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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: "Sound Walls: The Benefits of Using Them for ALL Students"

Tuesday, December 13, 2022 2:00 PM (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada) to Tuesday, December 13, 2022 3:00 PM (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)

Location: Online

Using a sound wall in your classroom can transform instruction! Because of the Science of Reading, we are becoming more aware of the role of phonetics and phonology in beginning reading and spelling. While learning to speak happens long before learning to read, teaching how speech maps to print has not always been a part of general classroom instruction. Developing phonemic awareness to a prescribed level must happen prior to the development of automatic sight word reading.

Explicitly teaching the sounds, how they are produced in the mouth, attending to what is happening with your tongue, teeth, and lips and the flow of air makes learning more concrete. In this edWebinar, we will examine the 44 speech sounds, how to introduce them and build a sound wall with consonants and vowel phonemes, and discuss strategies for engagement as part of daily practice. These are some of the stepping stones to orthographic mapping so all students can become fluent and proficient readers. Educators will:

  • Learn about the importance of articulation and the connection to phoneme awareness
  • Understand the reason for the layout of a sound wall and how it is more student friendly than a word wall
  • Analyze common phonological errors students make and how to give corrective feedback

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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