Online Professional Learning Series: LEADING EFFECTIVE LITERACY PRACTICES: ENHANCING INSTRUCTION AND STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT (Sept-Nov 2019)
Who should participate?
SCHOOL AND DISTRICT ADMINISTRATORS
Effective literacy leaders create school communities that continually learn with and from each other. They focus professional conversations on the craft of teaching. They lead literacy improvement efforts using their knowledge of best practices and data. This professional learning series will provide rich opportunities for school leaders to deepen their understanding of the complexities of literacy development, as well as best instructional and leadership practices for promoting high levels of student achievement.
Online Professional Learning Series: EFFECTIVE LITERACY COACHING: PRACTICES THAT MAKE A DIFFERENCE (Sept–Nov 2019)
Literacy Coaches play an essential role in establishing and sustaining a school culture that encourages collective inquiry, action research, and collaborative learning. Coaches model lifelong learning practices and evidence-based decision making to strengthen teaching and improve student learning. Throughout this 4-part professional learning series, participants will discuss key factors that contribute to building teacher capacity and raising student achievement. Participants will also engage in action research to evaluate the effects of these evidence-based coaching strategies. Each live, presenter-led webinar is 45-minutes in length, and the interactive nature of each session is designed to promote collegial sharing and collaboration.
Online Professional Learning Series: FUNDAMENTALS UNLIMITED ONLINE SUPPORT SERIES (Sept. 2019–Apr. 2020)
This Professional Learning Series provides ongoing and personalized support for educators utilizing Fundamentals Unlimited. Eight sessions will provide rich opportunities for educators to become familiar with Fundamentals Unlimited’s robust functionality, as well as highlight the connections between Fundamentals Unlimited and best instructional and leadership practices. Each live, presenter-led webinar is 45-minutes long, and focuses on such pertinent topics as Unpacking the Fundamentals Units of Study; Personalizing Instruction with Teaching Resources; Assessing Readers and Writers; Supporting Your Small-Group Instruction; Implementing Content Literacy Units of Study; and Customizing Your Units of Study.
Modeling and Coaching Sessions
These demonstration sessions provide hands-on personal support and take place in classrooms, where consultants model lessons, student conferences, and/or small-group instruction. Teachers actively participate in this process by taking notes, asking questions and reflecting on what they have observed and learned in order to fully understand and emulate best practices. Each day often includes two or three sessions with groups of teachers who are working to establish a collaborative, engaging environment in which literacy teaching and learning are authentic, ongoing and responsive.CONTACT US TODAY TO LEARN MORE
Workshops, Institutes, and Courses
Our workshops, institutes (typically 2-3 consecutive days of workshops), and courses (a series of workshops over a designated period of time), may take place at individual schools, districts, regional locations and virtually.
A critical component to student learning is a deep understanding of effective literacy practices, reading and writing processes, state and/or national student expectations or standards and how children learn best. Workshops, institutes, and courses are designed to deepen teacher knowledge and understanding so as to positively affect learning. Workshop sessions are informational, engaging and interactive; and full of valuable resources and practical information that will impact instruction right away. Teachers will leave each session with a clear vision of purposeful literacy instruction designed to promote student achievement. Workshop topics can focus on numerous and various topics related to ELA instruction and Schoolwide will work with you to identify potential areas of need.CONTACT US TODAY TO LEARN MORE
PLC and Collegial Study Groups
Schoolwide supports schools in establishing and sustaining their own Professional Learning Community (PLC) or Study Group. Educators who have participated in a book club know how the power of collaboration, collegial conversation, and study, can lift the level of understanding. Our literacy consultants initially work collaboratively with educators to determine a focus for systematic inquiry and research and subsequently provide the necessary training and support to help school-based teams take ownership of the inquiry process. Schoolwide facilitated PLCs and Study Groups typically utilize a variety of digital platforms to support and enhance continuous communication, information sharing, problem-solving, and celebrating. CONTACT US TODAY TO LEARN MORE