Our expertise, tailor-made for you.
We can bring literacy professional development to your school or district. Our Center focuses on the work of Irene Fountas and Gay Su Pinnell in literacy professional development, primarily in grades PreK–8. We work with groups of literacy coaches, classroom teachers, and administrators. Graduate credit options are available for selected trainings.
Please note that all requests are dependent on the status of the COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing guidelines.
Request On-Site Professional Development at Your School
To request more information about on-site professional development, please complete our online form.
School Leadership and Teams
A professional development training for school principals and administrators on supporting literacy teaching in grades K-6.
An institute for school leadership teams where we'll work together to create effective literacy programs.
A 2-day literacy assessment training for groups of K-2 or grades 3-8 teachers.
A 10-day training that will help you understand your role as a literacy coach and prepare you to coach teachers at your school.
A 10-day training for teacher leaders and coaches who want to expand their knowledge on reading and writing instruction to help their colleagues.
Learn how to give small-group, supplementary literacy intervention to boost literacy for the lowest-achieving students in grades K-2.
Learn how to give small-group, supplementary literacy intervention to boost literacy for the lowest-achieving students in grades 3-12.
Teaching Reading and Writing
A 4-day institute for teachers where you'll learn how to use The Fountas & Pinnell Literacy Continuum as a resource to teach reading and writing in grades K–2 or 3–8.
This training introduces the system of teaching students that creates authentic experiences in reading, thinking, talking, writing, and reflecting and is customized to meet the needs of your school.
A graduate course for teachers and literacy educators on how to plan and teach effective Guided Reading lessons in the primary grades.
A graduate course for teachers and literacy educators on how to plan and teach effective Guided Reading lessons in intermediate and middle school classrooms.
A 2-day workshop for grades K-2 or 3-8 teachers on how to study genre in their classrooms.
A 2-day introductory training where you'll learn how to create and facilitate readers' workshops to create a community of active, engaged readers.
A 2-day introductory training where you'll learn how to create and facilitate writers' workshops to create a community of active, engaged readers.
A 3-day training on literacy teaching for pre-kindergarten and kindergarten teachers.
A graduate course for teachers on the role that phonics, phonological awareness, vocabulary, spelling, and word study play in learning to read and write.
A 3-day training for teachers who work with young students who find reading and writing difficult.
A graduate course for intermediate and middle school teachers on how words work.
Fees & Policies for On-Site Professional Development at Your School
- Fees are determined by the number of participants and the duration of training.
- Travel expenses for each trainer (airfare, hotel, meals, and rental car) are an additional cost to be paid by the district.
- Professional development sessions that require extensive travel or overnight stays may incur an additional surcharge.
- If the number of participants exceeds the maximum, another trainer may be needed. This will increase training cost and travel expenses.
- Unless otherwise noted, fees do not include the cost of any required books or materials. The faculty trainer and the district will select the books, based on the topics and the district's needs.