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August 20 @ 10:00 am August 21 @ 3:00 pm

The First 20 Days of Literacy Coaching 

Set yourself up for a successful new year!

Join us for this two-day professional learning for literacy coaches to learn a variety of ways to organize and jump start your coaching in the fall.

August 20-21, 2024
10:00am – 3:00pm (EST)
Number of Days:
In-Person at Lesley University or Virtual
Grade Levels:
Leadership & Coaching
  • District & School Leadership
  • Literacy Coaches & Teacher Leaders
10 PD Hours
$595 (including texts)
Course Description & Outcomes
In-Person at Lesley or Virtual
Registration Policies


To ensure a successful year of coaching teachers at your school, you need to have a plan to start the year off strong thinking about ways to build relationships with new and returning teachers, set a clear vision and goals for the upcoming year, and create a plan together to achieve those goals.  The first 20 days of the new school year provide you with great opportunities. Let’s come together to think about ways to successfully jump start your coaching in the fall!  


  • Coaching values and beliefs 
  • Collaborating with teachers, administrators, and other stakeholders 
  • Identifying literacy goals for the upcoming school year 
  • Creating a 20-day plan to start accomplishing your most important literacy goals  
  • Maximizing your time  
  • Working with individual teachers and teams 

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.


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 Registration Policies tab.

Required Texts

Leading for Literacy by Fountas & Pinnell (we are sending these to participants). 

Cancellation Deadline & Refund Policies

If you cancel your registration prior to the first day of training, you will be charged a $50 processing fee. Email if you have a cancellation or substitution request. 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.

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

“I loved the way this course forced me to think deeply. The role-playing and experiences helped me to fully understand the text and be more prepared to implement it.”

Rachel S., Literacy Coach, Dover-Sherborn High School, MA

“I appreciated these two days, which made me think, helped me come up with some plans, and helped me to realize what questions I still need to figure out. I found these two days very valuable and I’m excited for the fall.”

Renee C., Reading Recovery/Title 1 Teacher, Hancock Grammar School, ME