Professional Learning for Educators

Professional learning should be practical, informative, applicable, and immediately implementable.  Each of these training modules covers grade-band specifics regarding stacking, text sets, and planning for implementation.

Ongoing Coaching for Implementation

Take your professional learning to the next level through a series of tailored coaching visits to support implementation.

Florida's B.E.S.T. ELA Standards K-12 Overview

The Science of Reading:
What exactly is this?

Florida's B.E.S.T. ELA Standards by
Grade-band:
K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12 

Implementation:
The Science, The Team, The Process

The Four Horsemen:
Foundations,
Reading, Communications, Vocabulary

Assessments:
Writing and Evaluating

Florida's B.E.S.T. Standards 

Implementation Guide

Instructional and Supplemental Materials Selection

Secondary Foundational Skills Toolkit

Parent Literacy Workshop

CERP K-12 Reading Plan Support

Scaffolding for Differentiated Instruction

 

Support
Educators

We take students into our classroom, create safe, sharing environments, and build communities, families. We show our students how to convert marks, pictures, and sound to meaning. We go a step further and help them to glean meaning from the marks, pictures, and sounds of others. We then connect them to the thoughts of people writing halfway around the world, of people writing millennia ago. We share the discourse between poets, novelists, and philosophers separated by centuries and then invite our charges to join the conversation. And then we do it again.

Implement Standards

In the Unites States, 21 states still use the adopted version of the Common Core State Standards(CCSS). Many other states are currently writing and implementing their own standards or a revised version of the CCSS. Any new adoption of standards relies on a successful implementation.
 
Successful implementation will require training, consistent ongoing support, and an integrated approach framed by deep content knowledge. As coauthors of Florida's BEST standards and an integral part of the development, design, and adoption process, Equitable Literacy Consultants are uniquely qualified to support your implementation. 

 

Accelerate Student
Learning

We take students into our classroom, create safe, sharing environments, and build communities, families. We show our students how to convert marks, pictures, and sound to meaning. We go a step further and help them to glean meaning from the marks, pictures, and sounds of others. We then connect them to the thoughts of people writing halfway around the world, of people writing millennia ago. We share the discourse between poets, novelists, and philosophers separated by centuries and then invite our charges to join the conversation. And then we do it again.
 

B.E.S.T. Standards Implementation Package

   Features                                                                                                 

  • Collaborative development of customized implementation plan

    • Priority Matrix

    • Inventory

    • Action Plan

 

  • Initial 2 Day Training

    • On-site or Virtual

    • Up to 100 Attendees

  • District Coaching Visit Bimonthly (every other month)

    • Full Day of On-site Coaching

  • Monthly Trouble-shooting Conference Call

    • 90 Minute Monthly Call

    • Unlimited Attendees

  • Targeted Training for Year 2 and 3

    • 2  Day Training

    • On-site or Virtual

    • Up to 100 Attendees

Please note that a limited number of comprehensive implementation packages are available in order to ensure our capacity to meet the need for ongoing support.

Stand-Alone Professional Learning Sessions 

Florida's B.E.S.T. Standards Overview: The methodology behind integrated instruction

  • Ideal for a webinar of half-day session

Florida's B.E.S.T. Standards by Grade-band (k-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12)

  • These are full-day workshops with include hands-on instructional strategies and planning tools.

Secondary Foundational Skills Toolkit: Understanding foundational skills and how to teach them explicitly and systematically

  • Ideal for a webinar or half-day session

The Science of Reading: Break down the basics behind the newest buzzword in education.  How to employ science and strategy to design an explicit, systematic instructional model

  • Ideal for a webinar or half-day session

Assessments: How to evaluate, develop, and get the most out of your measures

  • Ideal as a webinar or half-day session

Resources: All tasks require tools; learn the tricks of the trade to make instruction more impactful

  • Ideal for a webinar or half-day session

BEST ELA Standards Implementation Guide

  • Ideal for a multi-session webinar or half-day session

Scaffolding for Differentiated Instruction

  • Ideal for webinar or half-day session

CERP K-12 Reading Plan Support

  • Ideal as a series of conference calls with key leadership

  • Follow-up district wide training is recommended

The Four Horsemen: Reading, Foundations, Vocabulary, and Communications

  • Ideal as a half-day overview or full-day workshop

Implementation: The Science, The Team, The Process

  • Ideal as a webinar or conference call with key leadership

Instructional Materials Selection

  • Ideal as a series of conference calls with key leadership

 

Note:: Sessions can be combined to meet specific needs.  Parent Literacy Workshop can be added to any onsite visit.

District/School/Teacher Coaching

Due to the customizable nature of coaching, packages will be created and tailored on a case-by-case basis.  For more information, please submit a quote request or contact us below.

What We Offer

 

Digital Copy of Implementation Guide Plus Planning Tools

  • ADA Compliant

  • Digital copy for district-wide distribution

  • A Not-A-Crosswalk Comparative Map with current standards

  • Editable Vertical and Horizontal Planning Tools

  • Editable Stacking Template

  • Benchmarks At-A-Glance

  • Sample Text Sets

  • Breakdown of each strand (Reading, Foundations, Vocabulary, and Communications)

  • Breakdown of ELA Expectations

  • Implementation Structures including Teaming Structures, Content Considerations, and Creating a Culture of Literacy.

 

And so much more!​

Pricing is based on district size. 

BEST Implementation Guide

Walkthrough of
Implementation Guide Contents

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What Educators Around Florida Are Saying About The Collection

It’s so standards-driven. I think it would be really successful in helping students master the standards. There’s nothing extraneous. It’s very purposeful throughout; helping students advance through the goals.

Educational Leader

This makes it easy because we see all the different reading standards, communication, vocabulary standards - all there together. So that kind of creates the ‘stack’ for you.

Classroom Teacher

NAME / JOB / TITLE

One of the big plusses is how closely it ties to the social studies. And in the middle school, they very often are trying to find ways to collaborate with social studies or science. I think that's, that's a big draw.

District Leader

 

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT US

Open Books

All topics were very informative. Excited about Implementation guide and talking through how we can support vertical planning especially with our population of students and the numbers off grade level

Open Books

The support Shannon and Rebecca have given to our school has been phenomenal and increased our ability to implement the new standards with success.

Open Books

 Shannon and Rebecca, you are both so knowledgeable about the BEST standards and how to implement them. You have managed to make data and research feel warm and fuzzy, which is no small feat! :)

Open Books

So much to process now, but it is all good.

Highly informative and useful info shared.  Turn-key information. We look forward to continuing our partnership!

Open Books

Excellent information and will definitely use this in the classroom. Please come again!!!

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