June Writing Institute
Monday, June 23 - Friday, June 27, 2014
Teachers College, Columbia University
525 W 120th Street
New York, NY
(212) 678-3104

Get Directions »

The Writing 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 writing, units of study in writing workshop, helping students write well about reading, genre studies in reading and writing memoir, poetry and short fiction, the importance of assessment-based instruction, methods of holding our students accountable for doing their best work, using literature to help students craft their writing, and classroom structures that support inquiry and collaboration.

The noncredit registration fee for this institute is $750.00. 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.

For more information about the institute, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions.

Lucy Calkins

Lucy Calkins, Founding Director of the TCRWP, is the author or co-author of two scores of 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, one of the top ten New York Times best-selling educational books of 2013. Calkins is the Robinson Professor of Literacy at Teachers College, Columbia University where she co-directs the Literacy Specialist Program.

Colleen Cruz

Colleen Cruz, Senior Staff Developer at the TCRWP, is a writer of professional texts for teachers and of children’s literature including, the new Writing Realistic Fiction: Symbolism, Syntax, and Truth, The Arc of Story, Independent Writing; One Teacher, Thirty-Two Needs, Topics and Plans and Reaching Struggling Writers, K-5.

Mary Ehrenworth

Mary Ehrenworth, Deputy Director for Middle Schools at the TCRWP, is coauthor of Pathways to the Common Core; The Power of Grammar; and titles in Units of Study for Teaching Reading and for Teaching of Writing. She is also coauthor of the new Investigative Journalism and Position Papers: Research and Argument.

Charles Fishman

Charles Fishman, award-winning author of The Big Thirst: The Secret Life and Turbulent Future of Water and the New York Times bestseller The Wal-Mart Effect, is a renowned investigative journalist who has worked for The Washington Post. Fishman is a three-time recipient of the UCLA’s Gerald Loeb Award, the most prestigious award in business journalism.

Michael Fullan

Michael Fullan, a leader in educational reform, is author or co-author of award winning books such as Breakthrough, Leading in a Culture of Change, Professional Capital: Transforming Teaching in Every School, and most recently, The Principal: Three Keys to Maximizing Impact. Fullan is Professor Emeritus of the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto.

Jack Gantos

Jack Gantos is the 2012 Newbery Medal winner for his novel, Dead End in Norvelt. He is known nationally for his creative writing, spanning from picture books to middle school fiction. His works include the award-winning memoir Hole in My Life, as well as the Rotten Ralph and Joey Pigza series.

Amanda Hartman

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, and Lessons from the Masters: Improving Narrative Craft.