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Empower educators to become literacy leaders

Our Model for Effective Professional Development

Research shows that educators who receive professional learning on a comprehensive and ongoing basis can increase their students’ achievement levels by over 20%. That is why our professional learning was designed to be ongoing and features both opportunities to practice as well as follow-up coaching and support.

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Literacy Professional Development

Through courses, coaching, and collaborative communities of practice, we provide comprehensive support to help educators turn instructional strategies into action for the betterment of their students.

Learn more about how our combination of research-based instruction, collaboration, practice, and coaching can help you build capacity and meet district literacy outcomes.

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In-person and online courses set the context for learning, providing the framework for key instruction, concepts and methods.

Launch Workshops for the Audiobook Solution and Excite Reading™
Follow-Up Workshops for educators using the Audiobook Solution or Excite Reading™

  • Integrating and Planning
  • Building Comprehension Through Read-Aloud/Think-Alouds
  • Supporting Social-Emotional Learning
  • Developing Impactful Vocabulary Practice
  • Motivating Emerging Readers
  • Motivating Struggling Readers
  • Creating an Inclusive Learning Environment
  • Purposeful Inclusion of Text Sets in the Classroom

Dyslexia Awareness for Teachers
Dyslexia Awareness for Leaders

Communities of Practice

Collaborative Communities of Practice tap into a district’s expertise, with educators sharing problems or practices to deepen understanding and use over time.

  • Cohorts of peers tackle collective issues and test refinements
  • Draw on colleagues’ experience and ideas for feedback into improved implementation
  • Collaboratively tap research and resources to elevate instructional practice
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Instructional Coaching

Individual and small-group coaching provides personalized experience to help educators deepen instructional strategies and practice to support student growth.

  • Personalized support to promote continuous improvement over time
  • Master facilitators model high-impact instructional activities
  • Ongoing mentoring to enhance capacity for stronger student outcomes

Webinars and Events Calendar for Educators

In addition to Professional Learning courses, Learning Ally has ongoing events for educators to receive Continuing Education Certificates (CEC's), some events are even complimentary.

edWebinar: "Disunity in Reading Instruction: The High Cost of Confusion"

Wednesday, November 30, 2022 2:00 PM (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada) to Wednesday, November 30, 2022 3:00 PM (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)

Location: Online

Presented by Terrie Noland, Ph.D., CALP, Vice President of Educator Initiatives, Learning Ally
Moderated by Elizabeth Zwerg, Community Manager, Learning Ally

Students will listen to the teacher that is in front of them. If they are learning disproven methods such as cueing in a general education setting and then learning decoding methods in intervention classes, they will do what the teacher in front of them is asking them to do. Students cannot decipher which method is appropriate or harmful. The disunity of instruction is causing confusion, stress, and detrimental outcomes for students and educators. In this edWebinar, the presenter will provide examples of what is happening when disunity is at play and, more importantly, how educators can lead large to begin a path toward implementing a unified approach to instruction.

Attendees will:

  • Understand the harm and setbacks created for students when disunity is at play
  • Be convinced of the dire need to teach evidence-based practices aligned to the Science of Reading in every space and place where students are learning
  • Walk away with steps on how to begin leading towards a path of unity of instruction

This edWebinar will be of interest to K-12 teachers and school and district leaders. There will be time for questions at the end of the presentation.

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