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The Reading Institute is designed for educators, classroom teachers, school administrators, and curriculum specialists who are committed to turning classrooms into richly literate reading and writing workshops.
During this five-day institute, small and large group sections will tackle, headfirst, the following topics and much more: the central role of curriculum development and planning in the teaching of reading, units of study in reading workshop, comprehension strategy instruction, the importance of assessment-based instruction, the role of the read-aloud book, methods of holding our students accountable for doing their best work, helping students grow ideas about literature, and classroom structures that support inquiry and collaboration.
REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT
The noncredit registration fee for this institute is $700.00. NYC DOE personnel and teachers receive a reduced rate of $600.00. This cost does not include meals or housing. You will be notified by e-mail if your application is accepted. Your acceptance e-mail will provide a link for payment (credit card or PO only). Please do not make any travel plans or reservations before you have been accepted into the institute.
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David Adler is the author of the Cam Jansen mystery series and of more than 200 other books for children. These include many information books on math, science, and social studies such as We Remember the Holocaust, The Picture Biography Series, and most recently, Don’t Talk to Me About the War.
Kylene Beers is author of When Kids Can’t Read–What Teachers Can Do, and co-author of Adolescent Literacy: Turning Promise Into Practice and Notice and Note: Strategies for Close Reading. She served as President of the National Council of Teachers of English and received the 2011 Conference on English Leadership outstanding leader award.
Lucy Calkins, Founding Director of the TCRWP, is the author or co-author of 40+ books including the newly released Units of Study in Opinion, Information, and Narrative Writing written with the TCRWP community, and Pathways to the Common Core. Her foundational texts include The Art of Teaching Reading, The Art of Teaching Writing, and Units of Study for Teaching Reading, Grades 3-5. Calkins is the Robinson Professor of Children’s Literature at Teachers College, Columbia University where she co-directs the Literacy Specialist Program.
Kathy Collins, a former TCRWP staff member and beloved keynote speaker, is the author of Growing Readers: Units of Study in the Primary Classroom and Reading for Real: Teach Students to Read with Power, Intention and Joy in K-3 Classrooms. Kathy has been a first-grade teacher in Brooklyn, NY and an adjunct instructor at the University of Alaska.
Christopher Paul Curtis is the award-winning author of Bud, Not Buddy, the first book ever to receive both the Newbery Medal and the Coretta Scott King Award. His book, Elijah of Buxton is the winner of the Scott O’Dell Historical Fiction Award, the Coretta Scott King Award and a Newbery Honor. He has also written many other beloved books such as The Watsons Go to Birmingham:1963, and most recently, The Mighty Miss Malone.
Mary Ehrenworth, Deputy Director for Middle Schools at the TCRWP, is the co-author of Pathways to the Common Core; The Power of Grammar; and titles in Units of Study for Teaching Reading, Grades 3-5. She is co-author of From Scenes to Series: Writing Fiction, Grade 1, and The Research-Based Argument Essay, Grade 5, in Units of Study in Opinion, Information, and Narrative Writing.
Amanda Hartman, Associate Director of the TCRWP, has co-authored One-to-One: The Art of Conferring with Young Writers, as well as Launching the Writing Workshop, Kindergarten, and Lessons from the Masters: Improving Narrative Craft, Grade 2, in Units of Study in Opinion, Information, and Narrative Writing.
Kathleen Tolan, Senior Deputy Director of the TCRWP, is co-author of Building a Reading Life, Following Characters into Meaning, and Navigating Nonfiction in Units of Study for Teaching Reading, Grades 3-5. She is coauthor of The Literary Essay: Writing About Fiction, Grade 4, in Units of Study in Opinion, Information, and Narrative Writing.