Learner FIRST Center for Literacy and Coaching 

Customized Professional Learning

Data Analysis and Goal Setting

List of components that will be examined in Analysis:

  • Leadership Structures and Practices

  • Shared beliefs

  • Universal Academic Achievement

  • Achievement Equity

  • Team Structures

  • Instructional Practices

  • Professional Learning Model

Schoolwide Literacy Planning

We will support your team as you articulate the actions that will occur in order for your desired goals to be met. 

Plans include:

  • Month by month action steps

  • Measurable student outcomes

  • Measurable teacher outcomes

  • Embedded coaching aligned to the expected outcomes

  • Professional development plans aligned to the action steps

  • Clearly articulated teaching protocols for each component of literacy instruction

  • Instructional leader action steps and supports

Institutes and Workshops

All institutes and workshops are fully customizable, but here are some of our most popular topics:

  • Equity-Minded Coaching

  • Best Practices in Reading Instruction

  • Designing and Implementing a Workshop Approach

  • Creating Aligned Mini-Lessons

  • Powerful Guided Reading Groups

  • From Assessment to Instruction: Using Student Data to Drive Literacy Instruction

  • Phonics and Word Study: Foundations for Success

  • Conferring with Confidence

  • Literacy Workshop: Every Minute Matters

  • Teaching in a Readers Workshop

  • Teaching in a Writers Workshop

  • Interdisciplinary Literacy

  • Designing to the Edges: Universal Design for Learning

  • The Power of the Read Aloud

  • Early Literacy Fundamentals

  • Leading Literacy

  • Foundations of Instructional Coaching

On-site or Virtual Coaching

Coaching for leaders and teachers is critical. When leaders and teachers work with a coach, they are able to refine their practices and try-out new learning. The impact that coaching has on any change is significant! The Learner FIRST Center for Literacy and Coaching Team includes trained coaches who are skilled at supporting teachers and leaders in setting short-term goals and designing coaching supports to assist in meeting those goals. We believe in coaching that is responsive to the needs of the school and educator.