COVID-19 Guidance
In response to COVID-19, all courses are now online and employees are working remotely.

Make the most of your summer with virtual learning.

Refresh and re-energize your thinking by attending summer professional development and courses through Lesley University’s Center for Reading Recovery and Literacy Collaborative. Our faculty trainers provide professional learning that will renew your enthusiasm for teaching, inspire fresh ideas, and leave you ready to address essential understandings of reading and writing instruction. Begin the new school year prepared to help every student become a more confident and engaged learner. Under the direction of Irene Fountas, the Center is a nationally recognized leader in literacy professional development for educators working with students in grades PreK-8. 

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Lesley University is located in the heart of Cambridge, Massachusetts, just a few miles from Boston.

Summer 2020: Professional Development for Literacy Educators and School Leaders

District and School Leadership

School Leaders SeminarWhat Every School Leader Needs to Know About Effective Literacy Teaching, Coaching and Teacher Leadership Grades K-6 
July 13–16, 2020 (4-day training) 


Literacy Coaches and Teachers Leaders

Word Study: Teaching Phonics, Vocabulary, and Spelling Grades K-3
August 3–7, 2020 (5-day training)   

Word Study: Teaching Phonics, Vocabulary, and Spelling Grades 3-8  
August 10–14, 2020 (5-day training)   

The Effective Literacy Coach Training Grades K-8 
August 10–13, October 14–16 & December 2–4, 2020 (10-day training) 

Teacher Leaders for Literacy Grades K-6 
August 17–21 & November 16–20, 2020 (10-day training) 


Classroom Teachers and Interventionists

Introduction to Fountas & Pinnell Classroom™ Grades PreK-6 
July 9–10, 2020 (2-day training)  
 
Intentional Teaching in Readers' Workshop Grades K-2 & Grades 3-8
July 9–August 30, 2020 (8-week course) 

Guided Reading: Responsive Teaching Grades K-2 
July 13–17, 2020 (5-day training) 

Guided Reading: Responsive Teaching Grades 3-8 
July 13–17, 2020 (5-day training) 

Leveled Literacy Intervention Grades K-2
July 27–29 & October 19–21, 2020 (6-day training) 

Leveled Literacy Intervention Grades 3-12 
July 27–29 & October 19–21, 2020 (6-day training) 

Benchmark Assessment System Training Grades K-6
August 4–5, 2020 (2-day training) 

Dates are subject to change. 


Our expertise, tailor-made for you anytime, anywhere. 

If you can’t come to us, we can bring the learning to you. Many of our offerings can be offered virtually in real-time or at your school or district (as COVID-19 social distancing guidelines allow). 

Learn more about on-site professional development.


Save the date!

Impact Literacy Speaker Series: Annual Summer Institute

Reaching All Learners: Taking Action for Equity in Our Classrooms
July 12–15, 2021 (4-day institute)

As educators, we often wonder how to be responsive to students when their needs, communities, backgrounds, and experiences are different from ours. You'll leave this institute with concrete ways to think about how to connect reading to students’ lives, communities, and aspirations.  

The institute will be led by Cornelius & Kass Minor. 

Learn more about the Impact Literacy Speaker Series: Annual Summer Institute.

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