Literacy Coaches Collaborative 2021-2022

Literacy Coaches Collaborative

Making Schools Work - NE Ohio Region is inviting your district (or building) team to participate in a year-long Literacy Coaches Collaborative by registering a team of 2 or more K-12 administrators, literacy coaches, and/or teachers. Sessions will be facilitated by Olivia Weisman and Jessica Klump, Literacy Consultants, Educational Service Center of Lorain County. Amanda Kortright, MSW Interim Regional Coordinator, will provide follow up literacy coaching support to participating sites.

We will be welcoming new and returning participants.

If your district or building is interested in participating in the Literacy Coaches Collaborative, register your literacy team here.

Dates: 

Session 1: August 11, 2022

Session 2: October 12, 2022

Session 3: December 15, 2022

Session 4: February 8, 2023
*Attendance at all four sessions will be required.

Time: 

9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Where: 

The NEW Center Conference and Event Center, 4211 OH-44, Rootstown, OH 44272

Outcomes:

The district K-12 Literacy Coaches Collaborative teams will work with their assigned regional coaches to build local capacity to lead Ohio's Plan to Raise Literacy Achievement. As a result of this K-12 Literacy Coaches Collaborative, participants will be able to:

  • Lead a district or building literacy initiative

  • Learn how to provide ongoing support for teachers through professional learning design, coaching conversations, assessment/data strategies, and modeling in the classroom

  • Understand Dyslexia legislation and how to support teachers and students through Ohio's Science of Reading transition

  • Discover best practices to support your Local Literacy Plan

  • Grow your professional network of literacy administrators, coaches, and teachers

Olivia Weisman Literacy Coaches Collaborative HSTW NE Ohio Region Headshot

Olivia Weisman, M.Ed., CALT

Literacy Consultant

Education Service Center of Lorain Co.

About the Presenter: 

Olivia Weisman has over 17 years of experience in education as an intervention specialist, literacy coach, and literacy consultant.  Mrs. Weisman is a Certified Academic Language Therapist through The Academic Language Therapy Association and has extensive knowledge and experience in teaching students and adults how to read, spell, and write through multisensory strategies.  She currently serves as a literacy specialist with ESC of Lorain County, as Executive President of Westshore International Reading Association, and as a National and Certified Local Trainer for Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS). She is a proud mother of three boys that keep her on her toes.

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Jessica Klump, M. Ed

Literacy Consultant

Education Service Center of Lorain Co.

About the Presenter: 
Jessica Klump has over 13 years of experience in education as an intervention specialist, literacy coach, assistant principal, curriculum administrator and literacy specialist.  Mrs. Klump has extensive knowledge and experience in teaching students with reading difficulties and coaching literacy leaders in problem solving and decision making. She currently serves as a Literacy Specialist with the ESC of Lorain County and is in the process of becoming a Local Certified Facilitator of Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS). In addition to her passion for literacy, she is also a mother of two spirited and energetic children, and loves family time.