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Literacy and Language Workshops


For more information about professional development, or to arrange customized training, e-mail


To see a listing of our current On-Demand opportunities, click here.





The Science of Teaching Reading for All Educators

Three-Day Blended Session begins July 12, 2023

Reading is a complex activity made up of two interdependent processes. A skilled reader combines word recognition and language comprehension to make meaning of text. Years of research have identified the theory and practice of teaching reading and understanding the cognitive processes that are imperative for successful reading acquisition is important for all educators. This training will cover the components identified in the research to implement effective reading practices in all grade levels.  Learn more and register here.


Developing Critical Reading Skills to Support STAAR Success in 3rd through 5th Grade

July 19, 2023  |  8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.  (Virtual Zoom Session)

The new items on STAAR require students to answer and respond to text-dependent questions. Learn the four cognitive pathways needed to critically understand a piece of text, and how to organize lessons that support deeper comprehension. See how this instruction promotes student success on the new STAAR through engaging in authentic daily reading instruction. Learn more and register here.







Pre-observation and Observations

July 11, 2023 |  9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Learn strategies for building a collaborative coach-teacher relationship, structures for the pre-observation meeting, and ideas and forms for collecting quality evidence during instructional observations. Learn more and register here.



Setting Instructional Coaching Goals

July 13, 2023 |  9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Learn how to work shoulder-to-shoulder with teachers during the post-observation conference to identify mutually agreed upon coaching goals based on teacher instructional practices and student needs. Learn more and register here.



Instructional Coaching Cycle

July 18, 2023 |  9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Learn how to organize coaching into cycles to help you create a structure for yourself and your teachers. During this session, we will identify the structure of small group and one-on-one coaching cycles. Learn more and register here.



Providing Models to Support Implementation of Coaching Goals

July 20, 2023 |  9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Teachers need to see effective instruction in action. Modeling is one way to show a teacher how to implement a specific strategy. By modeling lessons that make teaching and learning visible, coaches help teachers build a vision of effective instruction. Learn processes to make your model teaching a collaborative one-on-one professional development opportunity. Learn more and register here.



Principal and Instructional Coach Relationship

July 25, 2023 |  9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Learn strategies and explore tools to build a collaborative partnership of professional development between principals and instructional coaches. Learn more and register here.



Coaching Adults

July 27, 2023 |  9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Teachers of all levels of experience and expertise can benefit from instructional coaching, but engaging and motivating adult learners can be challenging. This session will explore strategies for developing, engaging, and empowering teachers. Learn more and register here.

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