professional development

Kids Like Us provides professional development and technical assistance services on a range of topics.

Professional development is tailored to the needs and interests of each school or organization. 


I. Mirrors Matter: Using Multicultural and Urban Children’s Literature to Accelerate Literacy Learning

II. More Mirrors in the Classroom: Integrating Culturally Relevant Texts with your Core Curriculum

III. Building, Organizing, and Managing High Quality, Culturally Relevant Classroom Libraries

IV. Diversifying Your Collection to Get Children Reading, K-8


Kids Like Us is an authorized Chicago Public Schools (CPS) and Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) professional development provider (CPS Vendor #69867). We also provide training and technical assistance in other regions of the country. Kids Like Us can work with your school, district, or organization to tailor PD modules to suit your time frames, budget, and staff needs.

For more information or to schedule PD for your school or organization, please contact

Jane Fleming, Ph.D.

Director of Professional Development

(office) 312-690-4756

(mobile) 312-523-3249