Small Group Differentiated Literacy Instruction

February 16, 2023 - April 4, 2023

Special Education


Hello all!

Jess Surles and I will be meeting to prepare for the follow-up Small Group Differentiated Literacy Instruction.  Just a reminder to be ready to share out about at least one action step that you planned on implementing after our first session together.  

If you have any questions or anything, in particular, you would like Jess to discuss or share additional information about, please email me ASAP so that she can gather any additional resources if needed to answer. your question/concern.  

I hope you are all doing well and are finding the information you have learned to be of great benefit already.  

Please send any/all questions or comments to me as soon as possible.  We are hoping to meet at the end of this week or early next week.


Erin McManamon

Mar 20

Good morning!  

The ZOOM ROOM will open at 11:15 for our upcoming session on Small Group Differentiated Literacy Instruction.  I am really looking forward to seeing you all for today's part one session.

Here is the ZOOM link.

Please let me know if you are having technical issues by sending a text: 814-599-9569 or email:

Have a great morning!

Erin McManamon




Feb 16

Small Group Differentiated Literacy Instruction 

Join us for this Virtual training! If you want to improve knowledge and skills in plannng and implementing small group reading instruction, this session is for you.

Target Outcomes:

Participants will prepare and begin planning small group instruction, focusing on:

  • Alignment across instructional settings
  • Structure and schedules
  • Rollout and continued implementation


February 16, 2023 11:30-2:30 Zoom Link   has been sent via email to all registered.

April 4, 2023 8:30-11:30

Register only if you are able to attend both dates.  Act 48 hours will be awarded after completion of both sessions. 

Presenter Bio: 
Jess Surles is a Research Scientist at Wheelock College of Education and Human Development at Boston University. Jess partners with literacy experts and university researchers to integrate current research and professional development for educators, leadership, and educational agencies. Her recent work includes curriculum development, supporting educators in implementation of evidence-based literacy practices, and guiding elementary school leaders in building and sustaining an effective schoolwide reading system. Jess is also part of the professional development team for Enhanced Core Reading Instruction (ECRI) and Read Aloud!: Developing Narrative and Scientific Literacy – Whole Group. As part of this team, she leads ECRI professional development workshops to support effective implementation and improve student literacy outcomes. Jess also has experience as a Teacher on Special Assignment (TOSA), Title I Reading Specialist, instructor of multilingual learners, and classroom teacher. 



Registration closed on 2023-02-16

Available Credit or Activity Hours

Act 48 Activity Hours
6.0 Hours
Academic Content Studies Reading Specialist


Thursday, February 16
11:30am - 2:30pm
Tuesday, April 4
8:30 - 11:30am