Need support for the Michigan's 35j Grant

Wondering how you will meet your grant requirements?


We've got you covered!

Need support for the Michigan 35j Grant?

Wondering how you will meet your grant requirements?

We've got you covered.

Do you have a plan for meeting your Michigan 35j grant requirements?

Do you have a plan for meeting your Michigan 35j grant requirements?

Support for administrators, coaches, and teachers.

Support for administrators, coaches, and teachers.​

Support for administrators, coaches, and teachers.

HOW OUR TEAM CAN ASSIST YOU

Our team provides science-aligned literacy support for administrators, teachers, and literacy coaches. 

Our team provides science-aligned literacy support for administrators, teachers, and literacy coaches. 

Guidance for Administrators:
We work with administrators and literacy leadership teams to set goals, create a vision & roadmap, and get results! 

Support for Literacy Coaches: Who is coaching your coaches? They need coaches, too! Our wrap-around support multiplies their effectiveness.

Professional Development for Teachers:  We offer synchronous and asynchronous PD options. We believe professional learning is most successful when it is focused, ongoing, embedded, and supported.

Implementation of the Michigan Literacy Essential Practices: We assist you in identifying entry-points and bringing research-based literacy practices into your district in a simplified and successful way.

Guidance for Administrators:
We work with administrators and literacy leadership teams to set goals, create a vision & roadmap, and get results! 

Support for Literacy Coaches: Who is coaching your coaches? They need coaches, too! Our wrap-around support multiplies their effectiveness.

Professional Development for Teachers:  We offer synchronous and asynchronous PD options. We believe professional learning is most successful when it is focused, ongoing, embedded, and supported.

 

Implementation of the Michigan Literacy Essential Practices: We assist you in identifying entry-points and bringing research-based literacy practices into your district in a simplified and successful way. 

 

WHAT OUR PARTNERSHIP SCHOOLS HAVE TO SAY...

"Annemarie, Jenna, and Christy have truly made a difference in the Western School District. Their expertise in science-aligned literacy best practices has been invaluable to our teachers and administrators, especially as we prepare to consolidate three elementary schools into one. The partnership with the Teacher2Teacher Help Team has provided us with a roadmap for bringing cohesion to the district, which has already yielded positive results. We are grateful for their hard work and dedication to helping all kids learn in our community."


Ryan Tripp, Director of Programs, Western School District

“Our district partnered with Annemarie Johnson and her team this year, and we could not be more pleased with the outcomes of the Teacher2Teacher Help support. The totality of the plan they have created gives us extensive support that has morphed from conversation to intensive action to weekly support for our literacy coaches and monthly planning for our literacy leadership team. Every action they have taken to support our teacher teams, coaches, and administrators has been purposeful, professional, directed, and impactful. We are excited to see the results of the work we have done with the Teacher2Teacher Help Team and to strengthen and expand our relationship with them. This is a premier training group in our state, as well as in the midwest.

Scott Ely, former Curriculum Director, Spring Lake Public Schools; Director of Client Services, Communications by Design

INTERESTED IN ACHIEVING THE SAME RESULTS?

Transformation is not automatic. It must be learned; it must be led.

–W. Edwards Deming

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes. We offer various professional development options that are eligible for the Michigan 35j grant. Let us customize a solution that meets your district’s specific needs.

We design literacy-focused professional development pathways aligned to the latest research, including the Michigan Literacy Essential Practices and your district’s specific goals. For schools interested in professional learning eligible for the Michigan 35j grant, we suggest our Science-Aligned Pathway:

  • Introduction to the latest science and brain research of reading instruction.

  • Language Comprehension: Background knowledge; explicit vocabulary instruction; language structures; verbal reasoning; literacy knowledge

  • Word Recognition Phonological awareness; decoding; sight recognition of familiar words; encoding

  • Abundant reading materials: Diverse classroom libraries; relevant text; high-interest topics; aligned texts

  • Transfer/Application: Support educators in understanding how literacy best practices should be represented and organized in class-wide reading curriculum resources to provide daily instruction to students in all the skills and processes needed for reading at or above grade level expectations

  • High-Leverage Instructional Routines: Recipes for transferable science-aligned instructional routines and resources for enhancing literacy curriculum resources to strengthen instruction in literacy best practices

  • Science-Aligned Assessment: Support educators in understanding the types of assessment practices needed to identify students with reading difficulties and for monitoring their progress in reading intervention instruction

Yes. We ground all literacy professional learning in current theoretical models including the Simple View of Reading, Scarborough’s Reading Rope, the 4-Part Processing System, and the Active View of Reading. We stay abreast of ongoing research in the field to bring the most up-to-date information to educators.

Yes. We use the Michigan Literacy Essential Practices as foundational and guiding documents with all of our Michigan school partnerships.

Yes! Our team prioritizes designing customized pathways of professional learning that best match your school/district’s literacy-related goals.  Our customized support includes: targeted and differentiated professional development roadmaps; implementation of a literacy vision process; learning labs; and onsite, virtual, and hybrid professional development options. Professional learning is most successful when it is focused, ongoing, embedded, and supported.

Yes, we have several options. 

  1. We partner with school administrators as thought partners to help them prioritize and tackle their literacy-related goals, making them manageable step-by-step.
  2. We provide literacy professional development for administrative teams to: build a foundation for literacy best practices, reflect on current classroom practices, and create best practice instructional look-fors to expand the administrator’s reach as an instructional leader.

  3. We offer a Literacy Leadership Symposium for school administrators. In this one-day onsite workshop administrators and literacy leaders are guided through a design problem-solving process using our Literacy Leadership Blueprint.

Yes, we provide extensive, customized support for literacy coaches through the LitFORCE Coaching Huddle, a private coaching group. Members of this collaborative community meet regularly to tackle coaching hurdles, dig into staff development design, dive into science-aligned, research-based think tanks, learn from guest speakers, etc. We tackle various aspects of instructional coaching. We support literacy leaders in refining their coaching craft, growing their bank of professional learning tools and strategies, organized in our ever-growing Coaching Toolkit. Our LitFORCE Coaching Huddle provides the support literacy coaches need to bridge research into practice in your school.

Our organization is “curriculum-agnostic”. We do not endorse one program over another. However, we do guide schools through a detailed process of selecting science-aligned curricular resources. Using our Curricular Filter and other science-aligned rubrics and checklists, we support you in decision-making to give you confidence in your selection.

Yes. Our team has extensive experience with both teaching and coaching within workshop classrooms. We believe that, with intentionality, reading science can thrive within many instructional frameworks, including the workshop model.

Our team of literacy specialists has extensive experience as teachers, coaches, staff developers, and consultants. We have trained with IDA, AIM Institute, LETRS, and Michigan Literacy Essential Practices. We have led post-graduate literacy courses at Cleveland State University, Kent State University, Ashland University, Institute for Educational Development, and the Bureau of Education and Research. We have facilitated professional learning for thousands of educators across the U.S. and Canada. References are available upon request.

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