Partnerships for Literacy 2020-2022

District Leader Training & Implementation Information

The Ohio Statewide Family Engagement Center at The Ohio State University is proud to offer training and support at no cost for Ohio school district leaders to implement the Partnerships for Literacy model in their schools. Partnerships for Literacy is an academic intervention for literacy that elementary schools in Ohio can implement. It helps schools provide opportunities for all families to be engaged with supporting their child’s literacy development. Partnerships for Literacy is a systemic approach to family and community engagement that connects to the Ohio Improvement Process. It is sustained over time, goal-oriented, and develops the capacity of both educators and family members. The training and implementation of Partnerships for Literacy is feasible during remote learning. Read More about Partnerships for Literacy.

What you will receive

• Training and coaching from OSU for two years

• A community of practice with other district leaders implementing Partnerships for Literacy

• Access to all Partnerships for Literacy tools and resources

What you will agree to do

• Allocate a District Leader’s time to be trained and to facilitate implementation of Partnerships for Literacy in the district between 2020-2022

• Support implementation in at least 1 elementary school for two years

• Participate in an evaluation by OSU

2020-2021 Virtual Training Dates

September 9, 2020

October 28, 2020

January 20, 2021

June 4, 2021

*All trainings will be from 9 am – 2 pm with a 1-hour lunch break between 12-1 pm.

2020-2021 Virtual Check-in Dates

October 9, 2020

December 11, 2020

March 23, 2021

*All check-ins will be from 1-2:30 pm and are optional, intended to provide ongoing support for districts. This support is also available one-on-one via phone at any time.


Registration Link:

Ohio Parents and Caregivers -- Click Here to Apply to be on our Advisory Council in 2021 -- Applications Due November 26, 2020

We are now recruiting Ohio parents and caregivers of Ohio children from birth to grade 12 to be members of our advisory council beginning in January 2021!

Click here to download the English version of the application and share with families in your community.

Click here to download the Spanish version of the application and share with families in your community.

Applications are due by November 26, 2020, and can be emailed as an attachment to

To read more about the work of the council, visit our state advisory council web page.