The Literacy Cooperative offers a diverse menu of trainings for literacy practitioners, volunteer tutors, and other cross-sector professionals. The Cooperative’s three focus areas of early literacy, capacity building and career pathways are reflected in training offerings that cover best practices & relevant issues in a hands-on, participatory approach. Training sessions provide an important opportunity for dialogue, networking, and exposure to new ideas and strategies from experts in the field. The Literacy Cooperative is committed to ongoing availability of high-quality, literacy-centered professional development for literacy practitioners and administrators.
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Other professional learning programs and resources include:
Literacy Learning Network (LLN)
The LLN is a community of literacy practitioners led by a volunteer steering committee of peers. The steering committee sets the agenda for LLN forums and researches and develops content for the LLN’s online platform. LLN forums provide an avenue for peer engagement, knowledge and information sharing among practitioners.
The purpose of the Literacy Learning Network is to create a community of educators committed to exploring pathways that maximize learning for both themselves and their students, and to provide a collective voice for literacy instruction and action.
Objectives of the LLN include:
Exploration and communication of vital research that provides new thinking about teaching and learning in literacy programs
Implementation of specific projects that will provide a driving focus for Network members
Promoting opportunities for continued motivation for literacy instructors
Literacy Learning Network (LLN) Organizing Framework – Learn more.
Literacy Learning Network (LLN) Steering Committee Members – Learn more.
Using Public Transportation Lesson Plan – Download
LLN Past Presentations
Returning Citizens in the Classroom: The Legal & Literacy Barriers of Ex-Offenders – Download
Building A Skilled Workforce: Bridging Literacy & Workforce Development – By Laureen Atkins – Download
Workkeys & the Career Readiness Credential – By Maria Phillips – Download
Greater Cleveland’s Economy & A Skilled Workforce – By Ray Hart – Download
Literacy & Poverty in Greater Cleveland – By Kristen Mikelbank – Download
Teacher Academy: Showcasing Creativity & Results in Primary Education
This is a professional development program for Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grade teachers designed to feature outstanding teaching. Educators demonstrate their creative strategies to their peers across districts, inspiring educators and contributing to teacher effectiveness.