At Scholastic, we collaborate with you to create customized professional development workshops that address your academic objectives and most pressing needs. Whether we start with an existing Workshop, an idea for a Master Class, or your goals, our Literacy Consultants will design a systematic professional development plan that reflects your needs.
Each workshop can be tailored for the audience and delivered in an ongoing format to ensure that all stakeholders have ample time and support to:
- Process and discuss what they learn
- Implement skills and strategies addressed
- Revisit and refine their practice
In-Class Coaching for Teachers
Our team provides teachers and instructional coaches with individualized support as they implement research-based instructional strategies. Literacy Consultants work side-by-side with educators, modeling, observing, and providing collaborative feedback.
In-School/District Coaching for Leaders
With our Literacy Consultants, administrators will conduct walkthroughs to observe the existing instructional practices or newly implemented professional development to understand what is happening in classrooms. Our team will also work with leaders to triangulate observational data and analyze trends to create and revise a district- or school-wide action plan.
Professional Book Study
To enhance a professional development plan, Professional Book Study Groups allow schools and districts to promote collective inquiry and collaborative learning. Literacy Consultants works with literacy leaders to facilitate monthly meetings with book study members to build professional knowledge, promote professional learning communities, and focus on instructional practices that increase student achievement.