Taught by Irene Fountas and Cindy Downend, this seminar designed for principals and literacy leaders examines the roles of effective teaching, systematic assessment, literacy coaching, and supervision in improving student achievement in reading and writing.
Thursday, March 13, 2014 through Friday, March 14, 2014
In our School Leaders Seminar, What Every School Leader Needs to Know About Good Literacy Teaching and Effective Literacy Coaching, you will have the opportunity to learn how to use observational tools to
examine the classroom environment and understand best teaching
practices. Develop a sound foundation of literacy theory, assessment,
and practices such as guided reading, literature study groups, readers'
workshop, writers' workshop, guided writing, interactive writing, genre
study, and word study. You will observe
and analyze videotaped teaching, and learn how to use language that
supports teacher development. Earn 28 hours of literacy professional development.
Part I: January 23–24, 2014Part II: March 13–14, 2014
July 21–24, 2014 (Monday–Thursday)
Irene Fountas is
a professor in the Lesley University School of Education in Cambridge,
Mass. where she directs research-based literacy projects. She has been a
classroom teacher, language arts specialist, literacy coach and
consultant in school districts across the nation and abroad and has
received numerous awards for her contributions in literacy. She is the
co-author with Gay Su Pinnell of several books, including The Continuum
of Literacy Learning, PreK–8 and The Fountas and Pinnell Benchmark
Assessment System, K–2 and 3–8.Cindy Downend
is a faculty member at the Center for Reading Recovery and Literacy
Collaborative with over 20 years of educational experience as a
classroom teacher and Reading Recovery teacher. She has also held many
leadership roles in a variety of diverse settings including school
districts in Florida and Minnesota.
Full List of Literacy Professional Development in Cambridge
The Effective Literacy Coach Training
Guided Reading Introduction - Grades K-2
Guided Reading Introduction - Grades 3-8
Leveled Literacy Intervention Training
Phonics, Spelling, and Vocabulary in the Reading/Writing Classroom
Summer Literacy Institute
School Leaders Seminar
On-Site Literacy Professional Development at Your School
Center for Reading Recovery and Literacy Collaborative
Averie Borgaro, Project Manager
This event will take place on campus:
Lesley UniversityUniversity Hall1815 Massachusetts AvenueCambridge, MA 02140
University Hall is closest to the MBTA Red Line Porter Square stop.
Due to Lesley's urban location and limited parking, we recommend that you take public transportation to get here. If driving is better for you, here are some resources:
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When you attend one of our institutes, courses, or conferences, you will receive a certificate of attendance which you can then turn into Professional Development Points (PDPs) in your school district.
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