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Programs, Consultation, and Professional Development for Literacy Educators and School Leaders

Expand your expertise in teaching reading and writing. Learn how to build professional capacity in your school. Enhance your literacy coaching practice when working with teachers.

At Lesley's Center for Reading Recovery and Literacy Collaborative, helping educators improve student outcomes in literacy is at the heart of everything we do. Join the thousands of educators—from across the country and world—who come to the Center for their professional development. Directed by literacy expert and author Irene C. Fountas, our Center's professional learning opportunities will guide you in helping students meet and exceed state standards in English language arts.

The Center is also a training site for Literacy Collaborative—a school improvement model for grades K–8—and the Reading Recovery intervention program for first-grade students.

Summer Professional Development

Come to Cambridge, Mass. this summer to learn new skills and get inspired. Earn the graduate credit or professional development hours you need as your work toward recertification of your teaching license, or that next step in your career. If you can't come to the Center, we're offering a few courses from our graduate certificate programs online.

Review the Summer 2018 schedule.

Or, download our Summer 2018 offerings brochure.

All Literacy Professional Development

Here, you'll find a complete listing of all our professional learning opportunities available on campus, online, or at your school for a group. Choose from 25+ courses, workshops, and institutes for teachers, literacy coaches, and principals. Topics include: Teaching Reading and Writing, Literacy Assessment, Literacy Coaching and Teacher Leadership, School Leadership and Teams, and Literacy Interventions.

Review all professional development for literacy educators.

Literacy Collaborative

Lesley University is a training site for Literacy Collaborative, a highly successful whole-school improvement model for grades K–8. The model is based on the research and work of literacy experts and authors Irene Fountas and Gay Su Pinnell.

Learn more about Literacy Collaborative at Lesley University.

Reading Recovery

Reading Recovery is a short-term, school-based literacy intervention for first-grade students who have extreme difficulty learning to read and write. Our Center trains Reading Recovery Teacher Leaders, who in turn train and support Reading Recovery teachers at regional training sites.

Learn more about Reading Recovery at Lesley University.

Contact Us
If you have any questions, please contact the Lesley University Center for Reading Recovery and Literacy Collaborative.