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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.

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

School Leaders Seminar

A professional development training for school principals and administrators on supporting literacy teaching in grades K-6. 

Literacy Leadership Team Institute in Grades K–8

An institute for school leadership teams where we'll work together to create effective literacy programs. 

Literacy Assessment

Benchmark Assessment System Training 1 or 2 (Grades K–2 or 3–8)

A 2-day literacy assessment training for groups of K-2 or grades 3-8 teachers.

Literacy Coaching

The Effective Literacy Coach Training in Grades K-8

A 10-day training that will help you understand your role as a literacy coach and prepare you to coach teachers at your school.

"Thank you for your expertise. You are amazing in that you have an incredible depth and knowledge of coaching developing teachers. You're able to come down to the level of the beginning coach and lead them along the development path. Thank you for your patience and ability to listen without judgment."

Pauline Brackett, Reading Specialist, Keene, NH

Literacy Intervention

Leveled Literacy Intervention (LLI) Training for Grades K–2

Learn how to give small-group, supplementary literacy intervention to boost literacy for the lowest-achieving students in grades K-2. 

Leveled Literacy Intervention (LLI) Training for Grades 3–12

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

The Fountas & Pinnell Literacy Continuum Institute in Grades K–2 or 3–8

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. 

Fountas & Pinnell Classroom for Grades K-3

A 2-day training to introduce the system of teaching students that creates authentic experiences in reading, thinking, talking, writing, and reflecting. 

Guided Reading: Responsive Teaching in Grades K-2

A graduate course for teachers and literacy educators on how to plan and teach effective Guided Reading lessons in the primary grades.

Guided Reading: Differentiating Literacy Instruction in Grades 3-8

A graduate course for teachers and literacy educators on how to plan and teach effective Guided Reading lessons in intermediate and middle school classrooms. 

Introduction to Genre Study in Grades K–2 or 3–8

A 2-day workshop for grades K-2 or 3-8 teachers on how to study genre in their classrooms. 

Introduction to Teaching in a Readers' Workshop in Grades K–8

A 2-day introductory training where you'll learn how to create and facilitate readers' workshops to create a community of active, engaged readers. 

Introduction to Teaching in a Writers' Workshop in Grades K–8

A 2-day introductory training where you'll learn how to create and facilitate writers' workshops to create a community of active, engaged readers. 

Literacy Beginnings: A Pre-Kindergarten Continuum to Guide Teaching in Grades PreK–K

A 3-day training on literacy teaching for pre-kindergarten and kindergarten teachers. 

Phonics, Vocabulary, and Spelling in the Reading/Writing Classroom in Grades K–3

A graduate course for teachers on the role that phonics, phonological awareness, vocabulary, spelling, and word study play in learning to read and write. 

When Readers Struggle: Teaching that Works in Grades K-3

A 3-day training for teachers who work with young students who find reading and writing difficult.

Word Study: Teaching Phonics, Vocabulary, and Spelling in Grades 3-8

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.
  • 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.
Contact Us
Please contact the Center for Reading Recovery & Literacy Collaborative if you have any questions.