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Word Study: Pairing Joy and Purpose with Pam Koutrakos 

July 27, 2023 Genevieve Arcovio, Literacy Trainer

Looking back at the recent Summer Literacy Institute at Lesley University, educator and author Pam Koutrakos discussed how to combine joy and purpose while teaching word study.

Tags: Teaching

Dr. Timothy Rasinski Speaks About the Art and Science of Teaching Reading 

July 26, 2023 Genevieve Arcovio, Literacy Trainer

Looking back at the recent Summer Literacy Institute at Lesley University, Dr. Timothy Rasinski spoke of how the teaching of reading is both a science and an art.

Tags: Teaching

Mentor Texts: Powerful Tools for Writing Instruction

July 10, 2023 Gen Arcovio, Literacy Trainer

Studying the craft of writers and considering how to use what they notice develops critical thinking, versatility, identity, and creativity.

Tags: Teaching

Fall 2023: 8-Week Online Graduate Courses

July 7, 2023 Fall 2023 Online Graduate Courses

By enrolling in an online graduate course, you have the flexibility to learn at your own pace.

We Are Writers: A Kindergarten Journey

June 22, 2023 Heather Rodman, Literacy Trainer

Literacy trainer Heather Rodman reflects on her conversations with a literacy coach in Ardsley Union Free School District, NY. Find out what contributed to these kindergarteners’ identity, agency, and independence as writers.

Tags: Teaching

How to Teach Writing with Mentor Texts

June 13, 2023 Carl Anderson, Author and Literacy Consultant

What about teaching writing with mentor texts makes it essential to have in your teaching repertoire? Summer Literacy Institute guest speaker and blogger Carl Anderson breaks down the steps.

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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