Our consultants are committed to working side by side with administrators, coordinators, coaches and teachers to improve the quality of literacy education for all students. We will work with you to tailor an onsite consulting plan specifically for your school. Based on your school’s needs this may include a strategic combination of the following:
Coaching days 1:1
During 1:1 coaching days the school sets up a schedule for the consultant to visit selected classroom teachers during literacy lessons to provide individualised feedback and coaching to establish exemplary literacy classroom teaching and improve student outcomes. The consultant may meet with teachers individually prior to a lesson to co-plan the lesson and again after the lesson to review student work and plan next instructional steps.
On labsite days one model classroom is chosen from each year level involved. Prior to the labsite teachers on the year level meet with the consultant to co-plan a lesson or mini-lesson. The teachers then visit the labsite classroom to observe the lesson through a particular lens and practice their teaching with support from the consultant. After the lesson the consultant facilitates a lesson debrief to allow teachers to reflect on teaching practices that supported student learning, review student work with a focus on learning and misconceptions, and plan next instructional steps.
During planning days teachers meet with the consultant in year level or vertical planning teams to plan an upcoming unit of work. These sessions may be used to write or revise curriculum maps and to further develop teachers' literacy content and pedagogical knowledge.
During Leadership PD or Planning days the consultant may do learning walks/instructional rounds with administrators and learning coaches to support the administrative team in further developing their understanding of best practices for literacy teaching and learning. During this time the consultant may also meet with the leadership team to look at student work or year level/school wide data to guide and support leaders in the creation and implementation of a clearly defined action plan for literacy improvement based on an analysis of data and an audit of the literacy environment, practices, resources and policies. It is also a time to develop powerful literacy frameworks and agreements for the school.
Workshop half days
Our research-based Workshop 0.5 Days offer interactive learning experiences designed to improve teachers' instruction, advance students’ learning, and increase achievement in literacy. These days can be tailored to your school’s individual needs. We will collaborate with you to decide on a topic aligned to your curriculum and focused on your needs.
Please contact Phil for more information about on-site consulting options and/or a quote based on your school's needs: firstname.lastname@example.org