Center’s Services
Full Day Series

There will be four full day meetings in our professional development series. National literacy experts will address current issues of practice based on theory and research. Each full day includes breakfast, lunch, materials, and access to our online tools to communicate and collaborate between meetings. Register at:


After School Series

There will be four professional development after school meetings. The speakers will address current issues that include theory, research, and practice. Light refreshments will be served.   Register at:


Rutgers 47th Annual Conference on Reading & Writing

The 47th Annual Conference offers national literacy experts and authors in a one day conference. Participants select three workshops from over twenty that are offered.  There are two keynote speakers: Author Mary Pope Osborne and Literacy Authors, Kylene Beers and Bob Probst. There will be breakfast, High Tea, lunch, vendors, book signing, and networking throughout the day.Register at:

Current Issues in Education

When important issues in education on any topic arise, we will offer additional meetings.

Onsite Professional Development

The center provides experienced consultants to do workshops, coaching, and modeling strategies to enhance teacher performance and student achievement. Professional development is tailored to your school’s needs. We can also offer on site Rutgers courses for credit (additional fees apply).

Programs customized for schools by request

●Reading workshop    ●Guided Reading

●Writing Workshop    ●Common Core

●Use of Informational Text  ●Assessment

●Project Based Learning   ●Close Reading

●Differentiated Instruction  ●Dyslexia

●Mentoring New Teachers  ●Literacy and technology

●Struggling Readers  ●Parent Involvement Programs

●Organization of an Exemplary Literacy Day  ●National Writing Project Strategies


Hybrid and Online Courses

Those attending meetings can receive course credit that can lead towards a Reading Specialist Certification. For course credit, there are assignments, online meetings, and additional fees.


After School Tutoring Program

The After-School Reading Program, designed by the Literacy Center, provides an on-site intervention model for struggling readers performing below grade level, but not classified. Tutoring is done twice a week for 12 weeks; students can graduate or continue at the end of the program. Tutors are district teachers who can be compensated with designated after-school funds or grant money. A three-hour professional development session will be provided for participating tutors.



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