Directed by Irene Fountas, The Center is a leader in literacy research, professional development for teachers and administrators, literacy interventions for struggling readers and writers, and comprehensive school programs for grades PreK–8.
Directed by literacy expert and author Irene Fountas, the Center's training and programs are consistently linked to student achievement — including higher test scores, improved reading, writing, and language skills, and more positive student/teacher perspectives on literacy instruction.
Our professional development offerings can help you guide your students in meeting and exceeding the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts. We offer literacy professional development for educators on the Lesley campus in Cambridge, Mass., at locations off campus, and our faculty can come to your school district to deliver professional development for groups of teachers and administrators.
Literacy Collaborative — A Literacy Coaching and School-Wide Improvement ModelBased on the work of reading experts Irene Fountas and Gay Su Pinnell, Literacy Collaborative is a comprehensive, school-wide program that provides a framework, training, and ongoing support for school-based literacy coaches, teachers, and leadership teams. We are a university training site for the Literacy Collaborative model.
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Phone: 617.349.8424 or 800.999.1959, ext. 8424
29 Everett Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
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Literacy Collaborative featured as a successful school improvement model in Edweek article, "Turning Teachers into Coaches" (Feb. 29, 2012).
We are a Priority Partner for the Massachusetts Race to the Top federal grant. Find out how to use Race to the Top funds in Massachusetts for our professional development offerings [pdf].
We are an approved vendor under the New York City contract. View our offerings that are options under the contract [pdf].