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Poetry in the Age of Science of Reading

June 9, 2023 Tim Rasinski, Professor of Literacy Education, Kent State University

Poetry and other rhythmical texts offer unique advantages and opportunities for teachers and children in reading instruction.

Tags: Teaching

The Coaching Notebook: Your Important End of Year Reflection Tool

June 6, 2023 Linda Murphy, Associate Director of Literacy Programs

A coaching notebook is a powerful reflection tool to consider the year’s accomplishments and determine goals for the upcoming school year.

Embracing the Sciences of Reading: What Every Literacy Teacher Needs to Know

May 2, 2023 Irene Fountas

A foundational expectation for every literacy teacher is a strong understanding of the content of the alphabetic system.

Tags: Teaching

Good and Beautiful and Kind

April 14, 2023 Afrika Afeni Mills, Education Consultant & Author

Kids, Books & Anti-Racism Series featured speaker Afrika Afeni Mills highlights how characters on screen and paper broadened her perspective.

Summer 2023: Online Graduate Courses

April 6, 2023 Summer 2023 Online Graduate Courses

Take advantage of the summer to enhance your career and literacy expertise!

Tags: Latest News

Three Ways Coaches Can Support Teacher Planning

April 3, 2023 Nikki Drury, Literacy Trainer

Improve teacher decision making through three key coaching moves.

Tags: Coaching

Upcoming Professional Development

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.

9:00-11:30am & 1:00-3:30pm (EST)
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)

Acquiring Coaching and Teacher Leadership Expertise

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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