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We offer many different professional learning opportunities to help educators accelerate literacy achievement with Lexile measures. Here are details on some of our offerings.

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Informational Session: The Lexile Framework for Reading – An Introduction

Intended for: Administrators, principals, literacy coordinators and parents

Format: On-site or via live web session

Duration: 60-90 minutes

This introduction to the Lexile Framework for Reading is perfect for meetings, conferences and professional learning days. We can also customize this session for parents if needed. Topics covered include:

  • Understanding Lexile measures as indicators of text complexity and reading level.
  • How Lexile measures can be used in a school, district or home to support reading growth.
  • Using Lexile measures as a benchmark for gauging college and career readiness.
  • The importance of reading over the summer to combat summer learning loss.
  • How Lexile measures are built into specific assessments (on request).

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Half-Day Workshop: Foundations of the Lexile Framework for Reading

Intended for: Curriculum administrators, principals, testing coordinators, librarians and media specialists

Format: On-site

Duration: Three hours

This workshop explores the fundamentals of the Lexile Framework for Reading and provides an overview of how you can use Lexile measures in schools and classrooms to successfully manage your reading instructional programs and resources. Topics covered include:

  • Understanding Lexile measures as indicators of text complexity and reading level.
  • How to determine Lexile measures for classroom materials and student Lexile measures.
  • Using Lexile measures to match readers with text and forecast comprehension.
  • Using Lexile measures across the content areas.
  • Free Lexile-linked resources.
  • Understanding how Lexile measures may be used to inform instruction.
  • Understanding the relationship between Lexile measures and college and career readiness.
  • Understanding the relationship between Lexile measures and state standards.
  • The importance of reading over the summer to combat summer learning loss.
  • A brief overview of Lexile.com.

Note: Be sure to ask about CEU credits. Your district may recognize Lexile professional learning opportunities as ongoing professional development.

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Full-Day Workshop: Applying the Lexile Framework for Reading

Intended for: Teachers (all content areas), reading specialists, curriculum administrators, librarians and media specialists

Format: On-site

Duration: Six hours

Discover how to make Lexile measures actionable in the classroom. This full-day workshop provides extensive, interactive training on how to use the Lexile Framework for Reading to maximize student reading growth. Attendees will participate in group activities that provide hands-on learning experiences that will impact day-to-day decisions about reading and instruction. Information and classroom simulation activities will help participants set measurable goals for students, as well as monitor, differentiate and evaluate reading instruction. Topics covered include:

  • Understanding Lexile measures as indicators of text complexity and reading level.
  • How to determine Lexile measures for classroom materials and student Lexile measures.
  • Using Lexile measures to match readers to text and forecast comprehension.
  • Monitor student progress toward college and career readiness.
  • Accessing online tools and resources to support targeted instruction and student achievement-across all content areas and grade levels.
  • Utilizing state databases (where available) to identify Lexile-linked resources and differentiated content.
  • Classroom practices and strategies for utilizing the Lexile Framework.
  • Communicating with parents about student reading goals, progress and the importance of summer reading.
  • Informing students about how to select text.
  • Understanding the relationship between Lexile measures and college and career readiness.
  • A guided and interactive tour of Lexile.com.

Note: Be sure to ask about CEU credits. Your district may recognize Lexile professional learning opportunities as ongoing professional development.

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The Lexile Framework in the Library and Community

Intended for: Media specialists, public librarians, school librarians, parents and community leaders

Format:  On-site or via live web session

Duration: 60-90 minutes

The Lexile Framework for Reading can be utilized in both public and school libraries to facilitate text selection and reading growth. This session includes information relevant to media specialists and librarians, and also to community leaders and parents. Topics covered include:

  • Understanding Lexile measures as indicators of text complexity and reading level.
  • What Lexile measures mean.
  • Utilizing Lexile measures in the library.
  • How to use Lexile measures to support text selection and facilitate reading growth.
  • The effects of summer learning loss and the importance of summer reading programs.
  • Parental and community involvement in literacy growth.
  • How media specialists can support the curriculum.

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The Lexile Framework for Reading and Response to Intervention

Intended for: Principals, administrators, teachers (all content areas), reading specialists, curriculum administrators

Format:  On-site or via live web session

Duration: Six hours

Is your school or district in the process of building or revising your Response to Intervention (RTI) plan? We can help facilitate the process of planning, building and implementing RTI plans across schools and districts.
In these sessions we review the core principles of an effective RTI program and explore essential questions for tier 1, tier 2 and tier 3. Attendees will participate in group activities to establish the outcomes of a successful RTI plan as well as discuss the screeners and programs your site is currently using. Our facilitators will lead participants in discussing fidelity of implementation and guide the establishment of best practices. We will also lead discussion on the vital role of parental and community involvement in the success of an RTI plan.

As an additional, premium service, we will also analyze your site’s data and explore ways in which the Lexile Framework for Reading may be used to measure progress and growth.

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The Lexile Framework in Action: Making Curriculum Content Accessible to ALL Students

Intended for: Curriculum coaches, content specialists, classroom teachers, media specialists

Format:  On-site or via live web session

Duration: Six hours

Take your Lexile professional learning to the next level! This workshop goes beyond our introductory courses to allow you to make Lexile measures work hard for your school. Participants will be guided in the development of units of targeted text and resources to meet the needs of all learners. The units developed in this course will incorporate your state standards using curriculum guides already developed by your school district. Attendees will take their background knowledge, developed in the introductory session on the Lexile Framework for Reading, and apply it to create curriculum specific units.

Working in grade level and/or content area teams, our facilitator will lead the group in using resources already in place to support instruction that will help engage all learners. These units will be developed using the online databases provided by your own state or school district. And the Lexile linked resources will be targeted to the range of reading abilities within each classroom.

Please note: To get the most out of this session, districts and schools must have access to a Lexile-linked database such as EBSCO, ProQuest, etc. Additionally, districts and schools should utilize an interim benchmark assessment so that students receive Lexile measures several times/year. Participants should have taken one of our introductory Lexile professional learning workshops and be well-versed and knowledgeable in the Lexile Framework for Reading.

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Train the Trainer: The Lexile Framework for Reading

Intended for: Professional development coordinators, literacy coaches and intervention specialists

Format:  On-site

Duration: Two days

This premium two-day workshop will enable you to lead your own Lexile workshops across your own school or district. It provides thorough training not only on the Lexile Framework for Reading, but on how you can communicate this information across audiences and implement Lexile measures throughout your district. This multi-day session is limited to small groups and requires intensive participation. All participants will be provided relevant training materials, including PowerPoints and supplemental material. The Train the Trainer workshop will cover:

  • The development of the Lexile Framework for Reading.
  • What Lexile measures mean?
  • Utilizing Lexile measures in the classroom.
  • Forecasting college and career readiness.
  • The Lexile Framework and the Common Core.
  • Lexile-linked resources.
  • Lexile tools and the website.
  • Lexile FAQs.
  • Teach-back opportunities.

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Custom Options: Information on the Lexile Framework for Reading

Intended for: All educators

Format:  On-site or via live web session

Duration: Custom

We can customize workshops and information sessions to meet your unique needs. Whether you need a general overview for a particular audience or specific information tailored to your department or staff, we can tailor a session for you. Our facilitators can deliver a customized session – whether one hour or six hours – aligned to the needs of your school, district, conference or company.

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