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Developing Thoughtful Readers and Effective Writers

The Collaborative for Educational Services is dedicated to the idea that all students deserve the right to be taught how to become thoughtful readers and effective writers of authentic text. To this end, CES provides a wide array of training opportunities for teachers and administrators to develop a deep understanding of how to give the gifts of literacy to students of all ages.

CES trainers make use of best practices of literacy instruction and is up to date with the demands of the Common Core Standards.We believe that each training opportunity must meet the unique needs of each teacher, school or district that we serve.

Our work includes:

  • On-site visits to schools for customized workshop training
  • Demonstration lessons with students
  • Special emphasis on Struggling Readers
  • Coaching of teachers and administrators
  • Suggestions for appropriate materials for both reading and writing instruction and assessment

Open Enrollment Workshops

Our open enrollment workshops vary from year to year and are based on the feedback we are given by teachers and administrators related to the most pressing needs of teachers. These workshops are very practical, giving teachers the tools they need to become effective literacy practitioners.

Upcoming Workshops:

One-Site Consultation, Training, and Coaching

Teachers and administrators interested in learning more about any aspect of literacy learning training should contact us to discuss bringing our literacy consultants and programs on-site. We can design programs tailored to address your audiences, time frames, and goals. Our literacy consultants provide a variety of comprehensive literacy-centered services that help professionals to understand underlying theories of literacy growth and development; identifying and providing training on educational practices leading to enhanced student performance in reading, writing, and oral language development. CES provides schools and school districts with expertise in the evaluation and assessment of struggling learners and training in research-based, successful reading and literacy interventions.

Reading Specialist Licensure Program

The Collaborative’s Licensure Program offers preparation for the Reading Specialist Initial Teacher License.

Click here to learn more about the Reading Specialist Licensure Program

For more information, contact: 
Director of Professional Services
413.586.4900 x5926