teacher online courses in Greece NYWhat will CLOI bring to you? Individualized, job-embedded professional learning opportunities to apply for re-licensure, move across pay scale, and/or further your literacy instruction knowledge. Commonwealth Learning Online Institute provides online professional development courses for Greece area educators which implement New York-specific standards coupled with technology tools, research-based assessments, and best teaching practices. Our learning opportunities offer teachers, schools, and districts convenient, job-embedded access to facilitated courses five times a year, and self-paced programs with open enrollment year-round. The courses are modified to provide an individual learning experience that addresses each teacher’s specific instructional needs.


We provide convenient, 24/7 access to job-embedded courses. Our goal is to create learning opportunities that meet the needs of every teacher, school, and district.

PD for your schedule

Continuing Education can be difficult to fit into your schedule. We developed rigorous online courses with built in flexibility.

Earn graduate credit

Register to earn graduate credit through our partner institutes for our facilitated and self-paced courses.

CLOI’s Journey

In 1986, the Stratford Foundation Inc. was formed with the goal of becoming a valuable educational resource for the community. After establishing the Commonwealth Learning Center in 1988 and the Professional Training Institute in 1992, Stratford came into the 21st century in 2010 when CLOI, the Commonwealth Learning Online Institute, was formed.

Since our early days we have increased our offerings and university partners to meet the needs of educators nationwide. Today our program includes both self-paced and facilitated courses, and our credit offering institutions have expanded to include Gordon College, Westfield State University, and MidAmerica Nazarene University.

After nearly a decade, our commitment to being a valuable professional development resource for the community is stronger than ever, and we work towards this everyday by providing exceptional learning for educators across the country. 

Greece Area Courses Offered

Below are just some of the course topics we offer our Greece educators:

  • Essential Reading Skills
  • Developing Comprehension
  • Fluency Assessments
  • Reading Courses
  • Close Reading
  • Phonological Awareness
  • Balancing Literacy
  • Core Reading Skills
  • Baseline Seading
  • Professional Development
  • Best Teaching Practices
  • Keys to Literacy Courses
  • Phonemic Awareness
  • Instructional Strategies
  • Phonics and Spelling
  • Writing Courses
  • Domain Specific Vocabulary
  • Text Complexity Impact
  • Comprehension Assessment
  • Building Vocabulary


Learn Advanced Teaching Methods With CLOI (Commonwealth Learning Online Institute)

What is CLOI?

Irrespective of how competent you are as a teacher, there’ll still be modern teaching techniques being developed that could assist your students in becoming better readers. Since it was launched in 2010, CLOI (Commonwealth Learning Online Institute) has been encouraging tutors who teach writing and reading to carry out their jobs even better. Our online courses tell you how to help students read better using multi-sensory and systematic techniques. We know just how tough teaching is, which is the reason we offer internet courses in addition to on-site training.

CLOI Course Benefits

Although we also offer on-site professional development courses, our online learning courses let you further your level of training when it’s convenient for you. The courses are available 24×7 and may be studied even after you’ve finished a course. We offer both self-paced and facilitated classes in writing and reading skills. The facilitated programs permit you to accumulate professional development points or graduate credits towards your academic training.

Commonwealth Learning Online Institute courses were formulated so that they follow a rational framework with lessons that build on one another. They also help you to learn about practical teaching techniques which you can then use in your classroom to aid pupils learn in more interesting ways. Our internet courses are also designed to meet up with the Common Core State Standards Initiative.

The History of Commonwealth Learning Online Institute Greece

Commonwealth Learning Online Institute is a branch of the Stratford Foundation Inc. which was itself established in 1986 to assist students of all ages triumph over learning issues, and teaching professionals find out how to carry out their work more efficiently. Commonwealth Learning Online Institute itself was formed in 2010 to provide practical professional development to teachers and educators. The development of our courses commenced when we partnered up with an educational enterprise already vetted in the industry. They helped us to create 6 core facilitated reading courses.

We launched the very first facilitated public courses (six in all) in 2012 after we negotiated a lucrative deal with Gordon College to offer graduate credit for our clients. Today we’re very pleased to also include Westfield State University and MidAmerica Nazarene University in our list of universities offering graduate credit.

These online courses are easily available via desktop computer or mobile device such as tablets and laptops. No matter if you happen to be a Greece, NY school administrator, superintendent, principal or curriculum director, you’re able to do a Commonwealth Learning Online Institute course individually or within a group depending on the demands of your school. Irrespective of how many years of teaching experience you have, these internet courses will enhance your teaching skills and professional development.

More Details On Online Commonwealth Learning Online Institute Courses

Presently we provide reading courses both in facilitated and self-taught set-ups. Online writing and special education courses are being designed. The unique training assists educators of all grades from foundational level up through the 12th grade. The learning techniques learnt in each online course will better ready your pupils for college and beyond.

Your Decision: Self-Paced Vs. Facilitated Courses

Our facilitated format courses give in-depth training in a specific subject over a seven week time period. A trained, facilitator directs the students through it week by week, setting goals to reach on the completion of each lesson. Our courses will take roughly 50 to 70 hours to finish and will earn you 36 PDPs or three graduate credits. Facilitated format courses occur 5 times throughout the year: Jan, Mar, May, July and Sept. The self-paced internet courses provide a lot more flexibility because you accomplish them when you have the time. An experienced facilitator is always on hand to address all your questions by e-mail and also does marking should you be taking the training course for graduate credit. Self-paced web based courses should take anywhere between eight and 15 hours to complete and participants earn a half to one credit.

Course Topics in Reading

Amongst the subject areas that the online courses focus on include how to teach Integrating Five Core Reading Skills, Building Vocabulary, Instructing Phonics and Spelling and Close Reading. They demonstrate interesting examples that you’re able to utilize in your own classroom to make stronger readers of your students.

Earn Continuing Education Credits For Your Professional Development

Due to our professional development partnerships with MidAmerica Nazarene University, Gordon College and Westfield State University, each Commonwealth Learning Online Institute training course will earn you graduate credits or PDPs which you can use for your professional development. Every facilitated course earns you 36 PDPs or 3 graduate credits while our the self-paced format earns 1/2 or one credit. Further courses for two graduate credits are in the pipeline.

Select Online CLOI Courses For Teaching Development in Greece, NY

We now have various facilitated and self-paced study courses on offer. Check out our latest catalog or call us to find out more info on which courses might be ideal for you and your area of focus.

Online Teacher Professional Development for Greece Educators
220 Reservoir Street, Suite 6
Needham, MA 02494-3133


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Areas Served

Commonwealth Learning Online Institute supports clients throughout all of Greece, New York including the following zip code: 14626. Click here to return to our NY service area page.

Teacher Testimonial

Thank you for encouraging and motivating me to explore other methods and strategies to practice reading fluency.