Teacher Impact

Supporting Virtual Learning

After schools moved entirely to distance learning in March, CLI hosted more than 42,000 hours of virtual coaching to support educators as they adjusted to teaching literacy in online classes, provided 1,300 literacy lesson plans and created 350 read aloud and lesson videos to help students stay on track. CLI even developed Spanish and English lesson plans for a New Jersey district’s summer school. By leveraging its already robust online resource, learn.cli.org, CLI was able to provide its district partners with vital support to ensure that teachers felt as prepared as possible.
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Hours of Virtual Coaching for Teachers



Literacy Lesson Plans For Distance Learning


Read Aloud and Lesson Videos


Classrooms Built for Reading

Mrs. Rigopoulis’s Pre-K classroom is a vibrant place. Books are everywhere: stacked on bookshelves, on tables, in every corner of the reading area. As students walk across the classroom, a book is seemingly never out-of-reach. 

See how this Pre-K classroom became a blueprint for learning.

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Transformative Collaboration

Great teachers are such an essential factor in improving student outcomes. When teachers are experts in their instruction, children’s lives change. This is why CLI holds the relationship between teacher and coach sacred.

We work with educators in partnership to transform learning. Our teachers in partnering schools can see a difference in students’ learning and success. Instructor feedback from our regions highlights CLI’s impact on classroom literacy skills.

of responding teachers serving prekindergarten and children ages 0-3 agreed that CLI was instrumental in facilitating the progress that they witnessed in students’ literacy skills*
of responding Chicago teachers agreed that CLI was instrumental in facilitating the student progress teachers witness in their students’ literacy skills
of responding Northern New Jersey teachers agreed that CLI was instrumental in facilitating the student progress teachers witness in their students’ literacy skills

Great teachers, great instruction, better results...

Effect on Teachers’ Literacy Instruction & Classroom Environment

Having a literacy-focused and positive classroom
environment makes a big difference. So does having a
teacher able to implement best instructional practices. We accomplish both according to a rigorous study from American Institutes for Research.

  • Teachers who received CLI training had a significantly more positive classroom environment than teachers who did not receive CLI services.
  • Teachers who received CLI services exhibited significantly more language and literacy practices in the classroom.
The Early Language and Literacy Classroom Observation (ELLCO), is an observational measure of the presence of literacy best practices. The data shown was collected during our i3 validation grant, which spanned across four different school districts. This includes how well and how often a teacher encouraged extended classroom discussions, facilitated oral language development and whether the teacher regularly used and updated a word wall in the classroom. Each element is rated on a scale of 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent).

ELLCO - Early Language &
Literacy Classroom Observation

Spotlighting Teachers 

Teachers are often called upon to solve the most difficult challenges faced by our communities. We appreciate all educators, especially the partners we work with across our regions. Meet a few of these special educators.

Ms. Nina Negron!

Allen M. Stearne School

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Dara Messing

Locke Elementary School

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Andrea Shikitino

Laura H. Carnell Elementary

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“CLI's greatest impact for my school has been the job embedded coaching. The teachers’ instructional practices are more effective as evidenced by the students’ reading growth and joy in reading fiction and informational text.”
Principal, School District of Philadelphia