Why Work with Us?
We translate Research Into meaningful Practice
We Know What Works
In order to bring our clients the best and latest in evidence-based literacy practices, we partner with some of the premier education research centers in the country such as the University of Connecticut’s Center for Behavioral Education & Research (CBER) and the University of Oregon’s Center on Teaching and Learning (CTL). Decades of education research shows that almost every child can learn to read by the beginning of fourth grade, if their teachers receive both skills training and consistent district policies of support. Our methods, informed by evidence-based reading research and our work in schools, are designed to help schools improve literacy outcomes for all students and sustain those improvements over time.
Training & Facilitation
We partner with districts and schools to identify their unique strengths and needs, and develop strategic action plans for literacy or special embedded training. Our team of literacy experts is ready to guide your school through the process of literacy improvement.
The HILL offers a variety of professional development workshops that we can bring directly to your school or district to train your teachers in the best evidence-based practices.
We know many teachers prefer online courses to fit their busy schedules and we offer online training in what we know are timely topics in many schools. Our Close Reading for the Common Core (Grades K-5) and Self-Regulated Strategy Development (SRSD) for Writing (Grades K-5 and 6-12) trainings are now available as stand-alone online courses.
What Our Clients Are Saying
I feel since we’ve started with this project, the teachers have embraced it, these new leaders have surfaced in the building, and that’s what’s propelling us forward…As a result of the work that we’ve done, this collaboration is happening. They’re talking about kids, they’re talking about common assessments, they’re talking about student progress, things I haven’t seen them do in the past.