Irene Fountas, literacy expert and author, directs the Center’s professional learning opportunities. These offerings enhance teacher expertise and result in improved student achievement. Educators gain current perspectives on effective literacy instruction.
Through our professional development, we will guide you in helping your students meet and exceed state standards in English Language Arts. We offer literacy professional development in Cambridge, MA, in your school district, and online.
School Leadership and Teams
School leaders are key to the successful literacy achievement of all students. We offer two professional development opportunities related to leadership and teams and to support your work in developing a literacy model that inspires the educators and students.
Teaching Reading and Writing
Experienced and informed teaching is important to students' literacy success. Our offerings can help you guide your students in meeting and exceeding the state standards in English Language Arts. We offer many different professional development opportunities to expand your expertise around the teaching of reading and writing.
Phonics, Spelling, and Word Study
Students learn about the relationships of letters to sounds as well as the structure and meaning of words to help them in reading and spelling. You'll learn the role that phonics, phonological awareness, vocabulary, spelling, and word study instruction play in learning to read and write.
We offer two professional development opportunities around the Fountas & Pinnell Benchmark Assessment Systems on-site in your district to dig deep into the Systems as you use them to assess your student's reading level.