What is the Literacy Academy for ELAR?

Are you looking for innovative ways to provide literacy instruction? The goal of the lead4wared Literacy Academy is to provide a learning and support system for educators throughout the year for a total of 6 days. The Academy includes face to face professional development, virtual support, and optional classroom collaboration. Academy members will leave with the confidence and competence to set in motion relevant change to promote students as lifelong listeners, speakers, readers, writers, and thinkers.

Emphasis-Integrated Approach

  • Reading and writing process
  • Effective instructional practices
  • Focused routines
  • Structure for pacing and timing
  • Planning process
  • Prioritized review

Year-Long Support

  • Face-to-face/virtual sessions (depending on COVID climate)
  • Leadership updates
  • Classroom Support


  • Integrating listening, speaking, reading, writing, and thinking into daily practice
  • Understanding the reading/writing process and how they connect
  • Establishing literacy routines to support effective instruction and assessment
  • Simplifying the planning process
  • Managing time and pacing

Sign up now!

To sign up, please submit a Professional Development Request form->

Gayla Wiggins 

Gayla is an educational consultant who works with school districts and educational service centers in the areas of curriculum, instruction, and English language arts and reading. Read more–>


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