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Essential Instructional Practices in Early Lit., Grades K-3

K-3 Essential Instructional Practices Literacy Institute

Monday, Sep. 23rd, 8:30am to Thursday, Sep. 26th, 3:30pm

Lansing Center, East Michigan Avenue, Lansing, MI, USA and select remote sites

If attending at the Lansing Center, registration is $150, which includes a light breakfast, lunch each day, registration fees and materials but does not include hotel room (hotel information is below).


Attending via video conference at one of the ISDs below is $15 and only covers the registration fee. Lunch might be on your own or there may be an additional charge. Site facilitators will contact registrants with details.


Remote sites: Bay-Arenac ISD ~ Delta-Schoolcraft ISD ~ Manistee ISD ~ Charlevoix-Emmett ISD ~ Lenawee ISD ~ AMA ESD



A note on audience for this event and other offerings:

This 4-day training has been designed for literacy coaches and other instructional and systems leaders who support K-3rd grade educators.


Please note that a new 2-day team training made specifically for principals and teachers, which includes yearlong team support, has been created for the Essential Instructional Practices in Early Literacy, Grades K-3. That 2-day version successfully ran twice in June of 2019 and will run twice again in the spring of 2020. Follow https://literacyessentials.org/literacy-essentials/events/ for more information and to register for the 2-day team training.

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Institute Goals/Outcomes:

1. Participants will be able to characterize the state of third-grade reading in Michigan.


2. Participants will be able to define research and articulate reasons why research on literacy education and literacy coaching, including a continually updated knowledge of that research, should guide practice.


3. Participants will be able to describe the origin and purposes of the following document:

Michigan Association of Intermediate School Administrators General Education Leadership Network Early Literacy Task Force (2016). Essential Instructional Practices in Early Literacy: K to 3. Lansing, MI: Authors


4. Participants will be able to list key areas of literacy development that can be affected by instruction.


5. Participants will be able to state reasons why considerable attention to science and social studies education contributes to literacy development.


6. Participants will be able to articulate reasons why each essential literacy instructional practice #1 - #9 has been identified as having the potential to have a positive impact on literacy development.


7. Participants will be able to explain the meaning of each sentence within each essential literacy instructional practice #1 - #9.


8. Participants will demonstrate at least a beginning understanding of instruction consistent and inconsistent with each essential literacy instructional practice, including each bullet underneath each essential literacy

instructional practice #1 - #9.


9. Participants will be able to articulate specific connections between the essential instructional practices in early literacy: K to 3 and multi-tiered systems of support (MTSS) as defined by the Michigan Department of Education. (http://www.michigan.gov/mde/0,4615,7-140-28753_65803-322534--,00.html).


10. Participants will improve their ability to coach teachers around content within each of the essential literacy instructional practices #1 through #9.

Overnight Accommodations: Radisson-State Capital , Lansing MI

Overnight accommodations will NOT be covered. Individuals can book their overnights by:

Online Reservation Instructions

Phone Reservation Instructions:

  • Call 1-800-333-3333
  • Reference the K-3 Essentials Training block to get the block rate ($118.95)
  • Cut-off date – August 30, 2019