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Video: Debra’s Story—What does literacy mean to me?

September 21, 2020 Next month we're hosting the 31st Annual Literacy for All Virtual Conference, October 25-27 (Live + OnDemand).

To celebrate we’re featuring stories from educators who are passionate about literacy. Thank you Debra for sharing your story!

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A New Kind of Virtual Coaching Cycle

September 17, 2020 Stephanie Affinito, Literacy Teacher Educator, Literacy Coach, Author, Department of Literacy Teaching and Learning, University of Albany, NY

While content coaching cycles can never replace classroom coaching cycles, they offer new opportunities to partner together around shared teacher learning and can be an important first step to deeper, more intense collaboration in the classroom, either in-person or virtually.

Getting to know you, getting to know all about you…

September 2, 2020 Cindy Downend & Wendy Vaulton

Getting to know every child as an individual requires intention, observation, and inquiry. The fundamentals of good assessment still apply.

Are You Ready to Listen?

August 31, 2020 Heather Rodman, Literacy Trainer

As literacy coaches, we want to build relationships, empower teachers, and foster collaborative learning environments. So why do we often end up listening to respond instead of listening to understand?

Coaching in Challenging Times

August 26, 2020 Cathy Toll, Lead Consultant, Partnering to Learn, Menasha, WI

Savvy coaches see every interaction as a chance to build trust and “grow” a partnership.

Tags: Coaching

Keys to Assuring a Standardized Comprehension Conversation with the Benchmark Assessment System

August 5, 2020 Irene Fountas, Director

As you use the Fountas and Pinnell Benchmark Assessment System, consider these suggestions.

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Upcoming Professional Development

July 8 - September 1, 2024 (Summer Term II)

Intentional Teaching in a Readers’ Workshop for Grades 3-8

In this 8-week online course for K-2 teachers, learn the purpose, organization, and structure of a readers’ workshop.

Online Learning
August 2024– May 2025 (Virtual Schedule Below)

Grow Your Teaching of Writing: Yearlong Support Through Virtual Coaching  

Learn how to implement your yearlong writing curriculum by thinking and problem-solving with our faculty trainers and a cohort of teachers across the school year. Get ongoing, yearlong support through biweekly think-tank sessions and virtual coaching tailored to support your teaching of writing.

10:30am-3:30pm (EST) for first 3 days of training - additional times below

Leveled Literacy Intervention National Tutoring Scale-Up Model

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

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