Customized Professional Development
We tailor our professional development to the specific needs of your school site or district.  Be it large group meetings, small teams of teachers, or individualized, one-on-one coaching, our goal is to introduce and reinforce research-based strategies that can be applied to the district, school, or classroom context the very next day.  (How do we tailor our content?)

Types of Professional Development we provide
  • Large group presentations
  • Small group facilitation (grade-level or subject-area teams) 
  • One-on-one coaching  (teachers and administrators)
  • Workshop series (large or small group)
  • Demonstration lessons (with follow-up support)
  • Technology demonstration and hands-on application

Our Areas of Expertise
With over 35 years in classroom teaching, professional development and district and site leadership, we specialize in the following content areas:

Literacy, Pre-K through Grade 12
  • Reading Comprehension (strategies such as predicting, summarizing, questioning, inferring, clarifying)
  • Reading (all core components including phonics, phonemic awareness, decoding and fluency)
  • Metacognition
  • Vocabulary and Academic Language
  • Content Literacy (Grades 4-12)
  • Trait-based writing
  • Struggling readers and writers
  • Differentiated instruction
  • English Language Learners
  • Literacy assessments
  • Curriculum development

Professional Learning Communities
  • Lesson study
  • Facilitation skills
  • Protocols and strategies for analyzing student work 
  • Teacher leadership
  • Assessment development
  • Instructional coaching

Data Analysis & Assessment
  • Data Collection through interviews, focus groups and classroom observations
  • Survey Administration
  • Analysis of student achievement results before and after interventions
  • Coaching site personnel to conduct action research


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  • One-on-one Coaching
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