The literacy practices we support align with the science of reading. 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.
Our core services include:
Flipped PD (Weekly PLCs)
Our flipped PD is a mix of asynchronous modules and synchronous meetings for participants to collaborate, troubleshoot, and plan together as they try out high-impact literacy practices with students.
Learn how to implement high-impact routines such as a multi-day fluency routine, a syllable and morpheme strategy for multisyllabic words, and a five-part structured literacy lesson. Find out more here.
The Literacy Leadership Network
Our TLA Literacy Leadership Network is a monthly membership that offers district and school leaders the time and space to stay informed, connected, and equipped with the latest research and expertise on the science of reading. As a member, you’ll gain access to exclusive resources, curated webinars, professional development opportunities, and a supportive community of literacy leaders to help you think through challenges around the implementation of literacy initiatives at your school. Find out more here.
Our engaging asynchronous PD courses allow teachers to learn about evidence-based literacy instruction and rewatch and revisit concepts as needed. Each course takes 4–6 hours to complete, and topics include foundational reading and syllable 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 learning plans 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 daily lessons for 12th grade students 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 the implementation of EL Education in grades K–2.
- Planning a literacy volunteer day for corporations to enhance school and classroom libraries.