Coaching Institutes

The Coaching of Writing Institute

Sunday, October 22, 2017 - Wednesday, October 25, 2017
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Grade: K-8
Featuring: Shanna Schwartz, Emily Butler Smith, Christine Holley, Marie Mounteer, Amanda Hartman, Alissa Levy-Reicherter, Meghan Hargrave, Jennifer DeSutter, and Audra Robb

(Participants are encouraged to arrive early to attend the October 21 Saturday Reunion. Please note that this institute ends at 1pm on Wednesday, October 25, 2017. Some participants may want to attend the Nonfiction Reading Institute, Grades 3-5, which begins at 2pm on Wednesday October 25, 2017.)

Every year, the crown jewel of the TCRWP’s offerings is a series of two institutes designed to support coaches in work that is at the heart of TCRWP staff development. These institutes are intimate and intense, with most of the work occurring in schools. Participants receive support in methods of staff development, their coaching practice and giving and receiving on-the-spot feedback.

This particular coaching institute supports participants to help teachers use the Units of Study in Opinion, Information, and Narrative Writing. You’ll learn about how to best use and support teachers as they implement the Units of Study. The institute will help you to hone your demonstration teaching. You’ll learn to deliver efficient and engaging minilessons and small group lessons and to research and teach writers in one-on-one conferences. Participants will return home ready to demonstrate for and coach other teachers, support a wide spectrum of teachers, and use powerful methods of staff development to differentiate that support.

A large part of the institute will be devoted to studying student writing in order to find predictable patterns and needs and to ensure that students are progressing as writers within and across years. You’ll also learn from the presenters about ways to better understand writing process within the Units of Study and to support students’ independent decision making as writers. You’ll also learn how to help teachers provide individualized, responsive instruction to their writers.

Participants will include literacy coaches, principals, lead teachers, and literacy leaders from schools across the country and overseas. Those who join us will work in either first year or advanced sections. Advanced sections are based not on skill level, but on prior attendance at a previous coaching institute. The vast majority of participants will attend first year sections.

The coaching institute takes place both within New York City schools and at Teachers College.

Cost

$800/ $700 NYC DOE

Where

The coaching institutes take place both within schools across New York City and at the Teachers College campus.

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The Coaching of Reading Institute

Sunday, January 28, 2018 - Wednesday, January 31, 2018


Grade: K-8
Featuring: Amanda Hartman, Annie Taranto, Lizzie Hetzer, Celena Larkey, Shanna Schwartz, Kristin Smith, Simone Fraser, Brooke Geller, Katy Wischow, Laurie Pessah, and Mary Ehrenworth

Every year, the crown jewel of the TCRWP’s offerings is a series of two institutes designed to support coaches in work that is at the heart of TCRWP staff development. These institutes are intimate and intense, with most of the work occurring in schools. Participants receive support in methods of staff development, their coaching practice and giving and receiving on-the-spot feedback.

This particular coaching institute supports participants to help teachers use the Units of Study in Reading. You’ll learn about how to best use and support teachers as they implement the Units of Study. The institute will help you to hone your demonstration teaching. You’ll learn to deliver efficient and engaging minilessons and small group lessons and to research and teach readers in one-on-one conferences. Participants will return home ready to demonstrate for and coach other teachers, support a wide spectrum of teachers, and use powerful methods of staff development to differentiate that support.

This institute spotlights the importance of community building—of relationships, identities, personal motivation—as well as of skill development. You’ll learn about the process of guiding students and teachers as they author richly literate lives for themselves, and you’ll see ways in which the social fabric of the classroom and school can be tapped to support skill development in both fiction and nonfiction reading. You’ll watch small group work, and see ways in which kids help each other and work together, guided by their teacher and also by learning progressions and the Units of Study.

Participants will include literacy coaches, principals, lead teachers, and literacy leaders from schools across the country and overseas. Those who join us will work in either first year or advanced sections. Advanced sections are based not on skill level, but on prior attendance at a previous coaching institute. The vast majority of participants will attend first year sections.

The coaching institute takes place both within New York City schools and at Teachers College.

Cost

TBD

Where

The coaching institutes take place both within schools across New York City and at the Teachers College campus.

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