What We Do

Professional Consulting Services

Workshops, keynotes, residencies, intensives, school and district consulting, strategic planning and demonstration teaching.

Learning Intensives

  • In-depth, on-site professional learning experiences and long-range planning for teachers, principals, and other district leaders designed to improve literacy teaching, learning and leadership
  • Participants are expected to read extensively and engage in serious planning before, during, and after the sessions.
  • Intensives include:
    • Pre-assessment of the school's or district's needs and assistance in developing a literacy action plan
    • Customized and collaborative planning for the on-site professional learning experiences
    • At least five days of in-depth professional learning from Ellin Oliver Keene
    • A comprehensive follow-up plan


Workshop Topics and Structures
  • Engaging students deeply in literacy work, K – 8
  • Teaching reading comprehension K –12
  • Understanding what is essential in K – 12 literacy content and best practices in instruction to enhance that content (CCSS)
  • Effective talk that supports reading comprehension, K – 12
  • Action research
  • Understanding comprehension instruction in the context of the Common Core State Standards
  • Understanding research in reading comprehension; research applications in the classroom, what parents should know
  • Assessing reading comprehension
  • Supporting literacy coaches’ and district level instructional leaders’ efforts to provide effective professional development
  • Helping principals recognize excellent reading/writing instruction – what to look for in classrooms and how to create excellent faculty professional learning opportunities
  • Comprehension strategies as learning strategies across the curriculum
  • Effective professional development – planning and executing at the school and district level
  • Asset mapping and other needs assessment tools to guide school reform and improvement of instruction

Format for Workshops and In-service
  • One to three day workshops/university work
  • K – 8 teachers
  • Workshops for Elementary and Middle School Principals
  • Workshop with demonstration teaching for 5 – 30 children
  • Workshop with opportunity to observe, co-teach, and feed back to teachers
  • Curriculum planning/development with teachers and/or district leaders

IMPORTANT: After you schedule an Intensive or a Workshop, please download the Planning Tool for Workshops and School Document (PDF, 127KB) and send the completed form to david@mosiacliteracy.com or fax it to 303-744-3006.


  • Residencies

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  • One-Day Workshops

    In these workshops you'll learn how to use language and teaching moves that help students go beyond superficial reading comprehension to lasting understanding in reading and throughout the content areas... more >

  • Fellows Program

    Heinemann Publishing is seeking applicants to become part of a small group of educators who exhibit exceptional promise for concentrated, enhanced pedagogy. This talented fellowship of individuals will pursue... more >

Contact Judy Hendricks at judy@mosaicliteracy.com for more information on any of these workshops