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Capacity Building

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Literacy Leadership

Teacher leader in Virginia:
"Web seminars allow the participants and our team of teachers to share learning with one another.  While they don't provide tremendous depth, they may cement some thinking while also prodding new thinking."

Instructional leader from Maryland:

“It's a great way to do a workshop and it can be passed around and broken into several different days with teaching and trying stuff out in between.


Books & Journals

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Online Learning

Free Web Seminars available through the Literacy in Learning Exchange:

Focus on the Core: An Introduction to Instructional Rounds

Better Learning through Structured Teacher Support

Supporting Teachers as They Implement a School-Wide Instructional Framework

When Good Enough Is Not Enough: Pursuing Teaching Excellence

Maximizing Professional Learning to Support Student Learning

Community Mapping

Supporting Communities of Practice as a Model for Professional Learning 

Research & Position Statements

Building Capacity to Transform Literacy Learning

Remodeling Literacy Education

Making Room for What Works: Principals and Literacy Instruction


A Resource…A Collaboration…A Coalition…A Movement to Transform Literacy Education in America.  Visit to find collaborative tools, resources, and stories of groups engaged in professional learning around topics related to building capacity!

Portraits of Change



Onsite Consulting Services

Sometimes access to high quality resources isn’t enough.  NCTE offers onsite consulting services on a range of topics associate with decision-making about Common Core Standards and capacity building.  Contact to learn more!


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