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March 2, 2022 @ 9:00 am March 4, 2022 @ 3:30 pm

Literacy Leadership Team Institute

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Work with your colleagues to become an effective leadership team in your school.

In this 5-day institute, learn how to work together with your school leadership team to build a culture of collaboration and continuous professional learning.

Dates in 2022 to be announced.
Number of Days:
5 days
Grade Levels:
Leadership & Coaching
  • District & School Leaders
  • Literacy Coaches & Teacher Leaders
  • Classroom Teachers, Interventionists & Specialists
Online: Real Time Learning
$5,000 for a team of 6 people
  • $850 for each additional team member
  • Includes professional texts and materials
Course Description & Outcomes
Registration Policies


In this 5-day institute, you’ll learn methods for working together effectively as a team. We’ll guide you in developing a common vision of literacy teaching and learning to create a coherent approach to teaching literacy to ensure equitable outcomes for every student. We’ll discuss how you can use The Fountas & Pinnell Literacy Continuum to develop a common understanding of reading and writing proficiencies across the grade levels, whether you are working in a remote setting or socially-distanced classroom.

We’ll define the role the leadership team has in supporting teacher development, and examine different research-based models for school improvement, including Literacy Collaborative. This institute may be a first step for schools and districts interested in Literacy Collaborative.

The literacy leadership team typically consists of 6 the following members:

  • Principal
  • Literacy coach
  • Teachers at different grade levels
  • ELL (English language learner) teacher
  • Special education teacher
  • Other literacy professionals

Institute Outcomes

  • Develop a common vision of high-quality literacy and learning
  • Determine the schools’ values and beliefs and the impact on school culture and student learning
  • Discuss the critical components of a multi-text approach to literacy learning
  • Learn how to use The Fountas & Pinnell Literacy Continuum as a tool for planning, assessing, and assuring all students meet your state standards
  • Establish group norms and learn methods for working effectively as a team
  • Build a common understanding of the goals of professional learning communities
  • Examine the roles of the literacy coach, administrator, and leadership team in developing in-school capacity for teacher development

You’ll earn 30 professional development hours upon completion of this training.

Cancellation Deadline & Refund Policies

You must cancel in writing two weeks before the start of the course to get a refund, minus a $50 processing fee. Email 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.


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.

Registration coming soon!

With Your Colleagues Option

We can deliver the Literacy Leadership Team Institute 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).

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.

“[As a result of this training,] I will remind myself that I am not able to move our school forward by myself or as individuals; we all must work together as a team.”

Dora Pero, Instructional Coach, New London Public Schools, Connecticut

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