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August 10, 2020 @ 9:00 am August 13, 2020 @ 3:30 pm

Effective Literacy Coach Training

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Become a highly effective literacy coach working in your school, or remotely.

In this 10-day training for literacy coaches, instructional leaders, teacher leaders, and administrators, learn how to better understand your role and how to coach teachers at your school.

Date(s):
August 10-13, 2020
Additional Dates:
October 14-16, 2020 & December 2-4, 2020
Time:
9:00-11:30am & 1:00-3:30pm (EST)
Number of Days:
10 days
Grade Levels:
K-8
Focus:
Leadership & Coaching
Audience:
  • Literacy Coaches & Teacher Leaders
  • District & School Leaders
Credit:
Non-credit; graduate credit available
Format:
Online: Real Time Learning
Cost:
$3,500
  • Includes professional texts and materials
  • Literacy Collaborative Affiliation Discount available
  • Additional fees for graduate credit
Course Description & Outcomes
Trainers
Policies & Graduate Credit Option

 

This 10-day training that takes place over four months is for literacy coaches and instructional leaders who want to better understand their role in schools. We’ll support you as you gain expertise in supporting teachers with language and literacy teaching.

Develop your partnership with school administrators to support teachers. Gain techniques to help develop coaching sessions for teachers and monitor progress over time. We’ll discuss how to use language with teachers that promotes trust and learning. Also, you’ll learn how to create a healthy, professional learning community in your school.

Course Outcomes

  • Learn how to support teachers in school and in remote teaching
  • Identify the critical attributes of a healthy, professional learning community for adult learners and how to build it in your school
  • Examine the coach-administrator partnership in supporting teacher development
  • Design an effective coaching session with a teacher: pre-lesson conference, classroom visit, post-conference/coaching session
  • Employ generative coaching to support teacher independence
  • Learn how to use language that opens conversation and promotes trust as well as the analysis of teaching and its effects on learning
  • Use observational tools to sharpen the analysis of the teaching of reading and writing
  • Discover methods of organizing effective ongoing note-taking by setting up coaching notebooks and monitoring teacher development over time
  • Select particular kinds of coaching to meet the needs of specific teachers: intervention, collaborative, and cluster coaching as well as individual coaching
  • Link coaching sessions to professional development to get a shift in teaching
  • Analyze your coaching conversations with colleagues before and after a lesson to get immediate and thoughtful feedback

You’ll earn 60 professional development hours upon completion of this training, or you could enroll for 3 or 6 graduate credits.

Heather Rodman, Literacy Trainer

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Prior to joining the Center for Reading Recovery and Literacy Collaborative as a Primary Trainer, Heather was a Kindergarten, first, second, third, and fourth grade classroom teacher in Middletown, CT for 16 years. She was also a Primary Literacy Coordinator for five years where she provided literacy training and coaching to K-5 teachers. In addition, she was a member of the Connecticut Department of Education Common Core State Standards Curriculum Design Team for English Language Arts.

 

 

Cynthia Downend, Assistant Director, Literacy Programs

Headshot of Cindy DownendCynthia Downend has worked at the Center for Reading Recovery and Literacy Collaborative for over 10 years, serving in the roles of primary level literacy trainer and currently as the assistant director for primary literacy programs.

Cynthia has worked with many school districts across the United States to train and develop district level literacy staff developers, literacy coaches, classroom teachers, literacy interventionists and school administrators on a variety of topics related to improving literacy instruction.

Prior to her work at Lesley University, Cynthia held positions as a literacy coach, Reading Recovery teacher, and classroom teacher for over 20 years working in a variety of school settings including urban, suburban, and international schools.

Cynthia holds licenses in both elementary education and school administration, and achieved National Board Certification from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards.

Cancellation Deadline & Refund Policies

Non-credit

You must cancel in writing two weeks before the start of the course to get a refund, minus a $50 processing fee. Email CRRLC@lesley.edu to cancel. If you are unable to attend, you may send a substitute at any time. Regardless of weather conditions, if the event is held but you cannot attend, you will be billed for the full amount.

Graduate Credit

Review the university’s cancellation and refund policies for credit bearing courses.

 

Registration Deadline & Shipping Policies

The registration portal closes two business days before the first day of training to allow the minimum amount of time to ship training materials.

If you register within two weeks before the registration portal closes, you may incur additional fees for expedited shipping. You may still experience delays in receiving your materials.

 

Requirements for Participation

After the training, you will receive a certificate of attendance for your participation. To receive a complete certificate, participation during the specified times is required. Additional work may be assigned to meet the professional development hours.

 

Graduate Credit Option

With additional assignments and fees, this course can be taken for 3 or 6 graduate credits. Contact CRRLC@lesley.edu to register for credit.

  • 3 graduate credit option: $5,490 ($3,500 + $650/credit + $40 registration fee)
  • 6 graduate credit option: $7,440 ($3,500 + $650/credit + $40 registration fee)
  • Course number: EEDUC 6159.30

With Your Colleagues Option

We can deliver Teacher Leaders for Literacy to your school/district. This option can be delivered virtually or in-person for a group within your school/district (as COVID-19 social distancing guidelines allow).

  • Group size: Minimum 20, maximum 35 (may vary for virtual option)
  • $3,600 per person (includes professional texts and materials); graduate credit available

Fees & Policies

  • Fees are determined by the number of participants and the duration of training.
  • If applicable, travel expenses for each trainer (airfare, hotel, meals, and rental car) are an additional cost to be paid by the district.
  • Professional development sessions that require extensive travel or overnight stays (if applicable) may incur an additional surcharge.
  • If the number of participants exceeds the maximum, another trainer may be needed. This will increase training costs and travel expenses.
  • Unless otherwise noted, fees do not include the cost of any required books or materials. The faculty trainer will consult with the district to select books based on the topics and the district’s needs.
  • School districts in the same geographic area participating in the same training may combine their resources to meet participant minimums. Payment must be on one district’s purchase order.

For detailed costs, complete our online form to request this training for your school/district and we will contact you.

Interested in professional learning at your school 
or district? Schedule a meeting with one of our faculty trainers.

“The networking with other experts has been very helpful. I found [the faculty’s] facilitation and presentations very strong and applicable to my current role.”

Stephen Metzger, Literacy Specialist,
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