All About Adolescent Literacy

All about adolescent literacy. Resources for parents and educators of kids in grades 4-12.
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Professional Development Webcasts

Stay up-to-date with the's professional development webcast series! Listen, watch, and learn from top experts in the field of reading. Use the webcasts as the centerpiece of staff development workshops or watch them for your own professional development whenever you have time.

Each webcast features a 60-minute video program that you view from the website. The webcasts also include recommended readings and suggested discussion questions.

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If you're going to be in the Washington, D.C. area and would like to be a part of our studio audience in Arlington, VA, please contact us.

Making Room for Adolescent Literacy
Making Room for Adolescent Literacy

This four-part webcast examines what research says about good practice and how building-level leaders and classroom teachers can support struggling readers/writers while dealing with budget, scheduling, accountability, training, and staffing issues. Panelists: Dr. Donald Deshler, Dr. Mel Riddile, and Christina Gutierrez.

English Language Learners
English Language Learners

This four-part webcast examines trends in the English Language Learner (ELL) population, ways to build trust with ELL families, techniques for improving instruction, and advice to increase college readiness for ELL students. Panelists: Kathleen Leos, Deborah Santiago, and Susan Lafond.

College Readiness
Ready for College

This four-part webcast examines the components of college readiness — both academic and non-academic skills — and explores ways that high schools, parents, colleges, and students themselves can work together to prepare students for post-secondary education. Panelists: Nevin Brown, Barbara Taveras, and Jennifer Glaser.