School leaders are key to the successful literacy achievement of all students. The goal is always to raise the achievement of students, but the path requires plans for assessment, professional development, coaching, teamwork, program management, and monitoring. The principal and team create a shared vision and work together to achieve it.
We offer two professional development opportunities related to leadership and teams. These offerings support your work in developing a literacy model that inspires the educators and students.
School Leaders Seminar, What Every School Leader Needs to Know About Effective Literacy Teaching and Teacher Leadership is a 4-day seminar designed for principals, assistant principals, coaches, and school and district administrators. This seminar focuses on the roles of effective teaching, student assessment, coaching, supervision, and improving student achievement in reading and writing.
Literacy Leadership Team Institute provides school teams with the opportunity to explore issues important to the successful implementation of a school improvement model. This institute is intended for school administrators and faculty members interested in learning more about how to work as a leadership team to build a culture of collaboration to expand the literacy expertise of the educators and improve student outcomes. This institute includes:
- An overview of the content, pedagogy, and theoretical foundation of the instructional practices used in reading, writing, and word study instruction
- Discussion of issues related to the comprehensive literacy model, including identifying stakeholders, and their roles in the implementation