New York State educators: The Educator Collaborative is an Approved CTLE Sponsor. Every hour learning = an hour earned.*

K-12 Literacy Professional Learning | Literacy Professional Development | Literacy Consulting

Move your School’s Literacy Goals to your School’s Literacy Growth

In Classrooms, Hands-on Inspiration

Our primary purpose is to empower teachers to provide high quality reading, writing, speaking, listening, and language instructional so all students can achieve high levels of literacy success.

Long-term, professional development is proven to have the most lasting effects. While we are happy to provide one-day speaking engagements on in-service days, our greatest passion and purpose is to provide multi-day, ongoing literacy consulting that truly deepens pedagogy and enhances student learning.

Schools engage with us from anywhere from five to twenty days across a school year. During visits, consultants work hands-on, in your classrooms, with you and your colleagues.

We demonstrate state-of-the-art practices, lead educators in immediately practicing methods with students, and collecting and analyzing student work.

During visits, consultants also support administrators and coaches in developing literacy leadership practices that facilitate adult learning and help educators grow to meet their own professional goals.

Unlike some providers, we do not push a product or sell a boxed program. We know no textbook or teacher’s guide takes the place of knowledgeable, reflective, and continually learning educators. We work with you and your existing curriculum and help teachers use researched best-practices to support students.

Photo: JoEllen McCarthy, The Educator Collaborative Book Ambassador, demonstrates an engaging interactive read aloud inside a classroom.

Some examples of our support include:

Christopher Lehman, (Falling in Love with Close Reading; Energize Research Reading and Writing) working throughout the year with your school to development research-based, engaging, independent reading practices.

Towanda Harris (The Right Tools: A Guide to Selecting, Evaluating, and Implementing Classroom Resources and Practices) onsite with your district, developing best practices in your literacy courses.

Shawna Coppola, (Renew: Become a Better—And More Authentic—Writing Teachersupporting you and your staff in conferring with your writing and integrating inquiry practices across the curriculum. 

Carla España, (En Comunidad: Lessons for Centering the Voices and Experiences of Bilingual Latinx Students) expert in multilingual education, working with you and your colleagues to support development of your English language learners. And more!

What Educators Are Saying

“The staff is absolutely in love with your work… I have never seen a response this positive to professional development here.” – K-12 Curriculum Supervisor

“We are seeing just how possible this is for our students. It is inspiring.”  – K-8 Instructional Coach

“I just wanted to thank you. The nonfiction reading strategies have made a big impact on my students and my teaching.” – High School Social Studies Teacher

“You have really earned the staff’s trust. They are anxious to have you back next year.” – Elementary Principal

“You’ve been here many times and still every time you come I take something new away!” – Middle School Teacher

We specialize in research-based K-12 literacy pedagogy. Including these areas:

Standards Integration

  • including Literacy, Teacher Effectiveness, and Technology Standards

Culturally Responsive Pedagogy

  • Inclusive and Culturally Sustaining Pedagogy
  • Social Justice Education
  • Decolonizing Curriculum

Teaching Multilingual Students

  • Bilingual and Multilingual Pedagogy
  • Language Acquisition
  • Culturally Affirming Practices

Literacy Leadership

  • Literacy Audit
  • Support for Administrators with Literacy Leadership
  • Instructional Coaching: Training and Methods

Literacy Content and Pedagogy

  • Reading Workshop and Writing Workshop
  • Secondary Literature and Writing Instruction
  • Foundational Literacy Skills
  • Literacy in the Content Areas
  • Differentiation Strategies
  • Developing a Culture of Literacy
  • Formative and Summative Assessment

Digital Literacy / Literacy and Technology Integration

  • Education Technology Integration with Literacy
  • Media Literacy
  • Moving Students from Being Content Consumers to Content Creators


  • Curriculum Development
  • Curriculum Review

Move your School’s Literacy Goals to your School’s Literacy Growth

Get to know our network of inspiring literacy consultants.

  • All
  • K-2
  • 3-5
  • 6-8
  • 9-12
  • Book Ambassador
  • Coaching and Leadership
  • Content Area
  • Literacy
  • Reading
  • Technology
  • Writing

*NYS educators, schools, and districts: we award CTLE hours during contracted, in-school school learning. Visit our CTLE information page to learn more.