We work with schools, districts, and nonprofit organizations who want to move beyond traditional balanced literacy and infuse more research-based practices into their literacy block. This includes regular phonics instruction, skills-based small group instruction, and text-dependent reading, writing, and discussion (for more information, see the literacy practices we support).
Most of our client work includes a mix of virtual and in-person literacy coaching and professional development. We also leverage our expertise to develop curriculum, assessments, and response-to-intervention plans.
Our core services include:
Our engaging asynchronous PD courses have been taken by teachers across Texas and Washington, D.C. through partnerships with those state education agencies. Our courses allow teachers to learn about evidence-based literacy instruction and rewatch and revisit concepts as needed. Topics include text-dependent instruction, teaching with grade-level texts, and early literacy instruction aligned to the science of teaching reading. Find out more here.
A series of in-person or virtual coaching visits with frequent touchpoints that include targeted professional development and pre- and post-observation conferences on the topics of teaching with grade-level text, implementing systematic and explicit phonics instruction, and analyzing data to form small groups.
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Additional projects we have supported include:
- Coaching high school teachers on implementation of myPerspectives.
- Developing 12th grade daily lessons to support instructional continuity during the coronavirus school closures and filming accompanying YouTube videos for students to watch asynchronously.
- Developing a library of 30+ professional development presentations to support K-8 literacy instruction.
- Designing and delivering professional development to support EL Education in grades K-2.
- Planning a literacy volunteer day for corporations to enhance school and classroom libraries.