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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: "Using Decodable Books to Teach Phonics and Word Recognition"

Wednesday, January 18, 2023 2:00 PM (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada) to Wednesday, January 18, 2023 3:00 PM (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)

Location: Online

Reading with fluency and comprehension is the goal of all reading instruction. To become fluent, students must develop word recognition—the ability to recognize words with accuracy and automaticity. The question is, how do students develop accuracy and automaticity? The answer involves a combination of knowing what to teach, how to teach it, and which tools to use. In this edWebinar, attendees will:
  • Learn that phonics instruction begins at the sub-word level and progresses through the word, phrase, sentence, and text levels
  • Understand and apply the main tenets of explicit, systematic instruction
  • Evaluate instructional routines focused on building word reading accuracy vs. automaticity
  • Develop strategies for fluency instruction using decodable texts
  • Examine small group lessons which demonstrate the use of decodable books for teaching phonics

If you teach beginning reading or support older struggling readers, this session is for you! FREE resources will also be shared.

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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