The Educator Collaborative provides K-12 literacy professional development to schools across the United States, Canada, and around the world. We provide expert support in areas like writing workshop, reading workshop, balanced literacy and standards integration.

Our network of consultants are recognized authors, experts, popular speakers, and beloved educators. Our mission is to innovate the ways that educators learn together and we do this every day through our model lessons in schools, keynotes at popular conferences and our full breadth of inspiring online learning opportunities.

We do not stop at just our amazing network, we regularly invite special guests to share their deep expertise with our community in topics like conferring in the writing workshop, engaging all readers in a balanced literacy classroom, culturally relevant pedagogy and best practices for supporting students in meeting state standards.

Take your time, look around, and please feel free to contact us to talk more about how we can support you and your district's journey.

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Our Online Professional Development Offerings are open for registration! Don't wait. Seats are filling fast!
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Personalized and Intensive Learning

Our Online Learning opportunities are different. Not sit and get, they are instead interactive, extremely practical and absolutely inspiring.

In a district implementing writing workshop for the first time?

Studying close reading?

Trying to deepen your students' work with literacy and technology?

Our network of consultants are experts in the field, recognized for not just their publications, but for their voice, heart, and belief in teachers and students.


Online literacy professional development offerings allow schools on a budget to engage with the best work of our team in cost-effective, time-conscious, but still deeply engaging ways.

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Hands-on, interactive work with teachers and schools

Keynotes, Featured Sessions and Institutes

Our internationally recognized experts lead engaging and sought-after sessions at national, state, local, and district conferences.

If your wishlist includes:

⭐️ Engaging speaker

⭐️ Practical, K-12 focused

⭐️ Research-based literacy practices

⭐️ Inspiring and fun

Then we have just the right person for you!

Our experts have been featured speakers at NCTE, ILA, ISTE, given University guest lectures, presented at state conferences, local workshops, and conferences around the globe.  

Request speakers or share your goals and we will help you find the perfect educator for your event.


In Classrooms, Hands-on Inspiration

Multi-day, onsite consulting that is not just theory but real practice. In your classrooms, with your students and colleagues.

Christopher Lehman, coauthor of Falling in Love with Close Reading, visiting your school and demonstrating interactive read alouds during your reading workshop. Rozlyn Linder, author of Big Book of Details, onsite with your district, developing best practice for your writing workshop. Kristi Mraz supporting your and your staff in conferring with writers and integrating play-based practices. Heather Rocco, award winning English Language Arts supervisor, supporting literacy coaches and leaders in best-practices in instructional leadership.

And so many more opportunities!

Get to know our team or request support

Speaking Engagements: Keynotes, Featured Sessions, Interactive Daylong Workshops on writing workshop, reading workshop, balanced literacy, technology integration, and standards-alignment for K-12 educators.
Christopher Lehman, Kristin Ziemke, and Maggie Beattie Roberts speak about writing instruction in the digital age at the International Society of Technology in Education (ISTE) conference.

Books From our Network of Consultants

Contact Us to Arrange Support

  • Valparaiso University, IN: Christopher Lehman
  • National Center for Families Learning, Families Learning Summit. Detroit, MI:  Christopher Lehman (Featured Speaker)
  • Literacy For All Conference. Providence, RI: JoEllen McCarthy
  • Connecticut Reading Association. Cromwell, CT: Christopher Lehman and Kristin Ziemke (Featured Speakers)
  • nErDcampLI. Jericho, NY: JoEllen McCarthy
  • NCTE Annual Convention. Atlanta, GA: Christopher Lehman, Roz Linder, Kristi Mraz, Kristin Ziemke, Chad Everett, Dana Stachowiak, Heather Rocco, and more!
  • CEL Annual Conference. Atlanta, GA: Heather Rocco
  • Heinemann One-Day Workshop. Albany, NY: Christopher Lehman and Kate Roberts
  • Heinemann One-Day Workshop. Hartford, CT: Christopher Lehman and Kate Roberts
  • Colorado Council International Reading Association Conference: Christopher Lehman and Kristin Ziemke (featured speakers)
  • Vermont Council on Reading Spring Conference: Christopher Lehman (featured speaker)
  • Plus many custom, onsite PD events all year!