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Lesley University Professional Development Opportunities

Graduate Courses at Lesley University

Lesley Heinemann Partnership

The Center for Reading Recovery and Literacy Collaborative at Lesley University is offering several online professional development opportunities for teachers and literacy coaches who are interested in growing and transforming their teaching and learning. Eight-week graduate courses can be taken separately, or combined to give educators an 18-credit Graduate Certificate (GC) in Developing Systematic Language and Literacy Expertise, K–8. The courses are grounded in the work of Marie Clay, Irene Fountas, and Gay Su Pinnell, as well as other educational leaders, and are centered on the idea that thinking, talking, reading, and writing gives students the opportunity to share and deepen their understanding. All courses are predicated on the concept that teachers use their close observations and assessment of students to inform their instructional planning and decision-making.

Learn more or to register for courses at Lesley University's Center for Reading Recovery and Literacy Collaborative.

NEW! Heinemann On-Demand Mini-Courses

Developed by The Lesley University Center for Reading Recovery and Literacy Collaborative

Heinemann PD Services is now offering the first three in a collection of online On-Demand Mini-Courses, providing a self-paced option to explore some of the foundational ideas behind Irene Fountas and Gay Su Pinnell's work.

Each of these new on-demand courses is being developed by The Center for Reading Recovery and Literacy Collaborative (CRRLC) at Lesley University and produced and delivered online by Heinemann PD to support work in assessing and planning for literacy instruction. These Mini-Courses are designed to be completed in a shorter timeframe than Heinemann's standard On-Demand Courses. Yet, each course is still grounded in research and is rich with practical video modeling, reading, writing, and personal reflection.

Take a Heinemann mini-course to quickly broaden your expertise in crucial areas of literacy teaching and learning, and combine it with other PD courses as part of your annual professional learning plan. Educators and students interested in deepening their experience with Fountas and Pinnell resources may choose to take a Heinemann mini-course as a sampling of possibilities for further study. Those seeking a graduate level online course or Lesley Graduate Certificate (GC) grounded in the work of Fountas and Pinnell are advised to contact The Lesley University Center for Reading Recovery and Literacy for additional information.

Tuition for all Lesley-developed Heinemann On-Demand Mini-Courses is $49.95 per participant. Group discounts are available.

For more information about all Heinemann On-Demand PD Courses, visit or call 1-800-541-2086, Ext. 1100

Book Discounts at Heinemann

Heinemann is supporting these professional development options by providing a 30% discount on Heinemann publications that are required for the courses. (Discount codes available to course participants upon registration.)