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Coaching Institutes

The Coaching of Writing Institute

Sunday, January 22, 2017 - Wednesday, January 25, 2017

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Every year, the crown jewel of the TCRWP’s offerings are two institutes that are designed to support coaches in doing the sort of work that is at the heart of the work that TCRWP staff developers do. These sought-after institutes (one in reading and one in writing) are intimate and intensive, with most of the work occurring in schools. Participants are given opportunities to receive on-the-spot feedback and support in methods of staff development.

This particular coaching institute supports participants to help teachers use the Units of Study in Information, Opinion and Narrative Writing. There is a special emphasis on helping teaching make potent use of mentor texts, learning progressions and rubrics to ratchet up the level of writing instruction and to ensure school-wide consistency.

Who

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 not based on skill level, but rather on specific qualifications detailed on the following page. The vast majority of participants—a group that will include professors, experienced literacy coaches, and principals—will attend first year sections.

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

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Sunday, October 23, 2016 - Wednesday, October 26, 2016

The 16th Annual Coaching Institute on the Teaching of Reading and School Wide Implementation of Units of Study offers educators the chance to study the TCRWP’s methods of staff development.

The institute spotlights the importance of community building—of relationships, identities, personal motivation —as well as of skill development. You’ll learn about efforts to give students agency and independence as they author richly literate lives for themselves, and you’ll see ways in which the social fabric of the classroom can be tapped to support skill development. You’ll watch small group work, and see ways in which kids help each other and discover the power of learning progressions. Above all, you’ll learn new ways to to accelerate reading development.

Reform happens in classrooms and schools simultaneously. You will learn how to facilitate school-wide consistency and rigor while supporting a wide spectrum of teachers, both novice and experienced. You’ll learn ways to of help teachers provide responsive, evidence-based instruction in fiction and nonfiction reading.

Who

Participants will include literacy coaches, principals, lead teachers, and literacy leaders from schools throughout the world. 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.

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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