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HILL FOR LITERACY AND MOMENTA ANNOUNCE MERGER
HILL for Literacy and Momenta, two literacy organizations with a long track record of providing support around evidence-based practices to schools and districts, are combining their resources and expertise in a merger.
How We Spent Our Summer Vacation
The Summer Institute for Literacy Leadership (SILL) is an innovative initiative that integrates coursework and practicum experiences designed to support the development of structured literacy practices that are critical for addressing weaknesses in reading.
Revolutionizing Reading in Connecticut
Our Blog The Latest News For the last four years, HILL for Literacy has been a partner in Connecticut's K-3 Literacy Initiative (CK3LI) funded through legislation developed by the General Assembly's Black and Puerto Rican Caucus. The initiative was created to address...
Narrowing the Achievement Gap in Connecticut
Our Blog The Latest News For the last three years, HILL for Literacy has been a partner in Connecticut's K-3 Literacy Initiative (CK3LI) funded through legislation developed by the General Assembly's Black and Puerto Rican Caucus. The initiative was created to train...
Season’s Greetings with a Special Offer from the HILL!
Our Blog The Latest News We Hope Your Holiday Is Delightful Thank you for your dedication to literacy all year round, and for making our schools bright! See the special offer below for a little present from us this holiday season. Wishing you joy, The HILL Team For...
Cyber Monday 2015 Specials!
Our Blog The Latest News Happy Cyber Monday! Treat yourself to a special discount for TODAY ONLY on registration for our Learning in a Digital Age Conference and our Self-Regulated Strategy Development (SRSD) for Writing Online Course. January 14, 2016 -...
Fall 2015 Workshops in Fitchburg!
We’re excited to our announce our fall workshop schedule! This year, we’re bringing our very popular Enhanced Core Reading Instruction Workshop and Close Reading & Critical Thinking for the Common Core to Fitchburg, MA.
HILL for Literacy Featured on Weymouth TV!
For the last few years, HILL for Literacy has been working with the Weymouth School District to great success. Recently one of our lead facilitators, Shira M. Cohen-Goldberg, Ed.M., was included in a local TV feature!
Don’t Miss the HILL’s Summer 2015 Workshops!
We’re excited to our announce our summer workshop schedule! We’re bringing back our very popular Enhanced Core Reading Instruction Workshop and Close Reading & Critical Thinking for the Common Core. We hope you can join us!
WORKSHOP SPOTLIGHT: Unleashing the Power of Writing Using Self-Regulated Strategy Development
Join the hundreds of HILL-trained teachers using this strategy to get immediate writing skills improvements! This 2-day course overviews the evidence-based writing model Self-Regulated Strategy Development (SRSD) developed by Dr. Karen R. Harris at Arizona...
WORKSHOP SPOTLIGHT: Close Reading & Critical Thinking for the Common Core
“These vital strategies can be used by any teacher, no matter what grade level or subject matter. Definitely two days you don’t want to miss.”
-Janice Raymond, Director of Literacy & Title 1, Malden Public Schools
WORKSHOP SPOTLIGHT: Introducing Enhanced Core Reading Instruction™
The HILL is delighted to announce an exciting new professional development opportunity this summer in our Enhanced Core Reading Instruction Workshop brought to you in partnership with the Center on Teaching and Learning at the University of Oregon.
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 writing now," Sue...
Makepeace Literacy Leadership Center Funding Reaps Great Rewards
“One of the things we were excited about is that they weren’t trying to do this on their own. They found a recognized leader in the HILL who could do this education, who had had success, was driven by data, and had done it in communities and districts that had much greater needs than the districts around here, and had been successful at it.”
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.
Lasting Literacy Learning: Lessons From a Sloth
It was on my honeymoon in Costa Rica almost two years ago that I understood how to describe the work we do at the HILL. Each of us Facilitators would describe what the HILL does a little differently, but this is what I might say: We help schools and...
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.