All 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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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.

Accommodation

Our preferred lodging partner is Homewood Suites at 1576 W Lane Ave, Columbus OH 43221 just 1.3 miles from our offices at 1100 Kinnear Rd. To get the preferred lodging rate, click on this link.


Parking

Visitors to The Ohio State University campus will need to pay for parking. To pay for parking in the surface lot around 1100 Kinnear Rd you can download the ParkMobile app. For the Kinnear Lot use Zone #69346 when using the app. More zone information is available here.

You can also use the Pay-By-Plate machine close to the main building entrance. The machine accepts credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, or Discover) and coins; it does NOT take dollar bills. The Pay-By-Plate surface lot parking rate is $2.25 per hour during normal business hours. For complete information about all parking options, rates, hours, and terms visit CampusParc's information page for details.



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:- 2020: October 6 & 13, November 10 & 17, December 1 & 8. 2021: January 5 & 12, February 9 & 16, March 2 & 9 (9:30-11:30 a.m. Eastern) | $1,300 | Use this link to register for this class (Because of the way this class is set up, you may join any time between now and March 8, 2021. Instructor Sherry Kinzel will catch you up.

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 and 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 above. 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 and Middle Level Professional Learning

Three Days: June 1-3, 2021 | Register for RLF 3-8 | Usual class time is 9:00 am to 3:30 pm Eastern time daily

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

ONLINE: Eight days: Jan 13-15, Mar 11 & 25, Apr 22, May 5 & 6, 2021 | $2,400 | Register for ACI1


Eight days: Sep 8-10, Oct 26-28, and Nov 22-23, 2021 | $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

Usual class time is 9:00 am to 3:30 pm Eastern time daily

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 | Use this link to register for this class (Because of the way this class is set up, you may join any time between now and March 8, 2021. Instructor Sherry Kinzel will catch you up.)

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 and 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


ONLINE - Two Days: March 18-19, 2021 | $550 | Register for this event | Usual class time is 9:00 am to 3:30 pm Eastern time daily

This class is ONLINE

In a genre study, readers delve into the exploration of fiction and 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 and 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
  • You will need access to 6-10 memoirs. If possible, include memoirs most like what your students would be reading independently or you would read to them. Also: a Writer’s Notebook (may be a simple composition notebook).
  • Sticky notes

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.


Three Days: 09/28/21 thru 09/30/21 | $725 | Usual class time is 9:00 am to 3:30 pm Eastern time daily.

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. Join us to learn about and deepen your thinking in order to help your readers grow through Guided Reading!

Bring Required Text:

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

One Day: 10/13/21 | $375 | Class time is 9:00 am to 3:30 pm Eastern time

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: 11/08/21 and 02/23/22 | $550 | Usual class time is 9:00 am to 3:30 pm Eastern time daily

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., classroom 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.

ONLINE Two Days: Jan 27-28, 2021 | $550 | Register for this class | Usual class time is 9:00 am to 3:30 pm Eastern time daily

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.


ONLINE: August 18, 2021 | $375

ONLINE: Wondering how to engage writers in powerful ways within a Writing Workshop? This professional learning session will offer you the opportunity to engage in a Writing Workshop within a community of learners via our virtual format. You will experience Writing Workshop for yourself as you interact with the presenter, participating in writer’s talks, minilessons, independent writing of your own, and group share. Our session will take place from 9:00-3:30 with a break for lunch from 11:30-1:00. We’ll have a great time together within this immersive learning experience, and even if you don’t currently view yourself as a writer, you’ll leave with a stronger appreciation for writing as a process!

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

Note: Because this is an engagement session, it is recommended you also access the self-paced Writing Workshop module to develop understandings relative to the teaching and learning within Writing Workshop, including: how to begin/manage a workshop, building the writing process through minilessons, independent and guided writing, conferring with writers, and share time. For details: https://lc.osu.edu/modules.html


 


Benchmark Assessment Training


One Day ONLINE - BAS Training | $375 | Usual class time is 9:00 am to 3:30 pm Eastern time


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

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



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

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.




Leveled Literacy Intervention



LLI for K-2

Five Days — Aug 31 to Sep 2 and October 5-6, 2021 | $2,500 | Usual class time is 9:00 am to 3:30 pm Eastern time daily


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 and 2 by Fountas & Pinnell.

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


LLI Refresher for K-2

ONLINE One Day: February 11, 2021 | $375 | Register for LLI K-2 Refresher | Usual class time is 9:00 am to 3:30 pm Eastern time

One Day — August 25, 2021 | $375

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



LLI for 3-8

Five Days: Sep 14-16 and Oct 20-21, 2021 | $2,500 | Usual class time is 9:00 am to 3:30 pm Eastern time daily


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

ONLINE One Day: February 12, 2021 | $375 | Register for LLI 3-8 Refresher | Usual class time is 9:00 am to 3:30 pm Eastern time

In-Person. One Day: August 26, 2021 | $375

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 and 2 by Fountas & Pinnell,
  • The Fountas and Pinnell Literacy Continuum, Expanded Edition,
  • Reading Records and 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 and Word Study

  • Interactive Read Aloud
  • Shared Reading
  • Community Writing (Shared Writing and 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 and 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 and 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)