Literacy Leadership Services
We provide literacy consulting services for all key stake holders in the school community (principals, teachers, students, parents). Consulting services include:
Literacy Policy Development
In many school districts the absence of strong policies concerning Literacy instruction has resulted in many Literacy materials and purchased programs remaining unorganized and/or underutilized in classrooms.
Additionally, previously provided training in Literacy best practices are not consistently or systemically implemented with high levels of fidelity, and literacy materials and practices have not been consistently monitored by instructional leaders.
Providing consistency, placing an emphasis on instructional best practices the district has introduced over the last several years, combined with proper follow-up and monitoring of high quality programs and materials will be necessary to increase student learning.
At Connection Consultants we believe that strong district instructional policies can inform and direct the actions of the school board, staff, students and parents. Additionally, instructional policies that are properly developed and monitored assist all key stakeholders when responding to issues pertaining to teaching and learning, clarifying roles and responsibilities, and participating in evaluation of instructional personnel, programs and activities. Our consultant services include:
L. Andrews,Retired Assistant Superintendent
for Curriculum and Instruction
"It is with great respect that I offer my recommendation of Connection Consultants and the work of Dr. Karen Walker."
L. Novak,Director of Curriculum
"Connection Consultants offer
long term, reliable, research based
information that benefits teachers,
students and administrators."
V. M. Watkins,Director of Literacy
"It gives me great pleasure to share
how truly satisfied we have been with Connection Consultants. This company
has provided outstanding and extensive research-based literacy opportunities
for our intermediate classroom teachers."
C. Willis,4th Grade Classroom Teacher
"I benefited greatly from the help
that I received in my classroom
from Connection Consultants."
- Maywood, Illinois District 89
- Mount Prospect, Illinois District 57
- South Holland, Illinois District 151
- Westchester, Illinois District 92 ½
- Riverdale, Illinois District 59
- Chicago Public Schools
- KIPP Foundation and Charter Schools
- Matteson, Illinois District 159
- Youth Connection Charter Schools
- Bellwood, Illinois District 88
Resources & PublicationsLiteracy Resources for Administrators, Teachers and Parents
- IRC Article about Dr. Karen Walker
- JAAL Article by Dr. Karen Walker
- International Reading Association
- International Literacy Association
- National Council of Teachers of English
- Read, Write, Think
- Adolescent Literacy
- Young Readers
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