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Summer 2023: Professional Development for Literacy Educators and School Leaders

March 27, 2023 Center News

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

Tags: Latest News

Playing with Letters, Sounds, and Words: Lessons Learned from Four Year-Olds

March 8, 2023 Cindy Downend, Associate Director of Literacy Programs

Cindy Downend, our associate director of primary literacy programs, highlights her experiences helping the earliest readers with letters and sounds.

What Is Textured Teaching and why is it important?

February 28, 2023 Lorena Escoto Germán, Educator & Author

In several states in the United States, talking about race and racism is currently restricted in one way or another. In the year 2023, not 1950. So how will those of us who are committed anti-biased and anti-racist teachers proceed? With conviction and vigor.

Make Room for Meaning: How Decoding and Meaning Go Hand-in-hand

February 24, 2023 Wendy Vaulton, Associate Director for Reading Recovery and Early Interventions

Research indicates that emergent readers need both code-based (phonics) and meaning-based (context) strategies to successfully solve the high volume of words needed to read English.

6 Tips for Effective Leveled Literacy Intervention Implementation

February 17, 2023 Nikki Drury, Literacy Trainer

With intentional planning, you can ensure Leveled Literacy Intervention instruction will have a powerful impact on student achievement.

Tags: Intervention

4 Easy Tips for Efficient, Effective Interactive Writing Lessons

February 1, 2023 Gen Arcovio, Literacy Trainer

Interactive writing is an engaging way to build children’s understandings of sounds, letters, words and how they all work together to create a meaningful message. What are some ways you have made your interactive writing lessons effective and efficient?

Tags: Teaching

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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