Summer Courses, Training, and Seminars for Teachers, Literacy Coaches, and School Administrators

As an educator or administrator, summer is the perfect time to engage in professional learning. At Lesley's Center for Reading Recovery and Literacy Collaborative, it's the most exciting time of year. It's when the most teachers and school administrators, from hundreds of districts, join us in Cambridge, Massachusetts for their professional development. It's also when our Literacy Collaborative training begins for participating districts.

Lunder Arts Center on Massachusetts Avenue in Cambridge
Lesley University is located in the heart of Cambridge, Massachusetts, just a few miles from Boston.

Summer 2019 Schedule

Learn about best practices in literacy teaching, coaching, and school leadership. Most of our offerings are for educators in grades K–8, while Leveled Literacy Intervention Training goes up to grade 12. You can take many of our courses for graduate credit, or noncredit for professional development hours. If you can't come to campus, take advantage of our online graduate courses.

Download the Summer Programs Brochure

Submit our online form to download a copy of the Summer Programs Brochure. 

On-Campus Offerings

These offerings take place on the Lesley University campus in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

July 2019

July 8–12, 2019

Guided Reading: Differentiating Instruction in Grades 3–8

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

July 15–18, 2019
Summer Literacy Institute - Read Like Writers: Using the Study of Craft Techniques to Strengthen All Writing in Grades K-8

July 22–25, 2019
School Leaders Seminar: What Every School Leader Needs to Know About Effective Literacy Teaching and Teacher Leadership in Grades K–6

July 22–26, 2019

Guided Reading: Responsive Teaching in Grades K–2

July 29–30, 2019

Introduction to Fountas & Pinnell Classroom 


August 2019

August 5–9, 2019
Phonics, Vocabulary, and Spelling in the Reading/Writing Classroom, Grades K–3

August 6–8, 2019
Leveled Literacy Intervention (LLI) Training for Grades 3–12
(Days 1–3; additional 3 days required in the fall)

August 12–14, 2019
Leveled Literacy Intervention (LLI) Training for Grades K–2
(Days 1–3; additional 3 days required in the fall)

August 12–16, 2019
Taking the Lead: Investing in Your School
(Days 1-5; additional dates required in the fall)

August 19–22, 2019
The Effective Literacy Coach Training
(Days 1-4; additional dates required in the fall)


Online Courses

Online courses take place over 8 weeks.

Summer Term I (May 13 to July 7, 2019)

Summer Term II (July 8 to September 1, 2019)


Literacy Collaborative Training

Summer is also when educators from districts that are participating in the Literacy Collaborative model come to Lesley to begin their training.

  • Week 1 of Primary Training: August 5–9, 2019
  • Week 1 of Intermediate/Middle Training: July 29–August 2, 2019
Contact Us
If you have any questions, please contact the Lesley University Center for Reading Recovery and Literacy Collaborative.