Literacy Leadership Intensive

CCSS for English Language Arts and Literacy K to 5


Our target audience includes the range of instructional leaders who work with elementary school teachers around issues of literacy development (as opposed to the teachers themselves). This includes teaching and learning consultants, coaches, curriculum leaders, and other instructional leaders interested in literacy development K-5 in the context of the Common Core State Standards.

Come review the latest research, engage in conversation and planning, and build your network!

Join Dr. Nell Duke, Professor of Literacy, Language and Culture at the University of Michigan's School of Education and an internationally recognized expert in early literacy development, to learn more about literacy development at the elementary level in the context of the Common Core. Dr. Duke will explore the research base with you, engage you in collaborative thinking, and provide you with ideas you can use in your schools and districts.

Your registration fee includes a subscription to the School of Education’s Teaching and Learning Exploratory (TLE), an online library of teaching videos with tools for engagement and sharing, as well as basic instruction on how to use the TLE.

Additionally, we will provide you with ideas for professional development materials as well as research references that you can quickly adapt to your own contexts to support the professional learning of educators, as well as school improvement planning, in your schools and districts. This two day series will take place on March 18 and April 15.

During the intensive, we will engage with questions such as the following:

* What is an appropriate number of high frequency words to target in kindergarten and how should they be taught?

* How can we help teachers grow in their ability to teach phonics effectively?

* How can the vocabulary standards that are spread throughout the CCSS be addressed efficiently?

* What kinds of teacher questions support students in meeting the standards for reading informational text?

* How can we design units that address many standards across CCSS strands?

* What are we in danger of leaving out in CCSS-aligned instruction?

Literacy Leadership Institute K-5 Friday, March 18 and Friday, April 15

Friday, March 18th 2016 at 9am-3:30pm

Room 2327, School of Education, University of Michigan, East University Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI, United States

The second session will be held on Friday, April 15, same time and same place.

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Contact Nate Phipps (, CEDER Managing Director, with questions about registration or payment. Contact Darin Stockdill (, CEDER Design Coordinator, with questions about session content and format.

Center for Education Design, Evaluation, and Research