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Happenings at the HILL – March 2014

Happenings at the HILL – March 2014

The HILL is gearing up for the summer with two new professional development opportunities! We are partnering with AdLit PD & Consulting to bring Summer Institutes to meet your professional development needs. AdLit brings literacy and...

Happenings at The HILL – December 2013

Happenings at The HILL – December 2013

The latest HILL Newsletter is out! If you're not yet subscribed to our email list, you can do so here! The HILL has been busy this fall! Not only have we collected some wonderful success stories to share with you, but we also launched a new,...

What Works in Writing Instruction

What Works in Writing Instruction

HILL Facilitator Leslie Laud has a wonderful post on Education Week today about Self-Regulated Strategy Development (SRSD) and the positive impact it has on instruction. "Students don't line up at my desk to ask me what I think of their...

When Do Teachers Get to Practice?

As developing a teacher evaluation system becomes a mandate at the state level, administrators who are also conscientious educators strive to comply. It is, however, proving to be quite a challenge for them. I’m a literacy consultant and, for the past three years, I have been working in a district that just became a recipient of its state’s Race to the Top funds. District administrators are getting ready for the next school year by reviewing the teacher evaluation system designed by their state, which provides both formative and summative information on teacher performance.

Read by Third Grade!

Thanks to years of research, advocacy and all of your hard work, it seems that everyone is getting the message that our children need to be reading by the end of third grade.

How Can I Help My Community?

We don’t take the challenge of teaching kids to read lightly: according the 2013 NAEP results, 66% of 4th graders fail to read at grade level each year and we know that we can help them. How? Working with leadership-oriented principals and superintendents, and supported by the highest-quality literacy professionals in the nation, HILL for Literacy helps schools transform into efficient, systemic platforms for literacy excellence. Contact us to find out how we can help your school or district today, or click below to learn more about how you can support our programs in your community!

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