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TCNJ’s Literacy Advancement Project provides support for students, families, and educators to enhance the literacy development and success of all students. We offer Professional Development for educators, Comprehensive Assessment Services for children and adults and Tutoring that utilizes a variety of instructional approaches.

Professional Development opportunities for 2021 – 2022 school year are provided below. Check back often as we continue to schedule PD opportunities. Better yet – join our contact list to ensure you are notified of new PD opportunities.

Learning at Lunch – We bring the learning – You bring the lunch!  Two – hour virtual, live PD led by TCNJ faculty and education professionals.

Strengthening Essay Writing Skills of Students who Experience Difficulty with the Writing Process
Grades K – 8
Friday, October 22, 2021 – Noon to 2:00pm
Live Virtual
Price: $75.00 per person, includes materials for workshop and Certificate of Completion
The workshop will provide research-validated strategies for strengthening essay-writing quality and supporting self-regulation skills among students who experience difficulty with the essay writing process. Teacher participants will:

  • Explore research-validated writing instructional methods.
  • Review sample strategies, plans, and materials for teaching essay writing across narrative, persuasive, and expository genres.
  • Uncover methods for supporting students in self-regulating the essay writing process.
  • Discuss methods for assessment, goal-setting, and monitoring progress over time in writing.
  • Create graphic representations of writing data to enhance communication and collaboration and to guide instruction.

Your instructor is Dr. Lauren Foxworth. Lauren is a full-time professor at The College of New Jersey and serves as the Director of the Literacy Advancement Project and the Co-coordinator of Graduate Programs in Special Education at TCNJ. Learn more about Lauren –

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Wilson Reading System® | Wilson Language Training

The Literacy Advancement Project partners with the New Jersey Wilson Accredited Partner Robinowitz Education Center to provide a variety of Wilson related professional development opportunities. All instructors are Wilson Certified Trainers.

Wilson Reading System® Introductory Course​
Monday – Wednesday January 10-12, 2022 – 8:30am – 3:00pm
Live Virtual
This workshop provides participants with an overview of Wilson Reading System® and is the required prerequisite for Wilson Reading System Level I Certification.
Price: $675 per person, includes materials for workshop only and Certificate of Completion, does not include Wilson Reading System teacher or student materials, which can be ordered at

Wilson Fundations® is a phonological/phonemic awareness, phonics and spelling program for the general education classroom. Fundations is based upon the Wilson Reading System principles and serves as a prevention and intervention program to reduce reading and spelling failure.
Price: $300 per person per level, includes materials for workshop only and Certificate of Completion, does not include teacher or student materials, which can be ordered at

Fundations® Level K Virtual Launch Workshop
Tuesday January 18, 2022 – 9:00am – 2:00pm

Fundations® Level 1 Virtual Launch Workshop
Wednesday January 19, 2022 – 9:00am – 2:00pm

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