Join teachers and leaders across the country in our virtual literacy learning institutes.
Our professional development learning institutes bring together educators from across the country who are passionate about closing the opportunity gap and improving academic performance. Attend a Lavinia Group Institute to learn student-centered, research-based approaches to literacy, math and social studies instruction.

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Close Reading
for Meaning™

Our Close Reading for Meaning™ Institutes are for teachers and leaders who work with students in Grades 2-8. These Institutes will strengthen participants’ ability to guide students in understanding the deeper meaning of texts. To teach Close Reading for Meaning™ in their classrooms, teachers can use Lavinia Group’s Close Reading for Meaning™ curriculum or short texts of their choice.

Science of

Our Science of Reading Institute series is designed for teachers and leaders in Grades K-3 who are eager to learn proven instructional methods that ensure every child is confidently reading by January of second grade. These Institutes teach proven methods for systematic phonics routines, phonics small groups, and targeted student coaching.

Guided Reading
for Meaning™

Our Guided Reading for Meaning™ Institutes, grounded in the latest science of reading research, are designed for teachers and leaders in Grades K-8. Learn how to plan guided reading lessons that teach transferable phonics and comprehension skills that support students to read increasingly challenging books independently while instilling a love for reading.

Achievement 101: ELA

Designed for leaders and teachers in Grades 3-8, our Achievement Institutes focus on key strategies that support students in meeting grade-level benchmarks on end of year exams. Learn concrete methods for teaching students to become confident and precise readers, writers and mathematicians.


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