Context matters. International schools are diverse and dynamic. At Erin Kent Consulting, we tailor literacy professional development to your unique educational values and learner needs. We believe that the teaching of Readers and Writers Workshop is best when it amplifies a school’s unique mission and vision for education, and we know country context colors these lofty goals for our students. Great professional development, just like great teaching, isn’t one size fits all; we start with your strengths as an international institution and customize an approach forward that fits.

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On-Site

We work with Preschool-10th grade teachers and administrators in international schools around the world .

Our on site work with teachers and administrators is usually centered around growing Readers Workshop, Writers Workshop, and Word Study across a school and across languages. Our training delivery is a strategic mix of in-classroom teaching demonstrations, grade level team workshops, all-school trainings, parent education sessions, and administrative consults.

Host a conference and open it up to the region or bring in a trainer for your staff only. Each training is unique, tailored for your specific literacy needs and your specific population of learners. Trainings are goal-driven, practical, interactive, and inspiring; the kind of professional development that brings a diverse community of educators together around a shared vision and lifts literacy learning schoolwide.

 
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Online

We offer a variety of online options for staff development: administrative consults on K-10 literacy reform or refinement, coach or lead teacher mentorship programs, live or recorded workshops on literacy topics, live Q&A sessions with grade level teams or an entire faculty, action research mentorship around a unique topic of interest for your school/country context, etc.

Digital learning shrinks our already small world of international education. Reach out when you need us; you’ve got literacy experts ready to answer your questions on K-10 Readers Workshop, Writers Workshop and Word Study in international schools.