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Redefining PD: Strategies that Amplify Math & Literacy Achievement

Wednesday, April 17, 2024 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT

Redefining PD: Strategies that Amplify Math & Literacy Achievement

Presented by Purnima Chopra-Vohra, Director of Programs, Lavinia Group; Lydia Cuomo, Instructional Consultant, Lavinia Group; and Ambrosia Johnson, Instructional Consultant, Lavinia Group

Sponsored by Lavinia Group

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Educational leaders face the urgent task of reversing declining or stagnant test scores. Dramatically improving student outcomes requires a shift from traditional professional development to impactful professional learning.

Research shows that well-designed professional learning programs can boost student achievement by as much as 21 percentile points.

View this edLeader Panel to learn a proven framework for professional learning that fosters a culture of continuous improvement and boosts student achievement. Experience an immersive lesson with instructional experts as they showcase evidence-based methodologies of effective PD including professional learning workshops, student work and data analysis, intellectual preparation, and classroom coaching.

This recorded edLeader Panel is of interest to school and district leaders of elementary through middle school grade levels.

Purnima Chopra-Vohra

About the Presenters

Purnima Chopra-Vohra serves as Director of Programs at Lavinia Group. In this role, she is responsible for researching, planning, developing, and implementing professional development within the organization. Most recently, she developed several Science of Reading literacy courses that provide research-based training for teachers and leaders across the country. Before joining Lavinia Group, she provided 13 years of literacy professional development consulting in New York City.

Lydia Cuomo

Lydia Cuomo, Instructional Consultant, brings over 15 years of education experience to Lavinia Group. Before joining Lavinia Group, Lydia was an instructional coach and classroom teacher supporting middle school and elementary grades in math and ELA. Previously, Lydia taught kindergarten and second grade in the South Bronx in general and special education classrooms.

Ambrosia Johnson

Ambrosia Johnson, an Instructional Consultant & Institute Lead at Lavinia Group, drives rapid development in leaders and teachers, impacting student success through instructional plans. With expertise in Elementary ELA & Math, she provides onsite coaching, data analysis, and conducts stakeholder meetings to monitor progress and create targeted plans for academic leaders. As an Institute Lead, she designs and leads engaging professional development based on scientific data. Her efforts transformed student outcomes at partner schools, notably improving Promise Academy Hollywood and Springhill in Memphis, TN, with remarkable academic growth in a short period. Before Lavinia, Ambrosia was a classroom teacher, literacy coach, adjunct professor, and founder of Ivy Hill Prep in Brooklyn, NY, a charter school celebrated for academic excellence under her leadership, even during remote learning challenges. Ambrosia holds a master’s in teaching from Relay Graduate School of Education.

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Lavinia Group

Lavinia Group, a division of K12 Coalition, is dedicated to propelling K-12 schools toward rapid academic growth in math and literacy. Renowned for its revolutionary curriculum, instructional coaching, professional development, and summer learning programs, Lavinia Group consistently achieves double-digit improvements in student performance. Its collaborative, immersive approach with educators and school leaders ensures long-term, sustainable academic success.

A proven pathway to results


Wednesday, April 17, 2024
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT
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