PAEC Horizon Newsletter
  Tuesday, October 7, 2014   Issue 138  

Literacy Expert to Lead Fall Training Sessions at PAEC, HEC, and NEFEC

Dr. Janet Allen, a highly acclaimed international consultant recognized for her literacy work with at-risk students, will lead an extensive training workshop in the months of October and November in all three of Florida’s educational consortia.

Teaching with Purpose is a six-session, professional development course for administrators, coaches, and lead literacy personnel who provide literacy support to ELA teachers and students. The content of the course is cumulative; each session builds on previous sessions and anticipates subsequent sessions. The sessions focus on various aspects of teaching and learning within the context of existing state standards and literacy research. The Teaching with Purpose facilitator will engage participants in a variety of learning opportunities in order to provide attendees with professional learning and practical tools for successful implementation of rigorous standards.

Teaching with Purpose sessions will occur in three, two-day blocks: October-November; January-February; and, April-May. The first block will occur at Heartland Educational Consortium (HEC) October 27-28; Northeast Florida Educational Consortium (NEFEC) November 3-4; and, Panhandle Area Educational Consortium (PAEC) November 5-6. Dates for remaining sessions will be announced at a later time. Times for sessions will vary depending on location.

Workshop Description

At the first two-day session, the focus will be on all four strands of Florida ELA standards: reading (literature and informational text); writing; language; and speaking and listening. Future sessions will be more in-depth with each of the four strands. Long-term and short-term objectives for this professional development course follow.

To register for the workshop held at PAEC, please go to and register through the ePDC. For NEFEC, and HEC,