Do your days in the classroom look like this?
Do your days in the classroom look like this?
- You're doing everything you can to keep your students engaged.
- You’re craving more connections beyond those at your school.
- You want to refine some areas of your teaching but don't have several hours to spend at workshops and doing professional reading.
- You want fresh ideas and inspiration to give you and your students some variety — doing the same old thing year after year is getting old.
As a busy teacher, you know you need PD, but you never seem to have the time.
That’s why we created the Literacy Partners Teacher Membership Community.
Our teacher membership community provides you with access to on-demand PD that energizes you because you’re constantly discovering new ways to engage your students and yourself in literacy work.
What You Can Expect From The Literacy Partners Teacher Membership Community:
You feel supported inside a helpful community with other workshop teachers.
You have a safe space to get answers to all your workshop teaching questions from a big-hearted community and experts in the field.
You know that you’re building your teaching and leadership skills with top-notch professional development
We know teachers are being pulled in one thousand directions which is why The Literacy Partners Teacher Membership gives you the PD you need so that you can learn at your own pace. Here’s just a taste of the topics you’ll learn about:
Using Guided Reading To Move Readers To New Heights
How to Set Kids Up for Partner Work and Book Clubs, and Reading and Writing Celebrations
Working Through State Testing Overwhelm
Creating Safe Spaces for Kids Through Community Building
Meet your membership hosts:
Dahlia Dallal is the founding director of Literacy Partners, a boutique educational consulting firm that uses innovative practices for professional development in literacy. She has supported leaders across the country and internationally with balanced literacy for 20+ years.
Before starting Literacy Partners in 2011, Dahlia spent 7 years working at the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project in NYC with Lucy Calkins. Dahlia was inspired to create Literacy Partners with the mission of bringing more innovative practices in literacy to educators by encouraging students to use their unique voice, become future leaders and make a difference in the world.
Melinda Warren holds an undergraduate degree in Political Communication and Education Policy from Emerson College and began her career teaching kindergarten in Dallas, TX. After moving to California, she helped to found second grade as a lead teacher at KIPP Iluminar Academy in East Los Angeles. There, she taught grades TK-2nd for five years, before becoming Dean of Students. In her role as Dean, Melinda developed and coached educators within TK to 4th grade and SpEd, as well as several instructional coaches.
Mercedes is a first-generation college graduate, receiving her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology with a minor in Chicano/a Studies from the University of Los Angeles California. She then pursued her Masters of Bilingual Elementary Education along with her teaching credential from Loyola Marymount University. Mercedes began her career as a Kindergarten Apprentice Teacher at KIPP Iluminar Academy in East Los Angeles. She continued her journey there by founding third grade Science/Social Studies and working as a third-grade Lead Teacher for three years, going on to teach Fourth grade for three years as Grade Level Lead.
Originally from Sacramento, California, Lily’s passion for reading and writing grew at a young age. After obtaining her degree in Art History from UC Berkeley in 2010, she became an educator. She went on to earn a Master of Education at Stanford University, where she was introduced to readers and writers workshop and deepened her understanding of the intersection between literacy and social justice.
Literacy instruction continued to be a bright spark and she was led to teach sixth grade in East Palo Alto. Later, she relocated to New York, where she taught elementary school, before finally heading back to the west coast and settling in Los Angeles.
Vivian Chen comes with 20+ years of teaching experience working with students in primary grades through middle school. Vivian is passionate about social justice and helping students develop independence and agency through literacy.
The LP teachers membership is available worldwide for educators, both teachers and administrators using balanced literacy, including a reading and workshop approach at your school or district.
Kickstart your classroom toward strengthened literacy with our on-demand professional development opportunities inside the Literacy Partners Teacher Membership Community.
"Learning about Writing Workshop and having to write the curriculum for my grade level this summer would have been impossible without the LP Teacher Membership.
The monthly videos are a great way to learn aspects of Reading and Writing Workshop. I often watched a video while I was writing parts of the curriculum to ensure I was including best practices and strategies for my grade level. I also learned more successful strategies for how to carry out book clubs in the classroom to continue expanding on my knowledge.
I can honestly say that it feels like I have personal mentors through my Literacy Partners Membership."
- Leana Malinowsky