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Erin Kent Consulting (EKC) is a collaborative of literacy strategists specialized in working with international schools. We provide customized professional learning experiences for K-12 educators that fit a school’s unique context and hold tight to research-based essentials. We’ve worked with over 100 international schools on six continents to grow joyful, responsive literacy learning. Trainings are offered in English, Arabic, Chinese, Spanish, French, and Portuguese.

We offer a variety of online options for staff development: administrative consults on K-10 literacy reform or refinement, coach or lead teacher mentorship programs, live or recorded workshops on literacy topics, live Q&A sessions with grade level teams or an entire faculty, action research mentorship around a unique topic of interest for your school/country context, etc. Digital learning shrinks our already small world of international education. Reach out when you need us; you’ve got literacy experts ready to answer your questions on K-10 Readers Workshop, Writers Workshop and Word Study in international schools.


Erin Kent

Erin Kent consults with international schools around the world. She helps teachers and administrators grow customized approaches to K-10 balanced literacy that fit an international school’s unique context. Erin taught literacy for many years in urban, independent, and international schools before becoming a literacy coach and then P-12 Director of Curriculum and Instruction where she led a team of 13 instructional coaches and advised K-12 administrators on establishing data-based educational initiatives. Erin has spoken many times at Columbia University Teachers College in New York City and at international conferences on Readers/ Writers Workshop methodology, literacy coaching, curriculum development, and literacy leadership.

Our Courses


“These sessions have been some of the best professional learning I’ve had in my twenty-three years in education. (EKC) understands hardworking teachers, the constraints of international school schedules and the necessity of differentiation, and the workshops keep all learners in mind. I know that after a course, I feel inspired and have ready-to-use tools and strategies to apply right away.”

Olivia Montero Petraglia
Language Specialist: Primary Teacher, Coach/Leader of Learning
Vientiane International School, Laos

“Thank you for everything; such a wonderful and uplifting course!  I truly enjoyed every minute.  It was so well put together, informative, and helpful in all respects!

Patience Montgomery
Literacy & Home Language Coordinator
Berlin Brandenburg International School, Germany

“It was truly astounding how positive the feedback was…, even from some of our most skeptical members of staff! Everyone gained a huge amount of knowledge and understanding… Not only were teachers upskilled, but there was also a sense of renewed motivation and energy for literacy teaching… It is nearly two years on, and we are still drawing on this energy! Administrators were equally impressed with the work and on a personal note, as Leader of Literacy, Erin’s coaching was some of the best PD I have ever had.”

Vanessa Reid
Leader of Literacy
Vientiane International School, Laos

Benjamin Voborsky
Deputy Head of School
Canggu Community School, Indonesia


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