Statewide K-3 Literacy Workshops

Sponsored by the Idaho Coaching Network

What is balanced literacy? What does it look like in my classroom?

Our beliefs about literacy instruction inform the practices we employ in our classrooms. Being consciously competent about what we believe and building next moves based on these beliefs build a balanced literacy program. Essential to this program are the elements of foundational literacy in the primary classroom. These skills build literate students through the purposeful and strategic balance of formative assessment and targeted instruction in phonemic awareness/phonics, fluency, vocabulary, comprehension, writing (spelling imbedded) and reading for joy.


This one-day workshop will allow primary grade teachers to confront their beliefs about balanced literacy, develop strategies to enhance foundational skills instruction that are aligned with these beliefs, and ask and answer hard questions to build a stronger literacy rationale and competency.


For more information:

Annie McMahon, Region I Coach - elalitcoachn@sde.idaho.gov

Amy Brownlee, Region III Coach - elalitcoachw@sde.idaho.gov

Peggy Thomas, Region IV Coach - elalitcoache@sde.idaho.gov

Coeur D' Alene Location: Best Western Plus Coeur D' Alene Inn

Tuesday, July 17th, 8am-3pm

506 West Appleway Avenue

Coeur d'Alene, ID

Registration is limited.

Lunch will be provided for those who register by July 9.

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Boise Location: Red Lion Downtowner

Thursday, July 19th, 8am-3pm

Red Lion Hotel Boise Downtowner, West Fairview Avenue, Boise, ID 83702

Registration is limited.

Lunch will be provided for those who register by July 9.

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Pocatello Location: Liberty Hall

Thursday, July 19th, 8am-3pm

325 W. Benton St. Pocatello, ID 83204

Registration is limited.

Lunch will be provided for those who register by July 9.

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Twin Falls Location: Canyon Crest Event Center

Tuesday, July 24th, 8am-3pm

Canyon Crest Dining and Event Center, Canyon Crest Drive, Twin Falls, ID 83301

Registration is limited.

Lunch will be provided for those who register by July 9.

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The Idaho Coaching Network


Since 2013, the Idaho State Department of Education has offered an opportunity for teachers to gain further experience and expertise in the development of Idaho Content State Standards lessons, units, and assessments in a supported and sustainable manner through the establishment of Idaho Coaching Network. Visit our website below to learn more.