Reading Well by Third Grade requires the school principal to be a strong, knowledgeable instructional leader, who is able to develop both collaboration across a community, and a systematic, data-based review of what is and what can be achieved in school literacy. The goal is to establish a culture of literacy ensuring that all students achieve.
Presented by Bonnie Houck, Ph.D., the MESPA Literacy Academy invites principals and their leadership teams to an interactive learning experience that will guide principals and literacy leadership teams in developing effective practices to observe and work with teachers to address professional learning and resource needs identified through the classroom visits, teacher survey and other data. The MESPA Literacy Academy will take place over the course of four full day sessions strategically scheduled across a four-month period, allowing participants to implement ideas, collect observational data, and bring back examples of their work for discussion with peers.
Goals of the Literacy Academy:
Who will this training benefit?The Literacy Academy will benefit schools and districts that need to:
...AND Principals and Teams (district leaders, instructional coaches, and teacher leaders) who want to:
See for yourself! Hear from past attendees on the benefit of this academy below:
What's new at the MESPA Literacy Academy 2019?:
Bring your literacy team at the member rate!
This training works well for teams, and while not required, bringing your literacy team (district leaders, instructional coaches, or teacher leaders) is recommended! Are you a MESPA member? Your literacy team is welcome to attend the 4-day academy at the MESPA member rate ($500)! Please call the MESPA office at 952.297.8670 to take advantage of this offer.
Check out "Literacy Unleashed" - co-authored by the presenter!
Literacy Unleashed: Fostering Excellent Reading Instruction through Classroom Visits is available now! While it is not required, it is strongly recommended that you add a copy of Literacy Unleashed to your registration as we will reference chapters and resources from the book to expand your learning. You can order a copy via Amazon or ASCD (e-books also available) or add it within the event registration and we'll have it for you on Day 1 of the Academy!
About the Presenter: Bonnie HouckCo-Author of the book Literacy Unleashed: Fostering Excellent Reading Instruction Through Classroom Visits, Bonnie Houck is ready to work with you to improve your school's literacy plan and develop professional learning experiences that will help foster student literacy growth and achievement!
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