Reading Acceleration Professionally Integrated Development (RAPID)

Developing Foundational Literacy Skills

Administrator Webinar

Important Reminder:

This opportunity is open to New Jersey K-3 educators in Cape May, Cumberland and Salem counties.


Are you a K-3 administrator passionate about fostering a love for reading and learning among young students? If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you!

The New Jersey Department of Education is proud to present a groundbreaking Foundational Literacy Instruction Professional Development, organized in collaboration with Children's Literacy Initiative. This comprehensive series is designed to equip administrators with the latest tools and strategies for advancing foundational literacy instruction.

Why This Webinar Series?

The ability to read and comprehend is a cornerstone of a child’s educational journey, and it’s crucial for their overall success. This live webinar is dedicated to informing leaders of the knowledge, skills, and resources necessary to foster literacy proficiency in K-3 students.

During our session, we plan to engage in reflection and analysis around literacy data. To support you in this process, please have easy access to a recent set of K-3 literacy data. This could include a local curriculum-based assessment, progress monitoring data for a grade level, or a state data report.
What You Can Expect:
πŸ“š Expert-Led Sessions: Engage with leading experts in the field of literacy education who will share their insights and best practices.
πŸ’‘ Cutting-Edge Strategies: Learn the latest evidence-based instructional strategies to boost student achievement.
πŸ”„ Interactive Learning: Participate in dynamic discussions and activities to apply what you've learned in real-world settings.

🌟 Resource Sharing: Gain access to valuable resources and materials to build your capacity and knowledge.

🀝 Professional Network: Connect with like-minded educators, share experiences, and build a strong support network.
Who Should Attend?
  • Elementary School Principals
  • Literacy Coaches
  • Curriculum Specialists

By participating in this Foundational Literacy Instruction Professional Development, you'll play a pivotal role in shaping the future of literacy education in your school and community. Together, we can empower young minds and inspire a lifelong love for reading and learning. Secure your spot today. 

Mark Your Calendars & Reserve Your Spot

District and School Leader Webinar


Start: 10:30 AM - 1:45 PM

Duration: 180 minutes

Impactful leaders recognize that teaching and learning are complex and nuanced endeavors. To support your charge as the lead teacher and learner in your school, we will review foundational literacy skills and identify guiding principles to establish a culture supportive of high-quality, sustained professional learning. Further, we will share guidance on how to review instructional materials and assessments to ensure that they are high-quality and aligned to standards.

Session Goals

Contextualize and connect the NJDoE RAPID Initiative to your school community

Foster collective responsibilities to provide cutting-edge instruction so that all children are ensured equitable learning opportunities
Identify how school leaders can support teachers in growing early literacy content knowledge and high-leverage practices
Reflect on your school’s literacy achievement and identify scaffolds and resources that support continued growth

NJ DOE School Leader Webinar Slides

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Questions to Ask When Evaluating Instructional Materials

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Foundational Skills Video Viewing Lens

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Literacy Assessment Inventory

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Next Steps for School Leaders

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Phases of a Comprehensive Assessment Plan

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Professional Learning Reflection

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Questions Drive Answers

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Resources for Further Reading

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Don't miss out on this transformative opportunity.

Be the change-maker your teachers and students need. Register and secure your spot.
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If you have any questions or need further information about this webinar series, please feel free to contact us. We look forward to embarking on this educational journey with you!