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Professional Learning System for Collaborative Literacy

Aligning Professional Learning With Collaborative Literacy to Improve Teaching and Learning

The Professional Learning System for Collaborative Literacy™ is designed to help school and district leaders support the implementation of the Being a Reader™, Making Meaning®, Being a Writer™, and SIPPS® (Systematic Instruction in Phonological Awareness, Phonics, and Sight Words) programs. 

Written for leaders and designed to span all phases of implementation, the Professional Learning System for Collaborative Literacy provides a pathway for aligning professional learning with the Collaborative Literacy curriculum. The guidance, tools, and resources provided in the system empower leaders to build internal expertise and capacity for improving teacher practice and student outcomes. 

High-quality Materials

Components provide the support and resources needed for planning and facilitating effective professional learning. The Professional Learning System for Collaborative Literacy includes:

  • The Leader’s Guide, which provides guidance for district and school leaders to drive effective, scalable implementation from pre-launch planning through Year 5 
  • New! Guidance and recommendations for leading and coaching Collaborative Literacy implementations as well as intervention guidance and support for implementing SIPPS as the intervention to Collaborative Literacy 
  • A five-year site license to online resources and tools such as detailed agendas and slides (for professional learning sessions and staff meetings), sample calendars and schedules, observation tools and surveys, guidance for creating launch and implementation plans, and tips for a successful multi-year implementation 
  • Two professional books: The Lesson Planning Handbook by Peter Brunn and Professional Learning Redefined by Isabel Sawyer and Marisa Ramirez Stukey