A video series accompanied by professional development modules meant to provide support for leaders in understanding effective reading instruction and the systems needed to support it. It has been prepared for principals and other school leaders by the Minnesota Principals Academy at the University of Minnesota and HELP, the Higher Education Literacy Partnership of Minnesota.

Facilitator Training Available!

While you can easily access the full content of all of the videos on this site, we have also worked to create free accompanying professional development resources, including video guides, templates for communications with participants, facilitator guides, slide decks, reflection and discussion guides for participants, and collections of relevant links and resources! In order to access these, you will need to attend one of our “Leader of Leaders” cohorts. In you are interested in attending one of our future cohorts, or would like access to the free professional development resources to lead your own cohort, please using the form below (the “sign up here” button).

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A Conversation with Emily Hanford (Recorded 02/01/2023)

Additionally, the slides from the session are available here.

Community-Based Literacy Support

When Emily Hanford visited the University of Minnesota, she highlighted how community support needs to be part of the full solution for producing successful readers. That’s what AmeriCorps programs, like Reading Corps, do best! This evidence-based program is proven to accelerate student achievement in literacy. Explore Reading Corps as part of your school or district’s holistic approach to the Science of Reading. Here’s the link. To host Reading Corps tutors, elementary schools apply at this link.