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Position Yourself as a Literacy Leader

We strive to support educators who provide or support comprehensive literacy instruction through live webinars, on demand videos and customized presentations to expand on the what, why and how that is included in the teacher guides for Readtopia and First Author, as well as best practices for implementing or expanding the implementation of literacy curriculua.

When you partner with Building Wings, you have our support from day one. But we also recognize that educators may want support before implementing our instructional materials or want to explore on-demand learning opportunities.
To achieve that, we offer the following:

Literacy Instruction Resource Center

Expand your knowledge of literacy instruction for learners with complex needs through reading and writing instruction resources and short videos.

Visit our Literacy Instruction Resource Center for Special Educators webpage.


Attend live webinars lead by a leading literacy leader.
Please visit our Webinar page to register for upcoming live webinars or to request access to previously recorded sessions that can be viewed on-demand.

Virtual Literacy Instruction Coaching

In addition to personalized on-boarding implementation support, Building Wings offers several coaching packages for schools and school districts who want to offer additional instructional support to educators and support staff.
Please email us to arrange for virtual training.

Summer Summit

In 2023, we hosted the second-annual Leading with Literacy Summer Summit.  

Bookmark the Leading with Literacy Summer Page for information on the 2024 Summit which is expected to occur in July 2024.

Leading the Charge
for Literacy Sessions

Experience how other educators are implementing comprehensive literacy instruction in their classrooms during 10-minute live sessions with educators from around the country followed by a 20-minute Q&A. Registration for future Leading the Charge Sessions will be posted on our Webinars Page

To experience a sample of these sessions, watch an on-demand recording of Sarah Starr’s  presentation from Dec. 7, 2022 on Literacy Instructions with High Expectations

Choose Your Ideal Training Format

We deliver professional development in different formats, allowing you to choose the
approach that will best accommodate your schedule and objectives.

Implementation Guides Included

All of our curricula include teacher and implementation guides to make getting started easy. We provide options for educations who want additional training and guidance.


Choose between 10- minute live sessions with post-session Q&A, 45- minute live webinar format with on-demand viewing, a half-day virtual Summit and in-person training.


Choose between 10- minute live sessions with post-session Q&A, 45- minute live webinar format with on-demand viewing, a half-day virtual Summit and in-person training.

Certificate of Attendance

A Building Wings facilitator coaches students and teachers during lessons in your computer lab, with several classes rotating throughout the day.

Karen A. Erickson, Ph.D.​

Karen A. Erickson, Ph.D. is Director of the Center for Literacy and Disability Studies at University of North Carolina—Chapel Hill. Her focus is on understanding the best ways to assess and teach reading and writing to children with the most severe disabilities. As a special education teacher, Dr. Erickson has worked to support students with a range of disabilities in a variety of classroom settings, particularly students who do not use speech as their primary means of communication.


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