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Professional Learning


If you have questions about our professional learning, please contact us. We welcome inquiries from districts and schools interested in customized content and learning pathways for K-8 literacy teachers, administrators, and teams. We have extensive experience delivering high quality distance learning.

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Literacy Collaborative Professional Learning

See below for our shorter Art of Coaching Institutes. This listing is for our long-term intensive literacy coach training (230 hours) across 12-15 months that prepares a 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. This training begins in August each year, with the application process starting earlier in the summer.

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. Eastern) | $1,300 | Register for this class
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.

REQUIRED MATERIALS:

  • The Art of Coaching Teams: Building Resilient Communities that Transform Schools by Elena Aguilar;
  • Responsive Literacy: A Comprehensive Framework Patricia L. Scharer ed. (2018)
  • Primary Professional Learning.
  • Intermediate & Middle Level Professional Learning
Three Days: June 1-3, 2021 | Register for RLF 3-8

Begin your literacy professional development here! ($980)


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, and Word Study. Designed for 2-6+ 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
  • The Literacy Quick Guide: A Reference Tool for Responsive Literacy Teaching (2018) by Irene Fountas and Gay Su Pinnell

Primary (K-2) and Intermediate / Middle Level (3-8)

Visit the modules page to learn more about these self-paced, extended access online learning modules for various instructional contexts.

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

Eight days: check back for dates | $2,400

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 7-8, 2021 | $550 | Register for Art of Coaching Institute 2
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

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. Eastern) | $1,300 | Register for this class
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.

REQUIRED MATERIALS:

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


Institutes


Check back for dates | $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.)

Register for Creating a Community of Independent Readers in Grades 2-8

Suggested Text:

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

Please Check Back for Date | $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.

Register for Establishing Independence in the K-1 Classroom.

Bring Required Texts:

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

ONLINE - Two Days: Jan 11-12, 2021 | $550 | Register for this event

This class is ONLINE

In a genre study, readers delve into the exploration of fiction & nonfiction texts through an inquiry approach. Then they use the information and understandings gained through their inquiry to write their own effective, compelling pieces of narrative, expository, and persuasive texts. Genre Study increases the rigor in literacy instruction for ALL students by engaging them in the reading & writing processes through a workshop approach designed just for them.

This two-day professional learning will be provided through an engaging LIVE webinar format. You will work directly with the instructor. Participants will engage in an actual genre study of memoir. The instructor will model lessons and give participants time to practice, debrief, and reflect. It is essential that each participant collects a set of memoir texts prior to the first session. A list of recommendations is listed below.

Required Materials:

  • Genre Study: Teaching Fiction & Non-Fiction Books by Fountas & Pinnell
  • Ten to fifteen examples of memoir text (If possible, collect memoirs that are most like what your students would be reading on their own or you would be reading to them.) Writer’s Notebook (a simple composition notebook will do)
  • Sticky notes

Though not required, it is highly recommended that you use a head set for the webinar.

Recommended Memoirs:

While the list contains several possibilities, participants are welcome to access any memoirs they would like.

  • Saturdays and Teacakes (Laminack)
  • 14 Cows for America (Deedy)
  • A Different Pond (Boa)
  • Crow Call (Lowry)
  • March (Lewis)
  • Knucklehead (Scieszka)
  • Brown Girl Dreaming (Woodson)
  • Afghan Dreams: Young Voices of Afghanistan (O’Brien)
  • Through my Eyes (Bridges)
  • Up North at the Cabin (Chall)
  • Canoe Days (Paulsen)
  • Growing Up In Coal Country (Bartoletti)
  • Little by Little (Clittle)
  • Self-Portrait: Trina Schart Hyman (Hyman)
  • Granddad Bill’s Song (Yolen)
  • Great-Grandma Tells of Threshing Days (Cross)
  • Star of Fear, Star of Hope (Hoestlandt)
  • I Dream of Trains (Johnson)
  • The Day Gogo Went to Vote (Sisulu)
  • Looking Back: A Book of Memories (Lowry)
  • Mandela (Cooper)
  • The Wall (Bunting)
  • Through My Eyes (Bridges)
  • The Whispering Cloth: A Refugee’s Story (Shea)
  • Under the Royal Palms (Ada)
  • The Moon and I (Byars)
  • Leagues Apart (Ritter)
  • Dirt on Their Skirts (Rappaport and Callon)

You can also find extensive lists of memoirs by grade levels in the appendices of the Genre Study text required for this professional learning.


ONLINE - Three Days: Sep 29-Oct 1, 2020 | $725 | Register for this class

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 20-21, 2021 | $550 | Register for this class

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

ONLINE - One Day: October 13, 2020 | $375 | Register for this class

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 9, 2020 & Jan 26, 2021 | $550 | Register for this class

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: November 19, 2020 | $375 | Register for this class

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 27-28, 2021 | $550 | Register for this class

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, Second Edition (2014) by Kathy Ganske;
  • The Fountas and Pinnell Literacy Continuum, Expanded Edition.


Two Days: Check back for dates | $550

ONLINE: Wondering how to engage writers in powerful ways within a Writing Workshop? This professional learning session will offer you the opportunity to learn about and experience a Writing Workshop within a community of learners. Using Zoom, Day One of our training will include an online module to learn about Writing Workshop: how to begin/manage a workshop, building the writing process through minilessons, independent and guided writing, conferring with writers, and share time. The remainder of Day One, along with Day Two will provide an opportunity to experience a Writing Workshop for yourself as you interact with the presenter. Though virtual, you’ll learn more about the workshop as you participate in writer’s talks, minilessons, independent writing of your own, and a group share. Each of the two days will take place from 9:00-3:30 with a break for lunch. We’ll have a great time together, and you’ll be able to have all your questions answered as well!

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


ONLINE - BAS Training | $375


BAS Primary K-2 (Kit 1 / Levels A-N) — Please check back for date (Online)
BAS Intermediate 3-8 (Kit 2 / Levels L-Z) — Please check back for date (Online)

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: Check back for dates | $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.

Benchmark Assessment System training is recommended for those beginning LLI K-2.


LLI Refresher for K-2

Refresher courses are ONLY for those who have previously attended OSU's five-day LLI courses or who have experience implementing LLI.
One Day: February 11, 2021 | $375 | Register for LLI K-2 Refresher

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: Check back for dates | $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

Benchmark Assessment System training is recommended for those beginning LLI 3-8.


LLI Refresher for 3-8

One Day: February 12, 2021 | $375 | Register for LLI 3-8 Refresher
Refresher courses are ONLY for those who have previously attended OSU's five-day LLI courses or who have experience implementing LLI.

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.



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: Jamie Lipp, PhD., Interim Lead (Phone: 614-292-8228 | Email: lipp.15@osu.edu)


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: Jamie Lipp, PhD., Interim Lead (Phone: 614-292-8228 | Email: lipp.15@osu.edu)


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: Jamie Lipp, PhD., Interim Lead (Phone: 614-292-8228 | Email: lipp.15@osu.edu)



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.