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June 1, 2023 @ 9:00 am June 2, 2023 @ 3:30 pm

Going Deeper with Leveled Literacy Intervention

Meeting Student Needs Through High Impact Intervention in Primary and Intermediate Grades

In this 2-day training, you will have the opportunity to deepen your understanding of primary and intermediate LLI systems and fine tune instructional practices for high impact intervention.

Register to participate in-person at Lesley University or virtually!

June 1-2, 2023
9:00-11:30am & 1:00-3:30pm (EST)
Number of Days:
In-Person at Lesley University or Virtual
Grade Levels:
Literacy Intervention
  • Classroom Teachers & Interventionists
$595 + cost of required materials
  • Literacy Collaborative Affiliation discount available
Course Description & Outcomes
In-Person at Lesley University or Virtual
Requirements & Policies


Reconnect, reflect, and refocus during this 2-day training  designed for primary and intermediate teachers  currently implementing LLI as an intervention. In this training, you will have the opportunity to deepen your understanding of primary and intermediate LLI systems and fine tune instructional practices for high impact intervention.   

Learn more about how to effectively teach for efficient reading and writing processing across the LLI lesson.  Discover ways to maximize student progress by refining your practices with phonics, writing about reading, systematic assessment, and progress monitoring. Become more familiar with instructional tools that are used throughout LLI lessons to support your instruction.   

Course Topics:  

  • Address individual student needs   
  • Enhance your analysis of assessment for high impact teaching    
  • Create effective groups for efficient teaching  
  • Systematic progress monitoring   
  • Expand students’ oral language across lessons   
  • Teach for efficient word-solving and writing about reading  
  • Teach for effective, efficient reading processing  
  • Teach and observe reading and writing behaviors  

It is recommended for all participants to be using the Leveled Literacy Intervention systems for Grades K-2 and/or Grades 3-8.

You can take this course for noncredit to earn 12 professional development hours.

Nikki Drury, Literacy Trainer

Nikki worked as a literacy coach and teacher in public school for many years before joining the Center for Reading Recovery and Literacy Collaborative as an Intermediate Trainer. She has experience as a primary and intermediate classroom teacher and literacy instructional coach at the intermediate level. Over the years, she has worked with students, educators, and administrators to improve literacy outcomes. 


Heather Rodman, Literacy Trainer Headshot of Heather Rodman

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. 



You may choose to attend this training in-person at Lesley University or virtually in real time. Should any of the conditions change and it is determined the training will be offered virtually only, you will be notified as soon as possible. We recommend that you contact us before reserving travel and lodging.

If you choose to attend in-person, the training room will have Lesley University’s HyFlex Classroom Technology to support an engaging learning environment for in-person and virtual participants. If you have questions about in-person or virtual attendance, please email us at

In-person participants are required to follow the Lesley safety protocols noted on the Requirements & Policies tab.

Required Materials

You are responsible for purchasing/having access to the following professional materials for this course:

  • Either LLI System Guide or LLI Program Guide (Orange, Green, Blue, Red, Gold, or Purple)
  • The accompanying Lesson Guides corresponding with the color guide you bring
  • The  Fountas & Pinnell Prompting Guide Part 1 for Oral Reading and Early Writing, by Irene Fountas & Gay Su Pinnell
  • The Fountas & Pinnell Prompting Guide Part 2 for Comprehension: Thinking, Talking, and Writing, by Irene Fountas & Gay Su Pinnell
  • Either version of The Fountas & Pinnell Literacy Continuum:
    • Fountas, I.C.  & Pinnell, G.S. (2022).  The Fountas & Pinnell literacy continuum: A tool for assessment, planning, and teaching, grades prek-8, second edition. Heinemann.
    • Fountas, I.C.  & Pinnell, G.S. (2016).  The Fountas & Pinnell literacy continuum: A tool for assessment, planning, and teaching, grades prek-8, expanded edition. Heinemann.

To learn more or purchase the LLI Systems, click here.

Email us at if you do not have access to all of these materials.

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. 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 additional training materials (if applicable).

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.

COVID-19 Protocols

At this point in time, participants who have opted to come to Lesley University for the in-person format of professional learning must be prepared to follow the University’s COVID-19 protocols before and during the event.

  • You must be “up to date on vaccinations” as defined by the CDC.
  • Refrain from coming to campus if you are feeling COVID-19 symptoms. If you are feeling sick, symptomatic, or test positive for COVID-19, please stay home and email to switch your registration to virtual.
  • Masks are highly recommended indoors, but not required at this time. If there is a mask requirement for the event you are attending, our team will communicate this decision.
  • Please read the Lesley University’s COVID-19 protocols are designed to protect the health and safety of our community.


With Your Colleagues Option

We can deliver this training 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.