Literacy Professional Development and Services

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The Literacy Team at IU13 provides a variety of data-informed professional development, coaching, and consultative services for districts and schools.

Our literacy staff represents a combined 60 years of experience in the K-12 field as classroom teachers, reading specialists, literacy coaches, supervisors and administrators.

Literacy Services and Technical Assistance

  • Literacy Curriculum & Instruction Program Review
  • Literacy Professional Development
  • Literacy Walk-Throughs with Follow-up Conferences
  • Small Group or One-on-One Literacy Coaching
  • Customized Technical Assistance

Reading Supervisors' / Title I Coordinators' Collaborative

This highly active network group meets five times a year to engage in discussions about Literacy and Title I Programming. IU13 school districts send at least one administrative representative to these meetings. A range of topics are included in each meeting’s agenda and could include: Pennsylvania Department of Education Updates, Professional Learning Opportunities, Best Practices in Literacy, Local Program Review, State Assessments, Parent Involvement, and other pertinent topics provided by the group.

Elementary & Secondary Literacy Professional Learning Communities

These services provide a forum for professional learning, networking, and collegial discussions about current literacy topics and initiatives. School districts in Lancaster and Lebanon counties send teacher representatives to participate in four evening dinner meetings per school year. These teacher leadership groups serve as collaborative entities for regional and state professional development activities, and supports in capacity building and sharing in home districts and schools.

 

For more information, please call 717-947-1598 or email Literacy