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The Effective Literacy Coach Training

This intensive, face-to-face and online professional development helps literacy coaches to improve teacher expertise and student achievement in their school. Developed and offered by Irene Fountas and Lesley University faculty, this training supports literacy coaches in all aspects of their role.

Contact Us

Diane Tan, Project Manager

Phone: 617.349.8693



Graduate Credit and Professional Development Points (PDPs)

Noncredit Option
Most of our events and trainings can be taken either for graduate credit or noncredit. If you opt to take one of our institutes, courses, or conferences for noncredit, you will receive a certificate of attendance which you can then turn into Professional Development Points (PDPs) in your school district.


Graduate Credit Option
If you opt to take one of our institutes, courses, or conferences for graduate credit, credits are awarded by Lesley University. In Massachusetts, the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education states that 1 semester hour of graduate credit= 22.5 PDPs. If you teach outside of Massachusetts, please check with your state’s Department of Education for more information on graduate credits and PDPs.


Event Location

This event will take place on campus:

Lesley University
University Hall
1815 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02140

University Hall is closest to the MBTA Red Line Porter Square stop. 

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"Thank you for your expertise. You are amazing in that you have an incredible depth and knowledge of coaching developing teachers and you all are able to come down to the level of the beginning coach and lead them along the development path. Thank you for your patience and ability to listen without judgment." — Pauline Brackett, Reading Specialist and 2013 Effective Literacy Coach Training attendee, Keene, NH