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Invest in Continuous Learning

Professional development opportunities designed to support literacy instruction for PreK-8 educators.

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Customized Literacy Professional Development

Customized workshops, trainings, and institutes for your school or district.

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Varies (more details below)

Kids, Books & Anti-Racism Series

This series is designed to confront social injustices that contribute to the race- and poverty-related opportunity gap by promoting access and equity for all children through literacy.

May 17-July 11, 2021 (Summer Term I)

Shared Leadership for School Improvement

In this 8-week online graduate course, learn how to get everyone in their school on the same page about literacy.

Online Graduate Course
May 17-July 11, 2021 (Summer Term I)

Intentional Teaching in a Writers’ Workshop for Grades 3-8

Enroll to learn how writers’ workshops can develop student writing fluency.

On-Demand
May 17-July 11, 2021 (Summer Term I)

Phonics, Vocabulary, and Spelling in the Reading & Writing Classroom in Grades K-3

In this 8-week online graduate course for teachers, learn about phonics instruction for children in grades K-3.

On-Demand
2021-2022 Dates Coming!

Literacy Collaborative Training

Training is held online through a combination of live, interactive sessions and on-demand learning. Participants apply what they learn and receive job-embedded coaching from Lesley University faculty as part of their coursework.

Online Graduate Certificate in Literacy Coaching & Teacher Leadership

A 12-credit online graduate certificate program.

Online Certificate

Online Graduate Certificate in Developing Literacy Expertise Through Responsive Classroom Teaching

An 18-credit online graduate certificate program.

Online Certificate
June 24 - 25, 2021

Introduction to Fountas & Pinnell Classroom™

Create authentic experiences for reading, thinking, talking, writing, and reflecting in all classroom settings.

9:00-11:30am & 1:00-3:30pm (EST)
Online: Real Time Learning
June 28 - 29, 2021

Teaching for Accelerated Literacy Learning in Small Groups

This 2-day training is designed for all teachers who work with grades K-3 students in small groups, including the classroom and in small group settings (students reading text levels A-N).

9:00-11:30am & 1:00-3:30pm (EST)
Online: Real Time Learning
July 12 - September 5, 2021 (Summer Term II)

Intentional Teaching in a Readers’ Workshop for Grades 3-8

In this 8-week online graduate course for grades 3-8 teachers, learn the purpose, organization, and process of a readers’ workshop.

Online Graduate Course
July 12 - September 5, 2021 (Summer Term II)

Intentional Teaching in a Readers’ Workshop for Grades K-2

In this 8-week online graduate course for K-2 teachers, learn the purpose, organization, and process of a readers’ workshop.

Online Graduate Course
July 12-15, 2021

Kids, Books & Anti-Racism Series: Summer Literacy Institute with Kass & Cornelius Minor

Enroll to take an in-depth look at how reading identity intersects with racial, gender, and class identity.

9:00-11:30am & 1:00-3:30pm (EST)
Register for this individual institute or all of the series!
July 19-22, 2021

Leadership in Literacy

In this 4-day training, learn what every school leader needs to know about effective literacy teaching, coaching, and teacher leadership in grades K-6.

9:00-11:30am & 1:00-3:30pm (EST)
Online: Real Time Learning
July 26-27, 2021

Fountas & Pinnell Benchmark Assessment System 1 & 2 Seminar

In this 2-day training, learn how to administer, score, and analyze student reading behaviors utilizing the Benchmark Assessment System.

9:00-11:30am & 1:00-3:30pm (EST)
Online: Real Time Learning
August 16-19, 2021

Effective Literacy Coach

Build your literacy coaching expertise.

9:00-11:30am & 1:00-3:30pm (EST)
Online: Real Time Learning
July 28-30 & October 25-27, 2021

Leveled Literacy Intervention in Grades K-2

In this 6-day training, learn how to teach small-group, supplementary literacy intervention to boost literacy for students in grades K–2 who need additional teaching support.

9:00-11:30am & 1:00-3:30pm (EST)
Online: Real Time Learning
July 28-30 & October 25-27, 2021

Leveled Literacy Intervention in Grades 3-12

In this 6-day training, learn how to teach small-group, supplementary literacy intervention to boost literacy for students in grades 3-12.

9:00-11:30am & 1:00-3:30pm (EST)
Online: Real Time Learning
August 9-13, 2021

Word Study: Teaching Phonics, Vocabulary, and Spelling in Grades K-3

In this 5-day training for teachers, learn about instruction in phonics, phonological awareness, vocabulary, spelling, and word study for children in grades K-3.

9:00-11:30am & 1:00-3:30pm (EST)
Online: Real Time Learning
September 7 - October 31, 2021 (Fall Term I)

Intentional Teaching in a Writers’ Workshop for Grades K-2

In this 8-week online graduate course for K-2 teachers, learn how writers’ workshops can develop student writing fluency.

Online Graduate Course
September 20-22 & December 6-8, 2021

Leveled Literacy Intervention in Grades K-2

In this 6-day training, learn how to teach small-group, supplementary literacy intervention to boost literacy for students in grades K–2 who need additional teaching support.

9:00-11:30am & 1:00-3:30pm (EST)
Online: Real Time Learning