Professional Development


This page has information about all of our professional development, both Literacy Collaborative training and professional development open to all K-8 teachers. For current professional development offerings and to begin the registration process visit our registration site.

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Literacy Professional Development 2018-19 at The Ohio State University (PDF)

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Literacy Collaborative Professional Development

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.

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

A series of professional development sessions designed to empower individuals, such as administrators, superintendents, and curriculum leaders, to become a Literacy Leader in his or her building or district.

Each session will explain how you can support best literacy practice in your school by understanding the theory that supports it, what is should look like in a classroom, what resources are necessary, and how to support teachers in their professional development.

Each session will also address ways to build a healthy culture in your school/district so that positive change can be embraced. This academy is highly recommended for administrators in schools affiliated with Literacy Collaborative or are considering joining the Literacy Collaborative network.

BRING REQUIRED MATERIALS:

  • Systems for Change by Lyons & Pinnell;
  • Transforming School Culture: How to Overcome Staff Division by Anthony Muhammad;
  • Primary Professional Development.
  • Intermediate Professional Development

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

  • 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 3-8 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
  • The Literacy Quick Guide: A Reference Tool for Responsive Literacy Teaching (2018) by Irene Fountas & Gay Su Pinnell

ONLINE / Webinars ($980)

High Quality Literacy Professional Development delivered to you!

Learn about a Comprehensive Literacy Framework through the exploration of the Scholastic text Responsive Literacy: A Comprehensive Framework. This webinar series is developed by the authors of this popular professional text with the goal to support teachers in an introduction to a Comprehensive Literacy Framework.

Register for this summer series to learn how to be responsive to the needs of your students. Earn 24 hours of professional development contact hours. Register and receive a free 15 minute Comprehensive Literacy module delivered to your inbox!


Free Pre-Recorded Download Included

  • Download: Comprehensive Literacy Framework: An Overview — Included free with Registration (15 minutess)

Required Text:

  • Responsive Literacy: A Comprehensive Framework, Scharer P.L. (Scholastic, 2018);

Recommended Text:

  • The Fountas and Pinnell Literacy Continuum, Expanded Edition

  • On-Site Professional Development (See below)
  • District Level Support (See below)
  • Single Site Visit (See below)


Art of Coaching Institute

ALL IN PERSON: Sep 11-13, Oct 22-24, & Nov 25-26, 2019 | $2,400 OR
BLENDED: Jan. 27-29 (in person); March 10 (online); March 24 (online); April 7 (online), April 22-23, 2020 (in person) | $2,400

Art of Coaching Institute Brochure

This series of professional development sessions will prepare participants to use coaching as a strategy for developing instructional capacity among literacy teachers. Participants will learn to shape understandings of best practice and prompt reflection to develop more responsive teaching and greater student achievement. These sessions use a hands-on, collaborative approach and will require that participants engage in coaching between sessions.

Bring Required Texts:

  • Art of Coaching by Elena Aquilar;
  • The Fountas and Pinnell Literacy Continuum, Expanded Edition by Fountas and Pinnell;
  • Teaching for Comprehending and Fluency by Fountas & Pinnell.
  • The Literacy Quick Guide: A Reference Tool for Responsive Literacy Teaching by Fountas & Pinnell (Heinemann) — ISBN 978-0-325-05128-4 / 0-325-05128-3 / 2018 / 96pp / Spiral / Grade Level: PreK - 8th.
Two-Day Institute — April 1-2, 2020 | $550
Art of Coaching Institute Brochure

As a follow-up to The Art of Coaching Institute 1, this two-day session will deepen thinking and provide additional opportunities to develop coaching expertise through collaborative learning experiences.

BRING REQUIRED MATERIALS:

  • Art of Coaching by Elena Aquilar
  • The Fountas and Pinnell Literacy Continuum, Expanded Edition;
  • Teaching for Comprehending and Fluency by Fountas & Pinnell; and,
  • The Literacy Quick Guide: A Reference Tool for Responsive Literacy Teaching by Fountas & Pinnell (Heinemann) — ISBN 978-0-325-05128-4 / 0-325-05128-3 / 2018 / 96pp / Spiral / Grade Level: PreK – 8th



Literacy Leader Academy

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

A series of professional development sessions designed to empower individuals, such as administrators, superintendents, and curriculum leaders, to become a Literacy Leader in his or her building or district.

Each session will explain how you can support best literacy practice in your school by understanding the theory that supports it, what is should look like in a classroom, what resources are necessary, and how to support teachers in their professional development.

Each session will also address ways to build a healthy culture in your school/district so that positive change can be embraced. This academy is highly recommended for administrators in schools affiliated with Literacy Collaborative or are considering joining the Literacy Collaborative network.

BRING REQUIRED MATERIALS:

  • Systems for Change by Lyons & Pinnell;
  • Transforming School Culture: How to Overcome Staff Division by Anthony Muhammad


Institutes


Sep 9, 2019 | $375

If you have ever wondered how do I create a community of readers that are thoughtfully engaged in reading independently while I work with small groups or one-on-one with other readers, the answers are in this session! Participants will engage in and learn how to use five evidence-based literacy practices that lead to high levels of engagement and motivation, immediate feedback for teachers, authentic, thought-filled conversation about texts, multiple ways to respond to reading through writing, and a more empathetic, joyful community. (Teachers using Fountas & Pinnell Classroom Materials will learn how to use those materials effectively. However, it is not a requirement.)

Suggested Text:

  • Responsive Literacy: A Comprehensive Literacy Framework (Dr. Patricia L. Scharer)

Check Back for Dates | $375

Start the school year by creating an inviting learning environment and establishing a community of readers and writers! Learn how to establish routines to help K-1 learners manage their independent learning so you can meet with small groups of students.

Bring Required Texts:

  • Responsive Literacy: A Comprehensive Literacy Framework (Dr. Patricia L. Scharer)

Three Days: Oct 1-3, 2019 | $725

The focus of this 3-day institute is on intentional teaching through Guided Reading that results in powerful shifts in students’ abilities to strategically process a variety of text types and genres. Participants will engage in an in-depth study of the components of Guided Reading, understanding the reading process in order to increase skills for teaching that develop literal, inferential, and analytical thinking about a text, and managing the classroom while establishing independence with all learners.

Bring Required Text:

  • Guided Reading: Responsive Teaching Across the Grades (Fountas & Pinnell, 2017)
  • The Fountas and Pinnell Literacy Continuum, Expanded Edition

Two Days: Jan 14-15, 2020 | $550

This 2-day institute builds upon the foundations of learning addressed in Guided Reading Institute K-6+ (Session 1). A deeper study of teaching for strategic actions within, beyond, and about the text - as well as across the components of the Guided Reading lesson will be explored. Meeting the diverse needs of students within the context of Guided Reading will also be investigated.

Pre-requisite: Attendance at Guided Reading Institute K-6+ (Session 1) is required.

Bring Required Text:

  • Guided Reading: Responsive Teaching Across the Grades (Fountas & Pinnell, 2017)
  • The Fountas and Pinnell Literacy Continuum, Expanded Edition

Three Days: Sep 17-19, 2019 | $725

Teaching through intentional guided reading is teaching that results in powerful shifts in students’ abilities to process a variety of text types and genres. Participants will engage in an in-depth study of the components of guided reading, along with understanding the reading process. They will increase their skills for teaching that develops literal, inferential, and analytical thinking about a text, along with observing/participating in a guided reading lesson and interacting with video examples.

Bring Required Text:

  • Guided Reading: Responsive Teaching Across the Grades (Fountas & Pinnell, 2017)
  • The Fountas and Pinnell Literacy Continuum, Expanded Edition

One Day: Nov 20th, 2019 | $375

Interactive Read Aloud is a critical component of any instructional system for literacy; it informs and supports every other part of the literacy framework. This institute will take participants deep into the practice of Interactive Read Aloud and support teachers in developing engaging IRA lessons that will foster students’ strategic thinking and collaborative conversation, as well as foster a literacy community. Grades K-12.

Participants will also explore a creative method of studying authors and illustrators, one that brings them directly into the life of the literacy classroom.


Two Days: Nov 4th, 2019 and January 9th, 2020 | $550

When collective investment is made in the vision and actions toward improved culture, collaboration, and communication, systemic change and growth may occur. By bringing a team of literacy leaders (ie., teachers, coaches, and principals) to this PD, you’ll build rapport as you establish your vision and mission, and set goals for building collective capacity to impact positive change in your school.

Please bring the following required text:

  • Responsive Literacy: A Comprehensive Framework, Scharer P.L. (2018) Scholastic.

One Day: Nov 21, 2019 | $375

This intensive study features the Fountas and Pinnell Classroom Shared Reading Collection. Participants will learn the components of a shared reading lesson, planning for shared reading using student data, and how shared reading fits within a broader comprehensive literacy design.

Bring Required Text: Responsive Literacy: A Comprehensive Framework (Patricia L. Scharer)

Recommended Text to Bring: The Fountas and Pinnell Literacy Continuum, Expanded Edition.


One Day: Check Back for Date | $375

Primary — Grades K-2.

All readers should be understood as more than just a text level. This study session aims to build deeper understandings of what primary text levels truly entail to use what is known about readers at each level to bridge the gap through focused guided reading instruction. Deeper analysis of running records to support instruction will also be explored. Please bring The Fountas and Pinnell Literacy Continuum, Expanded Edition.

Necessary text:

  • The Fountas and Pinnell Literacy Continuum, Expanded Edition;

Two Days: Jan 30-31, 2020 | $550

By understanding our English orthography as a complex system that reflects the interplay of sound, pattern, and meaning relationships, we can help learners progress in their development. In this 2-day session, we will explore the theory behind orthographic knowledge attainment, along with assessment and practical classroom implications for systematic word study instruction.

Participants should bring required texts:

  • Word Journeys: Assessment-Guided Phonics, Spelling, and Vocabulary Instruction, Expanded Edition (2013) by Kathy Ganske;
  • The Fountas and Pinnell Literacy Continuum, Expanded Edition.

Please also bring a writer's notebook (a blank notebook or one you have already started).



Two Days: May 20-21, 2020 | $550

Wondering how to engage writers in powerful ways within a writing workshop? This professional development will offer you the opportunity to experience a writing workshop within a community of learners. Additionally, learn how to begin a workshop with your writers, along with making instructional decisions to continue to guide learners within the writing process through minilessons, guided writing, and conferring with writers.

Participants should bring required text: The Fountas and Pinnell Literacy Continuum, Expanded Edition.

Please also bring a writer's notebook (a blank notebook or one you have already started).




Benchmark Assessment Training


BAS Training | $375


BAS Primary K-2 (Kit 1 / Levels A-N) — Sep 3, 2019 — 10:30 am to 5:00 pm
BAS Intermediate 3-8 (Kit 2 / Levels L-Z) — Sep 16, 2019 — 9:00 am to 3:30 pm

The Fountas and Pinnell Benchmark Assessment System is a critical tool for linking assessment to small group and individual reading instruction. Participants will learn how to standardize the administration, coding, scoring, and analysis of the Fountas and Pinnell Benchmark Assessment System. Required materials: Benchmark Assessment System.

It is recommended that you bring Benchmark Assessment System, Third Edition.

This training is highly recommended for those attending the Leveled Literacy Intervention sessions.

One-day professional development.




Leveled Literacy Intervention K-2 & 3-8



LLI for K-2

Five Days: Sep. 4-6 & Oct. 23-24, 2019 | $2,500

Prepares individuals to teach using the Orange, Green, and Blue Leveled Literacy Intervention Systems. The first three days introduces the LLI frameworks for teaching. Before returning for the second session, teachers work with students using LLI. During the second session, teachers refine their work within the framework and understand more about working with students who find literacy difficult. Teachers use their own student data to dive deeper into teaching, prompting, and reinforcing.

Participants must have access to Leveled Literacy Intervention Systems through Heinemann.

Please bring the following required texts with you:

  • When Readers Struggle by Fountas & Pinnell,
  • The Fountas and Pinnell Literacy Continuum, Expanded Edition,
  • Prompting Guides 1 & 2 by Fountas & Pinnell.

LLI Refresher for K-2

One Day: August 27, 2019 | $375

Please join LLI colleagues and OSU LLI trainers for a one-day Leveled Literacy Intervention Refresher. Explore updates that have been made to the system and refine your expertise in analyzing, teaching, prompting, and reinforcing the reading and writing behaviors of your students.

Participants must have access to Leveled Literacy Intervention Systems through Heinemann.

Please bring the following required texts with you:

  • Prompting Guides 1 & 2 by Fountas & Pinnell,
  • The Fountas and Pinnell Literacy Continuum, Expanded Edition,
  • Reading Records & Writing Books for one of your LLI group.


LLI for 3-8

Five Days: Sep 17-19 & Oct. 30-31, 2019 | $2,500

Prepares individuals to teach using the Red, Gold, Purple, and Teal Leveled Literacy Intervention Systems. The first three days introduces the LLI frameworks for teaching. Before returning for the second session, teachers work with students using LLI. During the second session, teachers refine their work within the framework and understand more about working with students who find literacy difficult. Teachers use their own student data to dive deeper into teaching, prompting, and reinforcing.

Participants must have access to Leveled Literacy Intervention Systems through Heinemann.

Please bring the following required texts with you:

  • The Fountas and Pinnell Literacy Continuum, Expanded Edition
  • Prompting Guide 2 by Fountas & Pinnell

LLI Refresher for 3-8

One Day: August 28, 2019 | $375

Please join LLI colleagues and OSU LLI trainers for a one-day Leveled Literacy Intervention Refresher. Explore updates that have been made to the system and refine your expertise in analyzing, teaching, prompting, and reinforcing the reading and writing behaviors of your students.

Participants must have access to Leveled Literacy Intervention Systems through Heinemann.

Please bring the following required texts with you:

  • Prompting Guides 1 & 2 by Fountas & Pinnell,
  • The Fountas and Pinnell Literacy Continuum, Expanded Edition,
  • Reading Records & Writing Books for one of your LLI group.


Literacy In The Content Area


Middle Level - One Day

What do teachers in grades 6-8 need to know about teaching literacy in the content areas? How can the Common Core State Standards be integrated into my content area? Find out how to teach readers to read informational text strategically and support writers in creating written arguments and informative/explanatory texts that deepen their comprehension of content.

Please bring informational texts that you plan to share with your students with you.

Materials included: Strategies for Writing in the Social Studies Classroom by Kathleen Kopp (Maupin House, 2012) and Strategies for Writing in the Science Classroom by Kathleen Kopp (Maupin, 2011).



Literacy Workshop | Genre Study for Elementary and Middle School Readers and Writers


Two Days: June 8-9, 2020 | $550

Get an overview of a literacy framework created for elementary and middle school with the requirements of the Common Core State Standards in mind. Participants will actively participate in a genre study. Increase the rigor in literacy instruction for students by engaging them in the reading & writing processes through a workshop approach designed just for them. Readers delve into the study of fiction & nonfiction texts through an inquiry approach. Then they will use the information and understandings gained through genre study to write their own effective, compelling pieces of narrative, expository, and persuasive text.

Bring required text:

  • Genre Study: Teaching Fiction & Non-Fiction Books


On-Site Professional Development (Open to all schools)


On-Site Professional Development is offered by The Ohio State University Literacy Collaborative staff. Our trainers have expertise in the following areas:

Primary

Reading Workshop

  • Guided Reading
  • Managed Independent Learning

Writing Workshop

  • Writing Conferences
  • Independent Writing
  • Guided Writing
  • Small Group Interactive Writing

Language & Word Study

  • Interactive Read Aloud
  • Shared Reading
  • Community Writing (Shared Writing & Interactive Writing)
  • Phonics/Word Study/Spelling
  • Storytelling
  • Handwriting

Literacy Coaching

  • Coaching

Intermediate

Reading Workshop

  • Independent Reading
  • Guided Reading
  • Literature Study

Writing Workshop

  • Independent Writing
  • Guided Writing
  • Investigations

Language & Word Study

  • Interactive read Aloud
  • Word Study
  • Modeled or Shared Reading / Writing
  • Readers' Theater / Process Drama
  • Choral Reading
  • Poetry Sharing / Response
  • Interactive Edit / Vocabulary
  • Test Reading and Writing

Literacy Coaching

  • Coaching

Middle Level

Literacy Workshop

  • Genre Study
  • Reading Workshop
  • Writing Workshop
  • Word & Vocabulary Study
  • Literacy in the Content Area

Literacy Coaching

  • Coaching

For more information on arranging On-Site Professional Development, please contact: Marsha Levering, Executive Director, Phone: 614-688-4977 Email: Marsha Levering


District Level Support

District Level Support will be designed and customized with careful consideration for the specific needs of a district. Services may include but are not limited to:

  • Assessing data
  • Site visits
  • Presentations on reading/writing
  • Literacy teaching
  • Coaching support
  • Designing an in-depth study on coaching

For more information on arranging District Level Support, please contact: Marsha Levering, Executive Director, Phone: 614-688-4977 Email: Marsha Levering.


Single Site Visit

A primary or intermediate literacy expert will come to your site to work with appropriate personnel to help increase literacy achievement in your school/district. For more information on arranging Single Site Visits, please contact: Marsha Levering, Executive Director, Phone: 614-688-4977 Email: Marsha Levering



Cancellation Policy

  • Registrations cancelled two weeks prior to an event are subject to a full refund.
  • Registrations cancelled between 48 hours and 2 weeks of an event will be subject to a cancellation fee of 25% of the registration fee.
  • No refund will be given for registrations cancelled within 48 hours of an event or for no-shows.