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May 24, 2022 @ 10:00 am 11:00 am

Building a Coherent Approach to Literacy in Your School or District

Join us for a 1-hour webinar to learn about Literacy Collaborative, a comprehensive literacy approach that ensures equitable student outcomes through building a culture of continuous professional learning.

May 24, 2022
10:00-11:00am (EST)
Grade Levels:
Leadership & Coaching
  • District & School Leaders
  • Classroom Teachers, Interventionists, & Specialists
  • Literacy Coaches & Teacher Leaders
Online: Real Time Webinar
About the Webinar

Ensure positive literacy outcomes for every child in every classroom by partnering with Literacy Collaborative (LC). 

We invite school leaders and district wide decision makers to join us for a 1-hour webinar with Cindy Downend and Linda Murphy from the Center for Reading Recovery & Literacy Collaborative. Cindy and Linda will facilitate the discussion to help you think about building a coherent approach to high-quality literacy instruction across the grade levels in your school or district. 

Learn the importance of building internal capacity within the school by developing coach or teacher leader expertise in literacy teaching and learning through the Literacy Collaborative (LC). Cindy and Linda will share the impact of this research-based literacy improvement model and explain the training process for coaches and teacher leaders. 

To learn more about Literacy Collaborative coach or teacher leader training, click here. 

Cynthia Downend, Assistant Director, Literacy Programs

Headshot of Cindy Downend

Cynthia Downend has worked at the Center for Reading Recovery and Literacy Collaborative for 15 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.


Linda Murphy, Assistant Director, Literacy Programs

Linda Murphy Headsht

Linda has worked in school districts in New York in a variety of roles and settings. Prior to her joining the center at Lesley University, Linda held positions as a principal of an intermediate school, a Director of English Language Arts, Social Studies and Reading, a district trainer for Literacy Collaborative Intermediate, a Reading Recovery Teacher Leader and a classroom teacher. Linda holds licenses in Elementary Education and School District Administration.