Professional Learning Resources


Achieve the Core: The Teaching the Core Video Library

Search this database of bell-to-bell lessons with annotations to highlight moments of exemplary, standards-aligned instruction.


Teaching Channel

Select “ELA” from the topics dropdown menu to view more than 400 videos.



Search free professional learning resources for teaching guides, videos, and podcasts that focus on the application of content related to the standards in the classroom.


Literacy and NCTE

Read about topics that range from teaching grammar to discussing the school-to-prison pipeline to how teachers take care of themselves within a rigorous profession and everything in between.


Tim Shanahan on Literacy

Provides timely blog posts that are informative and responsive to questions from the field.


The Science of Reading: Growing Proficient Readers

TextProject president and CEO Elfrieda (Freddy) H. Hiebert discusses what we know from science of reading research – and what we need to know.


Amplify: The Science of Reading Podcast

Science of Reading: The Podcast delivers the latest insights from researchers and practitioners in early reading. Each episode takes a conversational approach and explores a timely topic related to the science of reading.


Glean’s Research to Practice Podcast 

Glean’s Research to Practice Podcast features education experts talking about their latest research and asking them to translate their findings into classroom practice.


Reading Rockets’ Watch & Learn

Reading Rockets’ Watch & Learn podcast series goes inside the classroom to capture the best research-based techniques for teaching reading. The series features the country’s top reading experts, a look at different reading strategies, practical advice for parents to help support their children’s literacy development, as well as personal stories of children, families, and teachers.


Reading Rockets’ Meet the Experts

Reading Rockets’ Meet the Experts podcast series provides an opportunity to learn about educational topics directly from authorities in the field. Watch exclusive interviews with prominent professionals, like Drs. Maryanne Wolf and Louisa Moats. Topics include how to identify reading difficulties, the importance of developing reading skills early, and the role of phonics in reading instruction.

Science of Reading: Phonological Awareness & Phonics

Phonemic awareness has a direct and significant effect on learning to read and spell; it can and should be taught explicitly and systematically. Phonics instruction teaches students the predictable relationships between sounds and the spellings that represent those sounds in written language.

Science of Reading: Knowledge & Vocabulary

Instruction, using complex texts, provides students’ knowledge and vocabulary they need to become successful readers.

Science of Reading: Comprehension & Fluency

Research points to some effective instructional supports and scaffolds to help struggling readers access complex text without compromising rigor or content.  Fluency instruction and practice supports student to make the transition from basic decoding skill to reading that sounds like speech, freeing up mental energy to focus on meaning.

Science of Reading: Analyzing & Responding to Data in Foundational Literacy

Use data to determine where you will need to take corrective action for individual students, and where you will need to target your formative assessments during whole group instruction.

Updated March 4, 2021 9:03am