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

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Customized Literacy Professional Learning

Our Center faculty will partner with you to design customized professional learning, workshops, and other job-embedded learning opportunities for educators, facilitated in-person or virtually.

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What Teachers Need to Understand About the Alphabetic System: Phonics & Spelling

Expand your knowledge of the alphabetic system so you can teach foundational skills effectively to all of your students.

On-Demand Learning

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, 2024

The Power of Fluency to Accelerate Learning

In this 2-day training, reading fluency will be defined and you will learn how to assess fluency and teach for automaticity and fluency during whole group, small group, and individual teaching opportunities.

9:00-11:30am & 1:00-3:30pm (EST)
June 26-27, 2024

Phonics and Vocabulary Instruction in Intermediate Grades

Learn to teach your students how to use syllabication and their understandings of morphology (the meaning of word parts) to read and comprehend text.

10:00am – 3:30pm (EST)
July 8–12, 2024

Small Group Instruction: Teaching Comprehension, Phonics, Word Study, and Fluency in Grades K-8

In this 5-day training for teachers and literacy educators, learn how to plan for and teach intensive small group, differentiated reading instruction that focuses on essential components of evidence-based reading instruction in grades K-8.

9:00-11:30am & 1:00-3:30pm (EST)
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July 8 - September 1, 2024 (Summer Term II)

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

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

Online Learning
July 8 - September 1, 2024 (Summer Term II)

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

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

Online Learning
July 15-18, 2024

Intervening in the Classroom

Join us for this four-day institute featuring Stephanie Harvey and Lesley University Literacy Trainers to learn how to build every students’ content knowledge, vocabulary, and passion for reading and writing.

8:30-11:30 am & 12:30-3:30 pm (EST)
July 22-25, 2024

Leading for Literacy: What Every School Leader Needs to Know

In this 4-day training for school principals and administrators, learn how to support literacy teaching in grades K–6. Learn how to improve student literacy outcomes by developing a coherent vision for literacy and a vibrant school culture that supports teamwork and continuous professional learning.

9:00-11:30am & 1:00-3:30pm (EST)
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July 23-24, 2024

Introduction to Writing Minilessons Grades K-1

In this 2-day training, learn how to use Writing Minilessons: Your Every Day Guide for Literacy Teaching by Fountas & Pinnell to provide high quality lessons in management, genre and forms, craft, conventions, and writing process.

9:00-11:30am & 1:00-3:30pm (EST)
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July 23-24, 2024

Introduction to Writing Minilessons Grades 2-6

Provide high quality writing lessons in management, genres and forms, craft, conventions, and writing process.

9:00-11:30am & 1:00-3:30pm (EST)
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July 29–August 2, 2024

Word Study: Teaching Phonics, Vocabulary, and Spelling in Grades K-8

In this 5-day course for teachers, deepen your understanding of the alphabetic linguistic system and learn how to teach for phonological awareness, phonics, word structure, vocabulary, spelling, and word analysis skills in grades K-8.

9:00-11:30am & 1:00-3:30pm (EST)
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July 30 - August 1, 2024

Literacy Coaching Essentials: The What, Why, and How

This three-part series will help you better understand the many dimensions of your role and provide you with an opportunity to develop the skills necessary for becoming an effective literacy coach.

Register for one, two, or all three parts of this engaging series.

9:00-11:30am & 1:00-3:30pm (EST)
August 2024– May 2025 (Virtual Schedule Below)

Grow Your Teaching of Writing: Yearlong Support Through Virtual Coaching  

Learn how to implement your yearlong writing curriculum by thinking and problem-solving with our faculty trainers and a cohort of teachers across the school year. Get ongoing, yearlong support through biweekly think-tank sessions and virtual coaching tailored to support your teaching of writing.

10:30am-3:30pm (EST) for first 3 days of training - additional times below
August 14-15, 2024

Joyful Writing in Pre-K and Kindergarten: Fostering Young Writers

In this 2-day institute for early literacy educators, learn how to bring playful engagement together with oral language and foundational literacy learning to foster young children’s understanding of writing across the day.

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

10:00 am-12:30 pm & 1:30-4:00 pm(EST)
Open for Registration!
August 19-20, 2024

Introduction to Fountas & Pinnell Classroom™

This 2-day training introduces a system for teaching students that creates authentic experiences in reading, thinking, talking, writing, and reflecting in all classroom settings.

9:00-11:30am & 1:00-3:30pm (EST)
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August 20-21, 2024

The First 20 Days of Literacy Coaching 

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.

10:00am – 3:00pm (EST)
October 8-10 and December 3-5, 2024

Leveled Literacy Intervention in Grades K-2

In this 6-day training, learn how to teach a highly structured, evidence-based small-group intervention for students in grades K–2.

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

 10:00 am -12:30 pm & 1:30 - 4:00 pm (EST)
Open for Registration!
October 8-10 and December 3-5, 2024

Leveled Literacy Intervention in Grades 3-8

Learn how to teach small-group, supplementary literacy intervention to accelerate learning for the lowest-achieving students in grades 3-8.

 10:00 am -12:30 pm & 1:30- 4:00 pm (EST)
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