CESA 6 Early Literacy Academy, Cohort 3: Embrace Science of Reading in Early Reading Instruction

Questions? Contact Amy Ruppert, Program Assistant at

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Registration Closed.
Last Date to Register: 12/28/2022 12:01 AM
Last Date to Cancel: 12/18/2022 12:01 AM
Agency: CESA 6
Agency Contact: Dianna Kresovic
Agency Assistant: Amy Ruppert 920-236-0562
Location: CESA 06 - Conference Center
2300 State Rd 44
Oshkosh, WI 54904
Facility: Solutions
1/17/2023 08:00 AM - 03:30 PM
2/14/2023 08:30 AM - 03:00 PM
3/9/2023 08:30 AM - 03:00 PM
4/19/2023 08:30 AM - 03:00 PM
6/14/2023 08:30 AM - 03:00 PM
6/15/2023 08:30 AM - 03:00 PM

Professional Learning Designed for Teams of District Literacy Leaders and Decision Makers



"Every other initiative that leaders might undertake is less important

than making sure that the students in the schools learn how to read."

~ Catherine Snow

Join the CESA 6 Literacy Center on a journey to create and implement strategic plans designed to build knowledge and systems that bolster the Science of Reading in early literacy instruction in your schools.  We will guide you every step of the way! 

CESA 6 Literacy Center’s partnership work is supported by research and position statements from:  
 International Literacy Association 
 Wisconsin State Reading Association 
 National Council of Teachers of English 

Resource agnostic: Regardless of your school system's curriculum resources, this learning opportunity will provide critical, high-impact instructional strategies that will bring value to your reading instruction. 

This two-year partnership opportunity will provide coordinated support and services to school systems to promote continuous systems improvement for early literacy instruction.

Professional Texts*:
*Each team member will receive a copy of each text. Cost is included in the Academy fee.

Shifting The Balance

by Jan Burkins and Kari Yates


A Fresh Look at Phonics

by Wiley Blevin



Year 1 Year 2

Build a strong knowledge base
about the science of early reading instruction.

Work within the initial system literacy plan and
build it into a full strategic literacy plan that 
includes monitoring stages.
Understand where the school(s) is with these
practices using tools from each learning session.
Continue key learning related to further imple-
mentation and research.
Engage in learning processes at the system level
to gather data about the current state of the literacy program.
Scale the learning across the system with a focus on teachers
through on-demand professional learning modules.
Expand how to support grade-level texts and learning
throughout elementary years to grade 5.
Personalized support at the system level.


Academy Year 1 Learning Structures

In-person all-cohort Learning Sessions:
1.  January 17, 2023
2. February 14, 2023
3. March 9, 2023
4. April 19, 2023
5. June 14, 2023
6. June 15, 2023

Qty. 3, personalized on-site coaching sessions for each school/district between learning sessions

Qty. 3, one-hour virtual check-in meetings between learning sessions

Academy Year 2 Learning Structures

In-person all-cohort Learning Sessions:
1.  August 15, 2023
2. February 15, 2024

Qty. 4, personalized on-site coaching sessions for each school/district between learning sessions

Qty. 4, one-hour virtual check-in meetings between learning sessions

On-Demand Early Literacy Practices Learning Modules*
*Free access for cohort 3 team members for viewing purposes. Discounted price for full access for system/district teaching staff.

Qty. 1, on-site strategic planning meeting



4 - 8 district team members: $8,500 per year*

9 - 12 district team members: $10,000 per year*

* Plus travel costs for non-CESA 6 schools / districts.
* Fee includes a copy of each professional text for each team member and lunch at each learning session.



QUESTIONS?  Contact:

Dianna Kresovic, Literacy Center Director / Literacy Consultant

Amy Ruppert, Literacy Center Program Assistant




CESA 6 makes every effort to accommodate basic dietary needs such as vegetarian, gluten free and basic food allergies. Because of the number of meals served and the number of items used each day, along with food product changes from our food vendors, we cannot guarantee that every allergen in the food served will be identified and labeled. Guests concerned with food allergies must be aware of this risk. CESA 6 does not assume liability for adverse reactions to food consumed or items one may come into contact with while eating at a CESA 6 event. To better serve our guests with dietary restrictions or allergies, please go into your myQuickReg account and update the special accommodations section. Notice of a special dietary need must be made in advance of the event.

Cancellation Policy:

Any registration cancellation must be received at least 8 business days before event in order for a full conference fee refund to be issued (full refunds do not include service fees. Service fees are nonrefundable).Registration cancellations received 1-7 business days before an event, a refund, minus $50 for each participant, will be issued. Persons who are registered, but not in attendance on the day of the session ("no call, no show") will be charged the full registration fee. CESA 6 reserves the right to cancel any session due to insufficient enrollment. Participants will be notified by email if a cancellation occurs.

Note: Cancellation policies are subject to change based on event.