Professional Learning Support Evaluation

Successful literacy initiatives in middle and high schools require exceptional expertise that supports the learning needs and strengths of faculty and builds leadership capacity.

Courses, webinars, one-on-one mentorship, and more


Building instructional leadership capacity can be challenging and takes time. Reading Ways offers resources for supporting instructional leadership across all aspects of our work with partner schools.

Our 15-hour online literacy leadership course introduces staff members to our framework for adult professional development and provides an overview of our perspective on disciplinary literacy.

Reading Ways hosts webinars with leading authors, researchers, and school leaders on themes related to school leadership. Each webinar includes open discussions about what their ideas mean for your school community. ​


Building value through operational support and Analytical Insights

Whether you are just starting your project or need feedback on your final draft, our team can help you clearly present your vision and submit a viable grant application.

When teams of schools adopt this work simultaneously, it allows participants to extend their learning across sites in ways that are both efficient and cost-effective.​

Courses, webinars, resources, and more

Professional Learning for teachers

Students need robust reading comprehension skills to tackle rigorous content in high school and beyond. Superficial attempts to import basic reading strategies from English classes into math, history, and science settings have largely failed. Although teachers have access to countless strategies, locating high-quality resources and knowing how to apply them purposefully in the classroom can be challenging.

Reading Ways also offers keynote events, as well as single-day or multi-day workshops (e.g., summer institutes) for groups of middle and high school teachers.

Reading Ways hosts webinars with authors, researchers, and teachers who are leading the way in adolescent literacy. Every webinar provides specific resources to use at your school.

We have selected research-based instructional strategies, sample text sets, discussion protocols, and word lists for teachers in each subject area. These resources are available in MS Word and PDF.

Our hybrid courses bring together videos, research, and instructional resources in an exceptional learning management system. Our online learning supports teams of teachers examining research, testing new practices and reflecting on what worked (and what did not).



Our model for professional learning is designed to improve your school’s in-house capabilities in a sustainable and lasting way. Reading Ways has developed this model based on years of professional experience and research into adult learning.

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School leaders: Learn how to implement Reading Ways

implementation guide

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Our program-implementation guide provides a detailed description of our courses, the implementation cycle, all of our programs and products, and a budget worksheet — everything a school leader needs to start building a multi-year literacy plan. Request yours now.

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Events and webinars

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Public schools will not serve as the great equalizer of opportunity until they provide all students with the chance to acquire the critical listening, reasoning, argumentation, and communication skills developed through classroom discourse and required for future success in any discipline.


This presentation will provide an overview of the Hochman Method, an evidence-based method of expository writing instruction that can be used in every grade and in all subjects.


While the term, ‘academic language’, is frequently used in educational settings, it still remains unclear which skills and practices educators should teach to support learners’ literacy attainment and, in turn, academic success.

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