P.O. Box 128, Marion, NC 28752 Ph:866-955-3276

Designing Literacy Focused Schools


One-Day Institute

Prince Frederick, MD

February 19, 2020


Dear Educator,

We have a vision, and we hope you have it too. We see a school where every student has the benefit of having a highly effective teacher. But, vision without action is only a dream. So, how are we going to transform this vision into reality? The answer to that is simple. You.

When you attend a Designing Literacy Focused Schools Insitute, you will learn the research-based and evidence-based practices with the emphasis on the literacy practices that previously low-performing schools used to dramatically improve their performance.

The content comes from research and evaluations examining the implementation and outcomes of the federal Comprehensive School Reform (CSR) program. Learn which common practices were the link for all levels of schools – elementary, middle and high. The literacy practices were also a driving force with schools representing the quick-and-dramatic improvements as well as schools representing the slow-and-steady practices of school improvement.

Join us to learn how to help shift your instruction, your school, and your district into one that has turned vision into reality.


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What You’ll Learn

The Designing Literacy Focused Schools Institute is a rigorous one-day professional development that explores every aspect and outcome of the federal Comprehensive School Reform (CSR) program.

Recommended Participants:
Superintendents, Principals, Instructional Supervisors/Directors, Educational Support Personnel, School Board Members, Teacher Leaders

Session’s Essential Questions:

  1. What are the common exemplary curriculum and instructional strategies and practices used by schools that made significant improvements in student achievement?
  2. What is the singular significance of literacy in these schools’ improvement?
  3. What are those exemplary literacy strategies and practices common to all these schools and to all levels of schools?
  4. What is the importance of planning multi-day lessons when using a curriculum based on high standards?

What You Receive

In addition to learning which literacy practices were a driving force for school improvement, participants will also receive a book and other resources and materials.

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When and Where

Additional information will be provided once registration is complete.

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Limited space!


Registration Details for the Designing Literacy Focused Schools Institute

Registration for the one-day institute is free.

Participants are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis only.


call 866-955-3276

Note: Do not make travel arrangements until you have received registration confirmation from Learning-Focused. We recommend against booking non-refundable flights due to the fact circumstances can change for Learning-Focused or you between now and the institute.