Supporting Schoolwide Literacy Reform
Comfortable with large groups, one-on-one coaching, and advising school districts, our diverse skill set lends itself to customized, schoolwide support. Dedicated to joyful teaching and learning, we focus on identifying and building on a client’s strengths while providing substantive support that targets specific goals. All of our consulting work is connected to a school or district’s larger mission, focusing on immediate needs while also paying attention to the larger intentions of the educators with whom we are working. We specialize in building a faculty’s deep understandings about how children learn to read and write while giving teachers a common vocabulary that lifts the level of conversation around student work.
1. We collaborate with administrators to establish strategic plans for long-term literacy reform. This includes . . .
. . . helping you prioritize your professional learning goals.
. . . analyzing your needs to develop a plan that works.
. . . supporting you as you refine your vision for literacy instruction.
. . . suggesting reasonable time frames.
2. We support teachers as they plan for reading and writing instruction. This includes . .
. . . creating hands-on workshops that engage and involve teachers.
. . . teaching a lesson planning process that teachers can continue to use after we have
. . . facilitating ongoing discussions that support teacher reflection.
. . . supporting teachers as they consider the goals and needs of their individual grade
. . . working with teachers to create calendars and pacing guides for individual units of
. . . helping teachers unpack and understand instructional standards.
3. We facilitate job-embedded professional learning. This includes . . .
. . . working with teachers in their classrooms as they implement reading and writing
. . . demonstrating how to implement innovative strategies and methods.
. . . helping teachers interpret and align instruction to Common Core and/or state
. . . coaching teachers as they apply new instructional strategies and methods.
. . . working with students to help teachers address particular challenges.
4. We help schools and districts make curricular decisions. This includes . . .
. . . evaluating curricula for purchasing considerations.
. . . helping develop school and classroom libraries that support your literacy goals.
. . . developing custom curricula based on school or district priorities.