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Calling All Coaches: Consider Small Language Moves for a Big Impact  

September 22, 2023 Irene Fountas, Director

If you are a coach, teacher leader, principal or other administrator, you may not fully realize how your language impacts each educator in your school community.

Tags: Coaching

Getting to Know Your Readers

September 12, 2023 Nikki Drury, Literacy Trainer

Observational assessment, in the form of a benchmark reading conference, is a good way to begin the journey of teaching literacy in the new school year.

Tags: Teaching

A World of Songs, Poems, and Nursery Rhymes 

August 10, 2023 Genevieve Arcovio, Literacy Trainer

Have you considered the many benefits of using songs, nursery rhymes, and poetry in your classroom? Here are some recommendations as you get started.

Tags: Teaching

Growing as Educators: Making the Shift to a Culture of Professional Learning

August 7, 2023 Irene Fountas, Director

The shift from “professional development” to “professional learning” implies a thoughtful design that is part of the school’s shared vision, values, and beliefs.

Teaching Readers (Not Reading): Peter Afflerbach Discusses the Role of Motivation, Engagement, and Metacognition

August 2, 2023 Genevieve Arcovio

Looking back on the recent Summer Literacy Institute at Lesley University, researcher and educator Dr. Peter Afflerbach discussed the importance of instruction that moves beyond skills and strategies.

Tags: Teaching

Carl Anderson: Teaching with Mentor Texts

August 1, 2023 Genevieve Arcovio, Literacy Trainer

Reflecting on the recent Summer Literacy Institute at Lesley University, educator and author Carl Anderson spoke about how a well-crafted text can model strong writing for students.

Tags: Teaching

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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