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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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January 17, March 8 & May 6, 2024

Kids, Books & Anti-Racism Series 2024

Deepen your understanding of how to cultivate anti-bias and anti-racist practices in classrooms and schools with these three nationally known speakers.

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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
April 30-May 1, 2024

Not a Minute to Lose: Optimizing Coaching and Professional Learning Opportunities Across the Day

In this 2-day training, learn about a variety of powerful coaching tools and protocols you can use to make the most of the precious professional learning time you have with teachers.

10:00 – 3:00 (EST)
May 6, 2024

Kids, Books, and Anti-Racism Series: Vivian Vasquez

Join us for the third event in our 2024 Kids, Books, and Anti-Racism series!

9:00-11:30am & 1:00-3:30pm (EST)
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May 16-17, 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)
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

Guided Reading: 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 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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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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Leveled Literacy Intervention National Tutoring Scale-Up Model

Support readers and writers to make literacy progress in 12–18 weeks.

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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