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. 24-25, Dec. 4-5, 2018 & Jan 15-16, 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
  • On-Site Professional Development (See below)
  • District Level Support (See below)
  • Single Site Visit (See below)

Begin your literacy professional development here!


Usually offered late spring | $980

Three days of intensive study to prepare educators to improve K-6 reading achievement. Instructional contexts include: interactive read aloud, guided reading, reading workshop, writing about reading, and word study.


Intermediate CLF: Grades 3-6

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.

Required texts:

  • Scharer, P.L. (2018). Responsive literacy: A comprehensive framework. New York: Scholastic.
  • Fountas and Pinnell (2017). The Fountas and Pinnell Literacy Continuum, expanded edition: A tool for assessment, planning, and teaching PK-8. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.

Primary CLF: Grades K-2

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 K-2 educators, school/district administrators are encouraged to attend with their literacy teams.

Required texts:

  • Responsive Literacy: A Comprehensive Framework (Patricia L. Scharer, 2018) — Scholastic — to be published soon.
  • The Fountas and Pinnell Literacy Continuum.


Art of Coaching Institute

Session Started. Check back for next session. | $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.

REQUIRED MATERIALS:

  • Systems for Change by Lyons & Pinnell;
  • The Fountas and Pinnell Literacy Continuum;
  • Teaching for Comprehending and Fluency by Fountas & Pinnell.
Check back for dates | $550
Art of Coaching Institute Brochure

This two-day workshop is a follow-up session for participants of Art of Coaching Institute 1 and Academy for Literacy Coaches 1 only. This session will allow you to consider where you are on the Analytic and Reflective Continuum as a coach. You will be REQUIRED to bring a video of a complete 2-day coaching cycle with one teacher (Day 1: Pre-teaching Conversation, Classroom Instruction, & Coaching Conversation and Day 2: Pre-teaching Conversation, Classroom Instruction, & Coaching Conversation).

BRING REQUIRED MATERIALS:

  • Systems for Change by Lyons & Pinnell;
  • The Fountas and Pinnell Literacy Continuum;
  • Teaching for Comprehending and Fluency by Fountas & Pinnell; and,
  • Coach-created video of Day 1 and Day 2.


Literacy Leader Academy

Oct. 24-25, Dec. 4-5, 2018 & Jan 15-16, 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

Increase the rigor in literacy instruction for intermediate students by engaging them in genre study. Using a workshop approach, they will use the info and understandings gained through exploring a genre as a reader to write their own effective, compelling pieces of narrative, expository, and persuasive texts.

Required Text: Genre Study: Teaching with Fiction & Nonfiction Books by Fountas and Pinnell (published by Heinemann)


Learn how to use theoretically-based, fundamental teaching practices to support readers and writers in an integrated, balanced approach to teaching literacy grades K-2 as related to the Common Core Standards. Videotaped teaching examples and interactive sessions will provide you with ideas to strengthen literacy learning starting the first day of school.

Required Text: Guiding K-3 Writers to Independence: The New Essentials


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K-2: Intentional teaching through Guided Reading — teaching that results in powerful shifts in student reading is the focus of this Institute. Participants will engage in an in-depth study of the components of Guided Reading, teaching for strategic actions, and managing the classroom. Video samples will be reviewed and analyzed.

Participation in this three-day Institute is a prerequisite for GR Institute 2.

Bring Required Texts:

  • Fountas, I. and Pinnell, G.S. (2017). The Fountas and Pinnell Literacy Continuum, expanded edition: A tool for assessment, planning, and teaching PK-8. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.
  • Fountas, I. & Pinnell, G.S (2017). Guided reading (2nd Ed): Responsive teaching across the grades. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.

January 23-24, 2019 | $550

K-2: This two-day Institute builds upon the foundations of learning addressed in Institute I. 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.

Required texts:

  • Fountas, I. and Pinnell, G.S. (2017). The Fountas and Pinnell Literacy Continuum, expanded edition: A tool for assessment, planning, and teaching PK-8. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.
  • Fountas, I. & Pinnell, G.S (2017). Guided reading (2nd Ed): Responsive teaching across the grades. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.

Pre-requisite: Must attend GR Institute 1 first.


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Three-day 3-8 Institute

3-8 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.

Required texts:

  • Fountas, I. and Pinnell, G.S. (2017). The Fountas and Pinnell Literacy Continuum, expanded edition: A tool for assessment, planning, and teaching PK-8. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.
  • Fountas, I. & Pinnell, G.S (2017). Guided reading (2nd Ed): Responsive teaching across the grades. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.


October 23, 2018 | $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.


May 16, 2019 | $375

One-day K-2 Institute

This intensive study will prepare K-2 teachers to support readers in the context of Shared Reading. 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: Fountas and Pinnell (2017). "The Fountas & Pinnell Literacy Continuum, Expanded Edition: A tool for assessment, planning, and teaching PK-8." Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.


Check back for dates | $550

Primary — Grades K-3.

How do you support the literacy needs of the students in your summer school classroom? This institute will equip summer school teachers with the tools needed to impact students' literacy learning. The focus of this institute will be on guided reading, interactive read aloud and writing about reading in order to support strategic actions and the comprehension of texts.

Participants must bring:

  • The Fountas and Pinnell Literacy Continuum, expanded edition;
  • Responsive Literacy: A Comprehensive Framework (Patricia L. Scharer)

Foci: Guided Reading, IRA, Writing About Reading


Check Back for Dates | $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.

Participants please bring:

  • The Fountas and Pinnell Literacy Continuum, expanded edition;

May 22-23, 2019 | $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: Fountas and Pinnell (2017). "The Fountas and Pinnell Literacy Continuum, expanded edition: A tool for assessment, planning, and teaching PK-8." Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.

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




Benchmark Assessment Training


BAS Training | $375


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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,
  • Prompting Guides 1 & 2 by Fountas & Pinnell.

LLI Refresher for K-2

One Day: Check back for dates | $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,
  • Reading Records & Writing Books for one of your LLI group.


LLI for 3-8

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
  • Prompting Guide 2 by Fountas & Pinnell

LLI Refresher for 3-8

One Day: Check back for dates | $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,
  • 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).



Secondary Level Literacy Workshop | Genre Study for Secondary Readers and Writers


June 10-11, 2019 | $550

Get an overview of a literacy framework created for secondary level 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 secondary level 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.