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Invest in Continuous Learning

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

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October 25-27, 2020

Literacy for All Annual Conference

Nationally renowned literacy and Reading Recovery conference for PreK-8 educators.

Live + On-Demand

Customized Literacy Professional Development

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

Learn with your colleagues!
November 2-December 23, 2020 (Fall Term II)

Linking Assessment to Teaching: Reading, Writing & Word Study

In this 8-week online graduate course, teachers develop skills in systematic observation and analysis of student reading, writing, and language behaviors in order to plan effective teaching to meet student needs.

On-Demand
November 2-December 23, 2020 (Fall Term II)

Acquiring Coaching and Teacher Leadership Expertise

In this 8-week online graduate course, you’ll better understand your role as a literacy coach or teacher leader in a school.

On-Demand
January 25-26 & March 15-16, 2021

School Leaders Seminar

In this 4-day training for school principals and administrators, learn how to support literacy teaching in grades K–6 in a remote or socially-distanced school environment.

9:00-11:30am & 1:00-3:30pm (EST)
Online: Real Time Learning
January 25-March 21, 2021 (Spring Term I)

Guided Reading: Responsive Teaching in Grades K-2

In this 8-week online graduate course for teachers and literacy educators, learn how to plan and teach effective Guided Reading lessons in the primary grades.

On-Demand
January 25–March 21, 2021 (Spring Term I)

Elevating Literacy Expertise Through Coaching

In this 8-week online graduate course, learn about reading and writing processes to support your colleagues’ professional learning.

On-Demand
January 25-March 21, 2021 (Spring Term I)

Word Study: Teaching Phonics, Vocabulary, and Spelling in Grades 3-8

In this 8-week online graduate course for teachers, learn the importance of instruction in vocabulary, spelling, and word analysis skills in the intermediate grades and middle school.

On-Demand

Online Graduate Certificate in Literacy Coaching & Teacher Leadership

A 12-credit online graduate certificate program.

On-Demand
March 3-5 & April 13-14, 2021

Literacy Leadership Team Institute

In this 5-day institute, work with your colleagues to become an effective leadership team in your school.

Registration coming soon!
March 8-9, 2021

Introduction to Fountas & Pinnell Classroom™ for In-Person and Remote Learning

This 2-day training introduces a system for teaching students that creates authentic experiences in reading, thinking, talking, writing, and reflecting in a remote setting or socially-distanced classroom.

9:00-11:30am & 1:00-3:30pm (EST)
Online: Real Time Learning
March 22-May 16, 2021 (Spring Term II)

Thinking, Talking, and Writing about Texts

In this 8-week online graduate course, teachers use behavioral evidence of student talk and writing to design instruction to deepen the level of students’ thinking about reading.

On-Demand
March 22-May 16, 2021 (Spring Term II)

Building Capacity through Continuous Professional Learning

In this 8-week online graduate course, learn how to create a healthy culture of professional learning in your school.

On-Demand
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.

On-Demand
July 12-15, 2021

Summer Literacy Institute

An annual institute for literacy educators on the Lesley campus. This year’s topic is Reaching All Learners: Taking Action for Equity to Close the Achievement Gap.

8:00am-3:45pm

Impact Literacy Speaker Series

Closing the Achievement Gap: Promoting Access & Equity through Literacy

Details coming in 2021!
May 17-July 11, 2021 (Summer Term I)

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

In this 8-week online graduate course for teachers, learn about instruction in phonics, phonological awareness, vocabulary, spelling, and word study for children in grades K-3.

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

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

In this 8-week online graduate course for grades 3-8 teachers, learn how writers’ workshops can develop student writing fluency.

On-Demand