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International Literacy Coaching Cohort


The fifth session was to have taken place at the Spring Educators Conference in Bangkok, which has been cancelled due to the Coronavirus pandemic. However, the NESA team and our ILCC instructors remain fully committed to ensuring that cohort members have the opportunity to complete their ILCC learning experience. Instructors Monica Medina and Shannon Hobbs-Beckley will deliver a distance learning version of the fifth and final module. Participants will be able, therefore, to complete their learning from their home base.

Monica Medina and NESA have communicated with ILCC participants regarding plans for Session 5. For more information, please contact Monica at:


Lead Presenter

Instructor, Education Department

California State University Channel Islands

International Consultant & Facilitator

International Schools Literacy Coach Cohort (ISLCC),
CEESA region



Lower School Administrator

Graded American School,
Sao Paulo, Brazil


Learning Forward

The literacy cohort is an enriched learning experience that will empower you as a teacher and literacy leader! Three cheers for an EXTRAORDINARY experience!

Jill Gozdowski, Dresden International School

The ability to continually practice skills with the support of two exceptional mentors and a group of like-minded, committed people has been invaluable. This has been, by far, the most rewarding professional learning I’ve been a part of and I look forward to ongoing communication and support in the future.

Stacey Socholotuk, American International School of Bucharest

This has been, far and away, the best professional development experience I have ever had the privilege to take part in. Through each session I’ve grown in new ways, both in my understanding of literacy instruction, and in my ability to coach others.

Jenna Pabalate, Anglo-American School of Sofia

Having a safe space to practice coaching with lovers of literacy who are patient, reflective and good feedback givers, has elevated my professional coaching.

Heather Onderick, International School of Kuala Lumpur

We received focused direction and support from two inspiring instructors and after twenty years of teaching I feel newly energized. It's exciting to think about the impact this cohort has had on my teaching, my school environment, and on the students I work with every day. A truly impactful professional development to be a part of!

Ingrid Spanjaard, International School of Amsterdam