How to Receive Training

Teachers must attend 16 hours of training before implementing Foundations for Literacy. Only teachers who attend training can purchase the curriculum.

National Distance Learning Workshop

We offer our national training virtually via zoom every summer. These workshops are led by Dr. Stacey Tucci, co-author and lead Foundations for Literacy trainer. We  will be offering three workshops in the summer of 2024. The 16 hour workshop takes place on two consecutive Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. EST. You must attend both Saturdays. Register for only one workshop. Cost is $350/person.

June 8 and June 15 (must attend both days)

Register for June training here

July 20 and July 27 (must attend both days)  

Sign language interpreting  provided**  

Register for July training here

August 17 and August 24 (must attend both days)

Register for August training here

Confirmation email will be sent within a week of registering with information about how to pay for training and how to purchase the curriculum.

**Foundations for Literacy is compatible for use in classrooms that use spoken English only, ASL only, sign-supported English, or a combination of the three. All trainings will include guidance for use with these instructional languages. Because there is benefit to training with like colleagues, we encourage participants who use ASL in their classrooms to join the July training. The July training will offer ASL interpreters in addition to voice-to-text captioning. June and August trainings will offer only voice-to-text captioning.

Local Training

Dr. Tucci can offer training virtually or in person to your school or state. A 16-hour virtual training can be done in two 8-hour days, four four-hour days or eight two-hour days.  The cost is $3500 for up to 30 participants. Alternatively, Dr. Tucci can offer an in-person two-day training at the cost of $3500 plus travel costs for one presenter and up to 30 participants.

Anyone interested in training should email In the email, please specify Local Training in the subject line, and include in the body of the email your contact information, potential dates for training and the characteristics of the school environment.