We provide professional development to literacy educators.
Directed by literacy expert and author Irene Fountas, the Center's training and programs are consistently linked to student achievement — including 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 state standards in English Language Arts. We offer literacy professional development for educators on the Lesley campus in Cambridge, MA, at locations off-campus, online, and our faculty can come to your school district to deliver professional development for groups of teachers and administrators.
We offer numerous on-campus trainings, seminars, courses, and institutes. Our largest on-campus professional development is the Summer Literacy Institute. Join us on July 10-13 to discuss this year's topic, Navigating The Literacy Continuum to Guide Responsive Teaching – Grades K-6. Take a look at some of our other offerings.
You can complete the requirements for the Graduate Certificate in Developing Systematic Language and Literacy Expertise or you can take our online courses individually for graduate credit.
Guided Reading's 20th AnniversarySeptember 23, 2016
Making the Writer's Craft Visible to Strengthen Student WritingJune 15, 2016
Literacy leader Irene Fountas Honored with University’s First Endowed ChairFebruary 5, 2016
Reading in Utero with Belly BooksJanuary 30, 2016
Elevating Teacher Expertise: Key to Literacy for All ChildrenFebruary 9, 2015
Intermediate and Middle School Literacy Collaborative Trainer
Assistant Director of Intermediate/Middle Grades Literacy Initiatives
Literacy Professional Development in Cambridge
Literacy for All Conference, R.I.
On-Site Literacy Professional Development at Your School
Online Literacy Courses K-8
Graduate Certificate (Online)
Leveled Literacy Intervention (LLI) K–2
Leveled Literacy Intervention (LLI) 3–12
Building School Leadership
School Leaders Seminar
Literacy Leadership Team Institute
Guided Reading Resources
Graduate School of Education
The Center for Reading Recovery and Literacy Collaborative
Phone: 617.349.8424 or 800.999.1959, ext. 8424
29 Everett Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
In July of 2016, the university formally named Dr. Irene Fountas the first recipient of the Marie M. Clay Endowed Chair in Reading Recovery. The endowed Clay Chair honors a pioneer in the field of literacy following in the footsteps of Marie M. Clay, who revolutionized approaches to early literacy. Read more about how Dr. Irene Fountas continues to expand on Clay's practices.