College of Education and Human Development

Center for Applied Research and Educational Improvement

Literacy Customized Consulting

We tailor professional learning opportunities to the needs of individual schools, leadership teams, districts, or consortia of schools. We can provide the following customized consulting and professional development services:

  • Strategic planning or curriculum review with school or district leadership teams
  • Formal and informal observations of classroom reading instruction followed by coaching conversations
  • Professional learning designed to support instructional coaches and literacy leaders

We also provide on-site training sessions on effective literacy instruction on topics including:

  • Refining core instruction to meet the needs of diverse learners
  • Developing differentiated and challenging independent activities
  • Higher order talk and writing about text
  • Instruction that maximizes students’ cognitive engagement
  • Use of formative assessment data to guide daily instruction
  • Developing school-wide systems of support for effective literacy instruction
  • Aligning core instruction with standards, assessments, and interventions

If you are interested in customized professional learning opportunities or if you have further questions, please contact our Associate Director of Literacy.

Wendy Stuttgen Wendy Stuttgen

Wendy Stuttgen, EdS., NCSP is Associate Director of Literacy for CAREI. She is also a certified Minnesota Department of Edcuation sponsored facilitatorr for Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS) and serves on the state and…

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