Training Dates are November 20 & 21, 2024!  (This is a two day training.)  Registration deadline is November 6, 2024.


Learn to be a facilitator for the hybrid-online facilitated course!


Is your school or district interested in using in-house staff to offer facilitated online professional development for Keys to Early Writing? If the answer is yes, this Train-the-Facilitator is for you!

What is Keys to Early Writing? It is a professional development course for research-based best practices for writing instruction that can be integrated into any subject and aligned to state literacy standards. Educators learn practical strategies for teaching writing skills, how to use writing to support content learning, and how to provide scaffolds to students who need support. See the course outline on the next page for content details.

What is the Hybrid-Online Model? Educators complete approximately 15 hours of online course modules and participate in 5 hours of facilitated debrief sessions. The online modules are asynchronous – users log in at any time. The debrief sessions are interspersed following a flexible schedule.

What does a facilitator do? Once you successfully complete this Train-the-Facilitator training, you will be certified to facilitate the debrief sessions with educators who take Keys to Early Writing online course. The sessions provide an opportunity for educators to collaborate as you debrief activities completed during the online course, share ideas for connecting to the classroom, and answer questions about course content. You will learn how to facilitate these meetings in a face-to-face format or using Zoom virtual meetings. You will also learn coaching strategies to support teachers with implementation of the instructional practices.

What is the cost? The cost to attend the Train-the-Facilitator training is $750 which includes 2 days of training, online course registration and training manual, and a Facilitator’s Kit with the materials and files you will need to facilitate the debrief meetings. Please note that the registration cost for educators you train who take the online course is $200 per person (includes a copy of the training manual).


Train-the-Facilitator Requirements: To successfully complete this training and become a certified facilitator, you must do the following:

  • Complete the approx. 15-hour online course prior to attending the 2 days of training
  • Complete the 2-day Train-the-Facilitator training




TIME   8:30AM - 3:15PM (Eastern Time)


Prior to November 20, you must complete the online course. The course is asynchronous – you can log on any time to complete the modules at your own pace. 


The Keys to Literacy trainer will model how to conduct the 5 hours of facilitated meetings, with you in the role of teacher. After each module debrief, the trainer will offer facilitation suggestions, revisit online course content, and answer your questions. The trainer will also walk you through the materials in your Facilitator’s Kit (e.g., PowerPoints, activity handouts), and provide some suggestions for how you can coach and support implementation by teachers.



Please note that we will be mailing the training book and Facilitator’s Kit to participants at their home address, so we need your home mailing address on the registration form. Allow 10 days for shipping after registration is received.


View a Printable Brochure & Registration form or register below.



  • If you cancel 3 days or more prior to training, you will be issued a 50% refund.
  • No refunds will be issued for "no shows" or cancellations within 72 hours of training.
  • Substitutions accepted.


Who Should Participate

Any literacy coach, administrator, or classroom teacher who has experience delivering literacy professional development is a good candidate. This training is perfect if you have skills and interest in facilitating professional sharing meetings!



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Keys to Early Writing Train-the-Facilitator (Live Virtual Training) (November 20-21, 2024: Virtual)
November 20-21, 2024: Virtual
$ 750.00


We are closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation and the impact on our employees and the schools where we provide professional development.

During this time period when onsite, face-to-face training and coaching is not possible, we offer multiple options for accessing our literacy PD content and instructional practices.

If you are a current or new partner, explore our website or contact us to learn more about: