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At ILA, we believe that educators deserve tailored learning opportunities that are designed to match their unique needs and provide real-world application.


What is an ILA Intensive?

An ILA Intensive is a two-day professional learning event that is grounded in real literacy issues, with a focus on theory embedded in practice. Each Intensive is a partnership between ILA and a host, which may be a district, state, organization, or ILA chapter. ILA will work with the host to identify a literacy challenge that's critical to improving student outcomes.

Because we believe that professional development works best when embedded in the real world, Intensives are

  • Developed with educators in mind and focused around a critical literacy need
  • Programmed with practitioners and researchers as the key audience
  • Infused with inspiring keynote speakers and hands-on workshops that provide educators with the research and strategies they can implement for student growth
  • Designed to be smaller, more personal learning experiences conducive to collaboration

Interested in hosting an Intensive in your district or state?

Here's why you should:

  • Intensives bring researchers and practitioners together around a shared literacy challenge that you help decide on.
  • Your teachers and leaders can showcase the important work going on in your district around this challenge.
  • The opportunity presents your educators with easy access to workshops that will improve their practice.

What are the requirements for hosting an ILA Intensive?

  • A passion for improving literacy outcomes for all students in your district
  • An auditorium and classrooms large enough to host up to 600 attendees throughout the day
  • Two days set aside when your facility is open for use and, most important, when educators are available to attend

For more information about hosting an ILA Intensive, please fill out the form below.