Literacy Collaborative Professional Development


Literacy Coach Training

Intensive professional development (230 hours) across 12-15 months that prepares a literacy coach to implement the Literacy Collaborative Framework in a school. Literacy Coaches develop the capacity to train other teachers on-site at the building level through professional development and coaching.


LC District Coach Training


Literacy Leader Academy (open to principals, superintendents, and curriculum specialists)

  • Oct 14-15, Nov 5-6, & Dec 2-3, 2019 | $1,300

Literacy Leader Academy is designed for administrators, superintendents and curriculum leaders in Literacy Collaborative schools or those considering joining the Literacy Collaborative network.

Study the key role of the principal, how children learn to read and write, ways to support the Literacy Coach, how to quickly appraise the classroom environment, and how to increase student achievement. Learn to use evaluation tools that will help you monitor progress in teaching and learning as you support implementation of Literacy Collaborative.


Professional Development (open to current LC affiliated Literacy Coaches)

  • Primary Professional Development.
  • Intermediate Professional Development

Professional Development (open to all schools)

  • On-Site Professional Development
  • District Level Support
  • Single Site Visit

Comprehensive Literacy Framework

Intermediate (3-6) — Begin your literacy professional development here! ($980)

  • June 4-6, 2019
  • June 2-4, 2020

Intended as an overview of responsive literacy practices, this session will introduce instructional contexts, including: Interactive Read Aloud, Guided Reading, Reading Workshop, Writing Workshop, Writing About Reading, & Word Study. Designed for 3-6 educators, school/district administrators are encouraged to attend with their literacy teams.

Please bring:

  • Responsive Literacy: A Comprehensive Framework, Scharer P.L. (Scholastic, 2018);
  • The Fountas and Pinnell Literacy Continuum, Expanded Edition