At LightSail, we take pride in partnering with you to accelerate student literacy growth and bring the love of reading to your classrooms. We know that no two schools or organizations are alike, and we work hard to offer a range of services to support your ever-changing professional development needs. Research shows excellent teachers are one of the most powerful influencers on student achievement. We want to help you support and develop excellent teachers.
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PATHWAYS
LightSail has four main avenues for developing teachers and administrators: Virtual workshops, conducted live, with hands-on activities, through online meeting software
In-person workshops and support days, facilitated by one of LightSail’s Instructional Coaches
Ongoing phone, Live Chat embedded in the platform, and email support, including access to our technical support team and your designated Instructional Coach
The LightSail Learning Community, an online resource that includes classroom videos, tutorials, lesson plans, and more.
Our instructional coaches start each new or renewing partnership with a planning call to map out the year's goals and implementation plan. In-person workshops and support days include hands on, engaging workshops, in-class coaching, model lessons, time to plan with individual teachers or teaching teams, data analysis, action planning meetings, meetings with administrators, and more. Virtual workshops can also be used to support schools with lower budgets, or those who want to blend their on-site support and PD with ongoing virtual coaching through the year.