PCG Education provides Literacy & Learning services for districts and schools to meet the literacy needs of students, teachers, and educational leaders and students in middle schools, high schools, and career & technical education.
PCG Education's teaching and learning experts examine your school or district's current practices that prepare students to be successful 21st century learners. Schools receive a detailed analysis and specific recommendations for improvement. PCG Education's action planning tools and approaches help school leaders quickly put into place updated and effective practices and monitor progress toward goals. PCG Education is recognized as a PD Affiliate by the Partnership for 21st Century Skills.
PCG Education's CTE experts work with CTE schools by coaching leaders and helping teachers to improve student reading, critical thinking, writing, and vocabulary development within the context of preparation for Career and Technical fields.
PCG Education's leadership consultants provide training and support for school administrators and leadership teams on how to successfully implement school-wide instructional improvement initiatives. Areas of expertise include how to design and sustain initiatives to improve reading and math, Response to Intervention (RTI), 21st century skills development, and other priority areas facing educational leaders today.
PCG's Education's literacy consultants examine student performance, teacher practice, and school capacity against research-based practices. Schools receive a detailed analysis of school and teacher capacity to improve literacy instruction with specific recommendations for improvement. PCG's action planning tools and approaches save time and money by targeting areas for improvement and streamlining the process so school leaders can take immediate action to improve student literacy and learning.
PCG Education's Literacy & Learning Audit (grades 5-12) integrates your school's data and compares your instructional practices with research-based best practices. You receive a detailed, customized analysis of current school and teacher capacity for literacy and learning instruction as well as specific, actionable recommendations for improvement.
PCG Education’s practical and interactive Teacher Professional Development provides teachers with research-based tools and high impact strategies focused on improving literacy and learning for all students, including English language learners, in content areas such as math, science, social studies, and English language arts. Topics include training for teacher mentors and instructional coaches; integration of 21st century skills into today’s classroom; differentiation strategies; and strategies for motivating and engaging students.
PCG Education offer RtI consulting services that provide a systematic analysis of district and school readiness and capacity to implement the RtI multi-tiered approach to reading intervention. Combined with our RtI EdPlan™ software we give you the tools and understanding to make your RtI initiative effective and efficient.
Thinkquiry 1 emphasizes more than basic reading and writing by preparing students for higher level thinking and learning about content. Thinkquiry 1 has undergone extensive field-testing. Comments from teachers and administrators have been very positive: "It is a great compilation of reading strategies in an accessible format."
Cheryl Liebling is Director of Literacy Services. She serves on PCG's Education Content Consulting management team, supervises literacy staff members, and leads initiatives including K-12 district literacy program reviews and action planning, implementation of the Common Core State Standards, and consultation on literacy curriculum, instruction, and assessment.
Julie Meltzer is Senior Advisor for Strategy, Research and Design at PCG Education. As Director of the Adolescent Literacy Project at the LAB at Brown University, Dr. Meltzer developed the Adolescent Literacy Support Framework, and authored Adolescent Literacy Resources: Linking Research and Practice (2002) and other research-based professional development and technical assistance resources.
A senior associate with PCG Education, Dr. Lefsky works jointly with the firm's northeast and southeast offices on EdPlan™ student success planning projects. He also works with the NJ SMART growth model project. He has more than 17 years of experience working and teaching in the education field at both the K-12 and college levels.
Melvina gained expertise in adolescent literacy while working as instructional leader at Discovery Middle School of Madison, Alabama. Together with staff members, she designed a literacy initiative from the latest research and from best literacy practices in the field. While working with the National Association of Secondary School Principals, she provided workshops and other literacy leadership opportunities to support school leaders across the nation.
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