Breaking the Cycle of Illiteracy Through Professional Development
Only 36% of US 4th graders are reading proficiently. Despite this, it is our belief that all children, regardless of background, can achieve school success when provided with highly effective teachers and supportive learning environments.
We believe that literacy and education are civil rights. We strive to achieve these rights in our communities through evidence based literacy, professional development, and interactive programs and courses for parents, teachers, and education professionals.
CDL is an education focused nonprofit focusing on literacy and learning. We tackle real-time issues such as ways to remediate struggling readers, differentiate instruction for diverse learners, and build and sustain collective capacity.
William Van Cleave Memorial Scholarship Fund
“Syntax lost its exclamation mark.”– Jan Wasowicz
While William Van Cleave presented on many topics, he always said that syntax was his superpower. His colleagues would tell you that he had many superpowers. As a way to honor them all, we have created the William Van Cleave Memorial Scholarship Fund that, through a selection process, will afford chosen educators the opportunity to attend Plain Talk About Literacy and Learning®.
Plain Talk About Literacy and Learning®
February 9-11, 2022
Plain Talk About Literacy and Learning® is heralded as the nation’s premier literacy institute, attracting education industry professionals from all levels. Spanning topics ranging from early childhood education to social-emotional skills, attendees can expect to leave with a broader grasp on the issues affecting literacy and learning, as well as how to enact solutions in their communities.
“Reading is the new civil right.”
– PHYLLIS HUNTER
Professional Learning Services — Customized For You
We offer a variety of services to meet your needs, including Early Childhood to Language and Literacy programs.