Literacy Collaborative Professional Learning

Literacy Coach Training

Intensive professional learning (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)

Virtual Synchronous Session Dates: October 6 & 13, November 10 & 17, December 1 & 8, January 5 & 12, February 9 & 16, March 2 & 9 (9:30-11:30 a.m. EDT) | $1,300
Asynchronous Coursework: Time commitments will vary from 30 minutes to 2 hours each month. These assignments are completed independently on your own schedule.

A blended (synchronous & asynchronous) virtual professional learning academy designed to empower individuals, such as administrators, superintendents, curriculum leaders, and coaches, who lead teams, to become a Literacy Leader in their building or district. The synchronous sessions are provided on the schedule below. These live sessions will be recorded and available for a limited time afterward. Asynchronous coursework includes short readings with responses, traditional or virtual classroom observations with reflections, and other assignments that can be embedded in your own work easily.

Sessions will explain how you can support best practice in literacy by understanding the theory that supports it, what it should look like in a classroom, what resources are necessary, authentic conversations with teachers about their practice, and how to support teachers in their ongoing professional learning.

Sessions are designed to support you in becoming a transformational leader by identifying and exploring your current strengths as a leader, as you cultivate new habits and resilience to lead through challenging times. Practical tools and protocols are shared for ways to improve your ability to lead fellow educators in traditional and virtual settings.

This academy is highly recommended for administrators in schools affiliated with Literacy Collaborative or those considering joining the Literacy Collaborative network. However, you do not need to be affiliated with Literacy Collaborative to take advantage of this impactful professional learning.


  • The Art of Coaching Teams: Building Resilient Communities that Transform Schools by Elena Aguilar;
  • Responsive Literacy: A Comprehensive Framework Patricia L. Scharer ed. (2018)

Professional Learning (open to current LC affiliated Literacy Coaches)

  • Primary Professional Learning.
  • Intermediate & Middle Level Professional Learning

Professional Learning (open to all schools)

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

Responsive Literacy Framework

ONLINE: Intermediate (3-8) — Begin your literacy professional development here! ($980)

  • June 2-4, 2020

Intended as an overview of responsive literacy practices, this series of sessions offers professional learning modules that may be viewed alongside other registered colleagues or independently at your leisure and live virtual sessions that will also be recorded and available afterward. Sessions will introduce instructional contexts, including: Interactive Read Aloud, Reading Workshop, Writing Workshop, Guided Reading, and Word Study. Designed for 2-6+ educators. School/district administrators are encouraged to attend with their literacy teams. Detailed RLF information is available here.

Please have:

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