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2023-2024 Literacy Leadership Institute 1



GAEL Literacy Leadership Institute 1 

Core Literacy Instruction:  Unleashing Potential

In-person & Livestream

The Instructional Focus of this institute is on Core Literacy and a survey of the best practices. Participants will learn how to coach capacity with stakeholders, monitor effective literacy practices and build community partnerships focused on positive literacy outcomes. 

The $2100.00 registration fee covers all sessions, materials, and includes a complimentary 2023-2024 GAEL Membership & Affiliate Membership of your choice.

The instructional focus of this institute is on core literacy and a survey of best practices in literacy instruction.  Participants will learn how to coach and build capacity with stakeholders, monitor effective literacy practices, and build community partnerships focused on positive literacy outcomes.

Institute I - Instructional Focus on Core Literacy

  • Survey of Evidence-Based Literacy Instruction
  • Monitoring Emerging Effective Literacy Practices
  • Building Leadership Capacity with Teachers, Coaches, and Administrators
  • Addressing Student Learning Gaps in Literacy
  • How to "Coach" Capacity with Stakeholders
  • Using Data to Make Decisions for Literacy Instruction
  • Considering the Top 10 Job Skills of Tomorrow and How Students Can Better Be Prepared through Literacy Instruction
  • Engaging Students Effectively
  • Increasing Rigor in the Classroom and What to Look For
  • Connecting Literacy Instruction to the Georgia Milestones
  • Social Emotional Learning Supported Through Literacy
  • Building Community Partnerships and Leveraging Resources to Help Families and the Whole Child with Positive Literacy Outcomes

Day 1: September 6, 2023 - Warner Robins, GA

Day 2: October 3, 2023 - Athens, GA

Day 3: October 30, 2023 - Athens, GA

Day 4: February 6, 2024 - Warner Robins, GA

Day 5: March 12, 2024 - Athens, GA

Institutes presented by Sherry St Clair

Sherry St. Clair, president of Reflective Learning LLC, is the author of Coaching Redefined: A Guide to Leading Meaningful Instructional Growth. She coaches instructional leaders globally, with the aim of helping administrators, coaches, and teachers create the optimal learning environment for students. Additionally, she serves as a Senior Fellow for the International Center for Leadership in Education. Email: sherry@reflecttolearn.com

Please contact cflesher@gael.org with any questions.

Due to commitments to our facilities/partners and the limit of in-person registrations, all cancellations up to August 22 are subject to a cancellation fee of $100.00.  (cancellation fee will be waived if you choose to retain your 2023-2024 GAEL and Affiliate Membership) Cancellations after August 22 will be charged the full registration fee. No-shows at the event will be charged the full registration fee. All cancellations must be in writing. Please email gsmith@gael.org to cancel.


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