No Reading Program is an Alternative to Teacher Expertise

February 26, 2021 Irene Fountas, Director

As a literacy teacher, your understanding of the composite of competencies that are characteristic of effective reading and writing and how they change over time will set the pathway for your teaching.

Our Top Posts from 2020

January 8, 2021 Center News

Now that 2020 has come to a close, we are reflecting on some of our most read and revisited blog posts from the year.

$3 Million Gift Endows Dr. Gay Su Pinnell Fund for Reading Recovery®

December 18, 2020 Center News

Dr. Gay Su Pinnell generously endowed Lesley University with a $3 million gift to support the Center for Reading Recovery® and Literacy Collaborative within the Graduate School of Education. As a longtime collaborator with our director, Irene Fountas, Pinnell has more than three decades of partnership with Lesley.

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Case Study: William Ellery Channing Elementary School

December 8, 2020 Official Center News & Updates

Learn more about the Channing School’s partnership with the Center for Reading Recovery and Literacy Collaborative began in 2014 when the school was identified by the Massachusetts Department of Education as a turnaround school.

Upcoming Professional Development

Leveled Literacy Intervention National Tutoring Scale-Up Model

Support readers and writers to make literacy progress in 12–18 weeks.

Featured on the National Proven Tutoring Website!
May 6, 2024

Kids, Books, and Anti-Racism Series: Vivian Vasquez

Join us for the third event in our 2024 Kids, Books, and Anti-Racism series!

9:00-11:30am & 1:00-3:30pm (EST)
Register for this individual workshop or all of the series!
April 10-11, 2024

Joyful Writing in Pre-K: Fostering Young Writers

In this 2-day institute for early literacy educators, learn how to bring playful engagement together with oral language and foundational literacy learning to foster young children’s understanding of writing across the day.

Register to participate in-person at Lesley University or virtually!

9:00-11:30am & 1:00-3:30pm (EST)
Open for Registration!

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