Below are a variety of webinars designed to provide information and guidance to districts developing or enhancing Local Literacy Plans. The webinars can be used in part or in whole by leadership teams, PLCs, or other groups of educators working collaboratively.

Where are we now and where do we need to go?
This session explores the critical practices in core instruction and intervention; components of scientifically based reading instruction; multi-tiered systems of support to create a continuum of service for students; examples from the Minnesota Blueprint for Literacy.

What data do we need to consider and how do we use it to inform daily instruction?
Data-driven decisions and comprehensive assessments as the foundation of systemic planning and implementation. This session describes indicators of reading proficiency in emergent and transitional readers and highlights assessment practices from the Minnesota Blueprint for Literacy.

What professional development, training, and support is needed to create a sustainable literacy program?
Job-embedded professional development, coaching, and instructional leadership are critical elements of systemic literacy instruction. This session focuses on building capacity of educators, the role of literacy coaches, and effective literacy leadership.

Developing Understanding of the Science of Implementation.
Stages of implementation, a scientific process for creating sustainable systems of literacy instruction; reviewing the Local Literacy Plan Checklist are all covered in this webinar.

How Can Culturally Relevant Pedagogy and Parental and Community Involvement Positively Support Literacy Development?
Empowering students, teachers, families, and communities to create learning environments are critical elements of local literacy plans. When and how schools give information to families about student reading proficiency including assessments administered, services available, and strategies parents can use at home and examples of engaging community organizations and pre-kindergarten programs to build a continuum of support are included in this webinar.