Do you want to cultivate writers
through the power of reading?
We do too!

What is the Literacy ePLC?

lead4ward is passionate about empowering educators to cultivate strong writers through the power of reading. That’s why our Literacy ePLC puts a spotlight on the critical connection between reading and writing skills. With a year-long blended learning support system, educators can take a focused and purposeful approach to literacy instruction that yields real results. But it’s not just about illuminating the writing process – we’re all about equipping educators with practical strategies to help students develop their skills as readers and writers. After all, literacy is the cornerstone of success in all areas of life.

Through our Literacy ePLC, we help educators navigate the complexities of literacy instruction with confidence. By deepening students’ understanding of texts, developing their writing skills, and honing their unique voices and craft, we empower them to reach their full potential. So, let’s work together to unlock the power of literacy and help students succeed in every aspect of their lives. With the right tools and strategies, anything is possible!

The support will include, but is not limited to, the following:

  • self-paced learning videos (beginning August 2023)
  • live discussion boards
  • monthly Fireside Chats via Zoom
  • instruction and assessment resources
  • telephone and email support
Learning video topics and posting dates:
  • jun 1: overview video
  • aug 1: spotlight on the literacy framework
  • aug 1: shedding light on writing fundamentals
  • sept 1: lighting the pathway through the writing process (part 1)
  • sept 1: lighting the pathway through the writing process (part 2)
  • sept 15: when the light bulb goes off: motivating writers
  • sept 15: let’s get LITerary: writing style and voice
  • oct 1: the write stuff for constructed response
    (part 1)
  • oct 1: the write stuff for constructed response
    (part 2)
  • oct 15: bright spots: critical feedback for growth
3-EOC reading language arts teachers and leaders

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The Literacy ePLC service year is June 1, 2023 - May 31, 2024.