Virtual Professional Learning Events

Join Us for Professional Learning

Collaborative Classroom is pleased to announce the following virtual professional learning events.

These workshops and webinars are appropriate for educators who are currently using Collaborative Classroom curricula. (To view all of our upcoming events, including those that are appropriate for all educators, please visit our main Events Calendar.)

Questions? Please contact the Professional Learning Coordinator at

Webinar: End-of-Year Considerations for Collaborative Literacy and SIPPS

Date & Time: February 18, 2021 at 4:00–5:00 pm Eastern / 3:00–4:00 pm Central / 1:00–2:00 pm Pacific

As we approach the end of the 2020–2021 school year, literacy educators are in a unique situation. Due to COVID-related impacts on teaching and learning, we must reconsider our end-of-year expectations for students engaged in Collaborative Literacy and SIPPS. In this one-hour webinar, we’ll engage in a panel discussion with educators across the country as we reflect on 2020–21 instruction, consider the implications to teaching and learning, and discuss end-of-year expectations.

Registration: This webinar is free, but you must register to attend.

Who Should Attend: This webinar is intended for educators who are currently implementing Collaborative Classroom programs.

SIPPS Virtual Symposium: Accelerating K–12 Foundational Skills with Research-based Instruction

Date & Time: February 23, 2021 at 1:00–4:00 pm Eastern / 12:00–3:00 pm Central / 10:00 am–1:00 pm Pacific

Foundational skills are a crucial aspect of literacy instruction—research shows that they are a catalyst that allows students to flourish as readers and writers. This one-day virtual Symposium will explore best practices in high-quality, structured foundational skills instruction through the lens of the SIPPS (Systematic Instruction in Phonological Awareness, Phonics, and Sight Words) curriculum.

Registrants will select one of two learning tracks:

  • Track 1: an introductory track for K–12 educators who are unfamiliar with SIPPS and wish to learn how the program swiftly and effectively supports students’ mastery of foundational skills
  • Track 2: a professional learning track for current SIPPS educators who are seeking to refine their implementation of the program, with learning curated by SIPPS Level

Registration: For educators who are unfamiliar with SIPPS and are participating in the introductory Track 1, the Symposium is complimentary. Click here to learn more and register now.

For current SIPPS educators who participate in Track 2 professional learning, the fee is $50/person. Learn more and register now.

Who Should Attend: Appropriate for all K–12 literacy educators, the Symposium offers curated professional learning for current SIPPS educators and for those who are unfamiliar with this powerful curriculum.

Collaborative Classroom 2021 Virtual Summer Institute

Save the Dates: June 22–24, 2021

Join us for a virtual summer institute with fellow teachers, coaches, and leaders from schools and districts nationwide. Together we will strengthen our implementations of Collaborative Classroom curricula, deepen our teaching practice, and connect and network with colleagues. 

Registration: $99/person. Registration for this event will open in Spring 2021. To be alerted when registration is available, please visit the Summer Institute webpage and sign up.

Who Should Attend: This professional learning event is designed for all K–6 teachers, coaches, and leaders who use Collaborative Classroom curricula, namely the Collaborative Literacy modules Being a Reader, Being a Writer, Making Meaning, and Book Clubs, as well as SIPPS.