Professional Development Services

Programs, Consultation, Training, and Professional Development For Teachers, Literacy Coaches, and School Administrators

Directed by literacy expert and author Irene Fountas, the Center’s training and programs are consistently linked to student achievement — including improved reading, writing, and language skills, and more positive student/teacher perspectives on literacy instruction.

Literacy Professional Development

Our professional development offerings can help you guide your students in meeting and exceeding the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts. We offer literacy professional development for educators on the Lesley campus in Cambridge, MA, at locations off campus, and our faculty can come to your school district to deliver professional development for groups of teachers and administrators.

Literacy Interventions

  • Reading Recovery
    Reading Recovery is a proven, short-term early literacy intervention for first-grade children who struggle with learning to read and write. We can help teachers who work in a school that has chosen Reading Recovery as its literacy intervention get started with Reading Recovery Teacher Training.
  • Leveled Literacy Intervention Training
    Leveled Literacy Intervention is a small-group, supplemental intervention system designed to help students in grades K–5 who struggle in reading and writing. We offer LLI professional development training to teachers who can work with a small group of students, five times a week, for 18–24 weeks.

School-Wide Improvement

Literacy Collaborative — A Literacy Coaching and School-Wide Improvement Model
Based on the work of reading experts Irene Fountas and Gay Su Pinnell, Literacy Collaborative is a comprehensive, school-wide program that provides a framework, training, and ongoing support for school-based literacy coaches, teachers, and leadership teams. We are a university training site for the Literacy Collaborative model.

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