_DSC1077_edited.jpg

Strengthening Teaching Teams - Empowering Students

Carolyn provides job-embedded, virtual and in-person professional development, tailored to community needs, across the United States. Learning opportunities are designed collaboratively with clients and are responsive to district needs, based in part on student data.

Professional development is designed for the following educators:

  • Classroom teachers

  • Literacy coaches & specialists

  • Building & district administrators

  • Title I teachers and coordinators

  • Interventionists and ELL teachers

  • Curriculum & language arts specialists

  • Reading Recovery professionals

HOW CAROLYN CAN HELP:

C w resources horizontal 8675_edited.jpg

GUIDE THE DESIGN AND IMPLEMENATION
OF THE RISE TUTORING PROGRAM 

Collaborate with Carolyn to:

  • Design a school or district level visionary plan for the implementation of intensive, data focused tutoring

  • Schedule RISE and RISE Up Professional Development

  • Provide ongoing coaching for RISE Tutors

  • Build partnerships with key stakeholders (district leadership, administration, reading teachers, coaches, teachers, tutors and families) 

  • Implement the cohesive thread of literacy instruction from the classroom to intervention to tutoring using RISE and RISE Up based on Jan Richardson’s Next Step Forward theory and framework

For more information on how to build a vibrant Remote and Face 2 Face Tutoring Program contact: carolynbgwinn@gmail.com

 

"The RISE Tutoring Program combines the high-quality instructional tool of RISE with embedded master literacy training and stellar implementation leadership. The collective ownership within the program is key to the success in student acceleration and teacher capacity growth relative to customized instructional planning and delivery.”

--Dana Stephens, Director, Title I Program

Harnett County Schools

“The RISE Tutoring Program had a profound impact on student achievement at Highland Elementary School. Dr. Gwinn and her amazing team of literacy tutors have collaborated with our school staff to implement targeted reading interventions for at risk readers. The data speaks for itself--this program works! We are overjoyed by the successes.”

--Dr. Spivey, Principal

Harnett County Schools

6489B1EF-DFC9-4C15-9EBB-4DE0A555AD8C.png

DELIVER PRESENTATIONS

Provide customized presentations, face-to-face or virtual, focused on selected topics. Attendees engage in lesson demonstrations and/or view video footage of lessons in action; they participate in collaborative conversations.

750BDF8F-A1B5-4DCB-871E-612457F45426_edi

IMPLEMENT LESSON DEMONSTRATIONS

Walk through pre-lesson planning, based on student data, deliver live or virtual lessons for diverse learners; facilitate post-lesson debriefing.

811B59DE-71DF-4885-873D-345A8D044C29.jpg

LEAD INSTRUCTIONAL COACHING

Offer guidance on how to support teaching staff in the design, delivery and reflection on scaffolded literacy instruction.

_DSC1220.jpg

CONDUCT CLASSROOM WALK THROUGHS

Lead conversations regarding how to best maximize learning in an environment; brainstorm action steps to increase learning capacity. 

AD65B426-345B-416F-B1EB-FA876F95E6AD.jpg

FACILITATE VISIONARY PLANNING 

Lead conversations regarding how to best maximize learning in an environment; brainstorm action steps to increase learning capacity. 

Untitled design (6).png

TRAIN THE TRAINER

Prepares trainers, in part through modeling, for the delivery of professional development. 

  

B9736DB2-DBB4-4E44-8165-5A4414A99DC9.jpg

TUTOR

Work with students one-on-one to promote acceleration.

Wide range of Topics for Professional Development include the following with others upon request:

  • Reading 

  • Writing

  • Assessment

  • Organizing and Managing the Literacy Block with Modeling, Shared, Guided and Independent Practice Embedded

  • Oral Language, Word Study, Phonemic Awareness, Fluency, Vocabulary, Comprehension

  • Intervention for Striving Readers

  • Visionary Planning for Literacy Leadership and Teams

  • Nurturing Leadership

  • Others topics upon request

Based on needs of district, Common Core State Standards are embedded within topics addressed.

 

Carolyn has been an Educational Consultant

for the past seven years representing the work

of Jan Richardson, Ph.D.

  • The Next Step Forward in Running Records (Scholastic, 2021)
     

  • RISE and RISE Up (Scholastic, 2020)
     

  • The Next Step Forward in Word Study and Phonics (Scholastic, 2019)
     

  • The Next Step Forward in Reading Intervention: The RISE Framework (Scholastic, 2018)
     

  • The Next Step Forward in Guided Reading: An Assess-Decide-Guide Framework for Supporting Every Reader (Richardson, Scholastic, 2016)
     

  • Next Step in Guided Reading Assessment (Richardson & Walther, Scholastic, 2013)
     

  • Literacy Footprints (Richardson & Dufresne, Pioneer Valley Books)
     

Carolyn with Jan

WHAT OTHERS SAY

Training Maximizes Potential

“Carolyn is a dynamic presenter. She deepens understanding in the ‘how-to’ of growing and supporting readers. She incorporates research into practice. This training helps us maximize the potential for every child in our district.”

 

—  Tina Pletan, Elementary Literacy Coordinator, ND