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Engaging Hearts and Minds Through Purposeful Talk

September 14, 2022 Maria Nichols, Author & Consultant

Create conditions and supports for engaging hearts and minds in ways that build depth of meaning making, compassion, and critical process for all students, including our youngest learners.

Tags: Teaching

Focus on Phonics: Five Tips for a Successful Beginning with Phonics, Spelling and Word Study Lessons

September 2, 2022 Cindy Downend, Associate Director of Literacy Programs

Daily systematic explicit phonics instruction is essential for students to learn how to read effectively. Consider these five pointers for organizing your time and materials from the Fountas & Pinnell Phonics, Spelling, and Word Study Systems.

Tags: Teaching

Open Windows, Open Minds: Let’s Not Close the Pools Again

August 23, 2022 Afrika Afeni Mills, Author & Education Consultant

Every educator in the United States must be prepared to engage in their own racial healing work and face challenges without fear, for the lives of their students.

Setting up the Classroom Library for Optimizing Student Choice and Engagement

August 5, 2022 Genevieve Arcovio, Literacy Trainer

The classroom library can become the heart of the classroom. Here are a few tips to optimize your students’ engagement and ease in choosing books.

Summer 2022: Online Graduate Courses

April 19, 2022 Summer 2022 Online Graduate Courses

Make the most of your summer and take your career to the next level!

Tags: Latest News

Inquiry as a Stance for All Literacy Educators: Teaching Reading Like a Scientist

April 15, 2022 Irene Fountas, Center Director

Take the stance of a scientist and notice, respond and refine your instruction through systematic observation based on evidence.

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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