Our self-paced PD courses
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The Reading PortalTM is the newest addition to the supports we offer teachers and school leaders around the teaching of reading and writing. On The Reading PortalTM, you’ll find our asynchronous, self-paced
learning solutions on key topics in literacy instruction.
Our online courses make it easy for
teachers of all grade levels to apply evidence-based
reading and writing strategies in their classrooms
while earning professional development hours.
Texas Education Agency
Office of the State Superintendent of Education
National Charter School Institute
Carrollton-Farmers Branch Independent School District
Venus Independent School District
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Your courses should be mandatory for general ed teachers, as well as special education teachers that want to improve.
Thank you for the opportunity to participate in your courses. They were AMAZING! I have not felt such satisfaction from completing PD in a long time.
This was an awesome course. As an Early Childhood educator, writing is often a topic of discussion when trying to figure out ways to improve our students’ overall literacy instruction. Many districts do not provide an explicit writing program to support the students and teachers.
This course, however, did an amazing job of breaking down writing at every stage and making it accessible for both students and teachers. Thanks for the expertise shared.
Highly recommend for others!
I have thoroughly enjoyed every single part of this course. It was very clear, concise and had the most applicable exercises. I loved that the quiz happened at the end of each section. I also appreciated that the instructor responded to some of the comments in the discussion section.
I truly enjoyed this course.
The content is useful, the pacing is appropriate. The engagement level and expectations for activities is fair and applicable to current instruction.
Highly recommend for all teachers of ELA, not just early literacy teachers. There is much to learn at the higher grade level also.
Every day, teachers strive to maximize
each student’s potential.
To continue to excel, our teachers need . . .
- Evidence-based strategies that are effective for ELA instruction
- Flexible professional development models that suit different needs and schedules
- Clear protocols, expectations, and norms around literacy instruction
- Bite-sized modules teachers can study on their schedule and revisit throughout the year
With these points in mind, we’ve designed
three course bundles
that connect your teachers to the training
and PD hours they need.
Seema [and The Literacy Architects] has been assisting me as a literacy consultant for the past two years with the TEA SSI/Community Partnerships initiatives. She has participated at several state-level conferences by presenting literacy information in break out sessions, and she has provided instructional strategies and resources through webinars.
She is a very valuable professional with the expertise to engage school leaders and teachers with change and improvement efforts. Her work with the school districts that I support has yielded improved literacy practices and outcomes for children. I highly recommend her to support school districts with effective literacy practices. She is awesome!!!!
What to expect inside:
Say goodbye to information overload in hours-long, pre-recorded Zoom sessions.
Taught by educators and built for teachers of all grade levels, our courses include:
Over 25 Bite-sized Modules
that offer step-by-step breakdowns on specific topics
that are fun, engaging, and personal
Eye-catching Animated Videos
to demonstrate key concepts
Practical tips and tools
that are evidence-based and ready to bring to the classroom
assignments, and feedback opportunities for extra support and peer collaboration
and readings centered around best practices and strategies for distance learning
And with six months of unlimited access, teachers can rewatch and reference course lessons and tutorials as needed.
About The Literacy Architects, LLC
The Literacy Architects, LLC provides curriculum and professional development services on evidence-based reading and writing practices.
We’ve partnered with many organizations, including Reading Partners, the DC Public Education Fund, the National Charter Schools Institute, and the DC Public Charter School Board to improve literacy instruction for students across the nation. We’ve also presented at several statewide conferences for the Texas Education Agency, and they’ve gone on to distribute our self-paced courses to districts across Texas.
The Literacy Architects was founded by Seema Tejura. Seema is a certified reading specialist and dyslexia practitioner and has held school- and district-level positions in urban school districts across the country. In these courses, you’ll be learning from Seema and other educators across the country.
We know that administrators are busy and that finding time to provide meaningful training opportunities to teachers can be difficult.
Our self-paced PD courses are research-based while still being engaging, practical, and fun. In only a few hours, teachers can walk away with concrete takeaways that they can bring to the classroom.
By creating these courses, we hope to support educators with evidence-based literacy strategies, tackle the challenges of distance teaching, and earn professional development hours in a fun, engaging, and unique professional development format.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long will teachers have access to the course?
After purchasing, you will have immediate access to the courses! You’ll be able to access the courses for six months after purchase.
How long does each course take to complete?
The courses range from 1.5 to 5 hours long, making them easy to complete over the course of a few days or weeks. Some of the courses include assignments that ask participants to practice a strategy with students, so those may take longer to complete.
How often are these courses updated?
We stay on top of research around the science of teaching reading, adult learning, and virtual instruction and regularly update our courses to incorporate these strategies into our work. We also take participant feedback seriously and use these comments to improve our PD.
My classes are hybrid or in-person. Will the Distance Learning course bundle still be helpful?
Yes! Outside of distance learning that began because of the pandemic, these courses can help improve the overall quality of ELAR instruction with their focus on best practices such as the gradual release of responsibility model, discussion practices, and collaborative activities to increase student engagement and learning.
Our courses have supported administrators in leading campus studies around specific practices, creating campus expectations, protocols, and norms around distance learning, and enhancing existing instructional plans through applying remote instruction best-practices.
I am an administrator and I’d like to purchase a bundle for my teachers. Can I preview the course before purchase?
Yes, we can set you up with complimentary access for 48 hours to explore the content. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Are PD credits available for this course?
After completing the course (all lessons, including any discussion posts and assignments), we will issue a certificate of completion. We are an approved CPE provider for Texas. Because each state and district has different requirements for PD credit, this certificate does not guarantee that you will be granted credit by your district or state. Please check with your school, district, or state professional development office to find out if these trainings qualify for credit.
Do I need to attend the course at a certain time or date?
No, these are self-paced courses, and you can go through the lessons on your schedule. However, we do find that if you give yourself a time limit of a week or two, you may be more likely to complete the course. You can always go back to rewatch lessons as needed!
How much does each course cost?
Individual licenses are $97 per person per course and can be purchased here. If you are purchasing for a school or district, we do have bundled and group discounts available. Contact us using the form below to get a price quote!
With these courses, your district can enhance the overall quality of ELAR instruction and provide your teachers with targeted
professional development that meets their needs.
If you have any questions regarding our courses, please don’t hesitate to get in touch here.
We’d be happy to provide you a free preview of the course and any other resources that can help support your decision.