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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 teaching and learning 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.

A TheEdCollab literacy consultant reads aloud during a reading workshop with students
JoEllen McCarthy, our Book Ambassador, demonstrates an engaging interactive read aloud.

Schools engage with us from anywhere from four 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.

Examples of 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 secondary 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. Dana Stachowiak, expert in social justice and diversity education, supporting literacy coaches and leaders in best-practices in instructional leadership. Carla España, expert in multilingual education, working with you and your colleagues to support development of your English language learners. And more!


What educators are saying...

98% of surveyed educators in a suburban district found in-school professional learning sessions highly effective.

98% of surveyed educators in large metropolitan district’s school found in-school professional learning sessions engaging and practical.

A district curriculum supervisor noted, “the staff is absolutely in love with your work… I have never seen a response this positive to professional development here.”

An instructional coach said, “we are seeing just how possible this is for our students. It is inspiring.” 

During a follow-up visit, a teacher noted, “I used the strategy from last time and it was transformational for my kids!”

Our network of consultants specialize in:


Standards Integration

  • including Literacy, Teacher Effectiveness, and Technology Standards

Literacy Content and Pedagogy

  • Reading Workshop and Writing Workshop
  • Secondary Literature and Writing Instruction
  • Literacy in the Content Areas
  • Inquiry Pedagogy in Social Studies
  • Differentiation for Students with IEPs

Culturally Responsive Pedagogy

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

Bi/Multilingual Pedagogy

  • Teaching Multilingual Students
  • Culturally Affirming Practices

Trauma-Informed Pedagogy

  • Healing-Centered Approaches
  • Serving Students in Transitional Environments

Digital Literacy / Literacy and Technology Integration

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

Literacy Leadership Methods

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


  • Curriculum Development
  • Curriculum Review

Examples of consultants’ recent work:

Multiple, in-school consulting visits, across multiple school years, to support an elementary school in developing reading and writing workshops to support diverse learners.

Afterschool PD sessions in a large urban district, providing research-based and engaging literacy professional learning during assigned PD hours.

Multiple, in-school consulting visits, bringing educators from across a district together, to study secondary literacy practices to move toward district goals.

Multiple consultants presented at a district Professional Development Day including providing a keynote and breakout sessions to support the staff during an in-service literacy day.

After-school, online webinar for a small local Reading Council, bringing state-of-the-art practices to an engaged community at an affordable rate

And many more!

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

Students in a literacy classrooms engaging with writing

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  • The Educator Collaborative studies, disseminates, and develops research and classroom practice.
  • We translate the best of teaching and learning into next steps for you and your school.

  • Our consultants study with you, hands-on in your classrooms.
  • No one-size-fits-all. Consultants tailor their work to your goals.

  • Consultants are available for distance learning.
  • Meet over the web or phone at times that work in your busy schedule.

  • Our consultants are nationally recognized educators, authors, scholars, and speakers
  • We use deep knowledge of standards and bring this through the lens of actual, in-classroom practice
  • Our experience includes instruction that supports CCSS, Danielson “Framework for Teaching” Domains, ISTE Technology Standards, among others

  • We believe a quick “sit-and-get” is not how anyone learns best
  • We prioritize schools and districts interested in multi-day in person and online relationships
  • The most effective schools are those that actively study together


In-School Consulting Days start at $2,000 and vary by consultant and location. Online options available as well.

Please contact us to discuss your goals and help us plan a path of support that best meets your needs.

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 are permitted to award hours during both in-school and out-of school learning. Though rare, some districts may limit in-school or during the school day CTLE earning, regardless of vendor. Review district policy before seeking CTLE hours during our professional development offerings.