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Providing Leadership in Literacy

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This course focuses on the different roles teachers can play as they provide leadership in literacy. A primary role that will be explored is that of a literacy coach. The emphasis will be on learning ways to work with teachers in a collaborative manner that will provide in-depth professional development to build capacity in providing effective instruction to enhance student learning. Different models of coaching such as one-to-one, grade-level or small group study, and large group study will be reviewed with information on developing effective contexts for coaching. Strategies will be shared for building trust and getting started with coaching through individual conferences, demonstration lessons, co-teaching, and leading study groups. Participants will move from theory to practice as they design and implement strategies for providing leadership in literacy.