Institutes

2022-2023 Offerings

Communities for learning, growth, and impact

Lavinia Group closes the opportunity gap by helping our partner schools and networks achieve world-class literacy, math, and social studies instruction, through exemplary leader and teacher training.

Our institutes, all held virtually, give teachers and leaders an opportunity to be part of a professional learning community where they can share ideas and collaborate with one another to deepen their learning. Not only do our institutes support teachers and leaders in their development, but they also inspire change in classrooms that lead to positive student outcomes.

Literacy Institutes

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Close Reading for Meaning™

Our Close Reading for Meaning™ approach focuses on using genre as an inroad to support students in making meaning from texts, all with an emphasis on joy and precision.

The Close Reading for Meaning™ approach empowers teachers and leaders to give students the tools they need to distill both the literal and deeper meaning of any text and to use this initial understanding as the anchor for further analysis.

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Guided Reading for Meaning™ (*Incorporating the latest Science of Reading research!)

Now, more than ever, it’s critical that students have the tools they need to read, understand, and develop ideas from texts. Lavinia Group’s Guided Reading method incorporates practices backed by current research on the Science of Reading to teach students to both decode the words on the page and then to make meaning based on what they have read. When paired with systematic phonics instruction, high-quality Guided Reading is a powerful tool for addressing student learning loss and supporting students in reading on grade level.

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Science of Reading Institutes

Teaching children how to read is some of the most important work we do as educators. Lavinia Group is excited to share our latest thinking and best practices to ensure every child is confidently reading by January of second grade.

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Achievement 101: ELA

Our Achievement Institutes focus on key strategies to support students in meeting grade-level benchmarks on end of year exams. Our approach focuses on student thinking, discussion, and making meaning from texts and math problems—not on procedures. Through our approach, students will become confident and precise readers, writers, and mathematicians.

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MATH INSTITUTES

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Math for Meaning™

The Lavinia Group’s approach to teaching mathematics puts meaning front and center by using rigorous daily problem solving and rich discourse to prepare students to independently solve math problems with joy, confidence, and precision.

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Targeted Small Group Instruction in Mathematics

Lavinia Group’s Targeted Small Group Instruction in Mathematics Institute will teach participants how to plan for and teach powerful, small group math lessons, within the framework of any curriculum.

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Achievement 101: Mathematics

Now more than ever, it’s essential that we monitor student progress to have a precise understanding of where all students are relative to end-of-year standards.

Our Achievement 101 Institute: Mathematics will support teachers and leaders in implementing Lavinia Group’s proven methods for rapidly increasing student achievement in math while keeping meaning front and center.

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Insight Curriculum aND Writing INSTITUTES

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Insight Humanities™

Lavinia Group’s Insight Humanities™ curriculum is our solution for closing the knowledge gap and dramatically improving literacy achievement in your school.

Grounded in the latest research, our culturally-relevant, multicultural curriculum teaches reading, writing, and history through highly engaging content in grades K-5.

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Insight Middle Courses™

Lavinia Group’s Middle Courses™ curriculum is our solution for closing the knowledge gap and dramatically improving literacy achievement in your school.

Grounded in the latest research, our culturally-relevant, multicultural curriculum teaches literacy through highly-engaging content in grades 6-8. During this institute, participants will be introduced to the signature elements of Lavinia Group’s Middle Courses™ program and leave ready to implement the curriculum in their classrooms.

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