Leadership Institute: Supporting Whole School, Whole District Reform in Literacy

Wednesday, October 18 - Friday, October 20, 2017

Grade: K-8
Featuring: : Lucy Calkins, Laurie Pessah, Mary Ehrenworth, Amanda Hartman, Emily Butler Smith, Audra Robb

Please Note: The Leadership Institute is for Superintendents, Principals, and District Literacy Supervisors.

(Participants are encouraged to stay for the October 21 Saturday Reunion.)

This will be our second annual leadership conference. The principals, superintendents, and district literacy supervisors who attended the 2016-2017 Leadership Institute agreed the occasion was a milestone event, and this year’s institute promises to be even more successful. At this small, intensive institute, the TCRWP senior leaders will share what we have learned supporting thousands of school leaders as you bring reading and writing workshop and the Units of Study into the heart of your school’s curriculum, helping your school become an even more vibrant community of professional practice.

We’ll help you lead whole schools and whole districts to accelerate kids’ literacy development towards the ambitious new standards of today. You’ll learn about ways in which school leaders can create a culture of high expectations, not only among kids, but also among teachers, and about the tools, methods, traditions, and expectations that make a lasting difference. You’ll get practical help on topics such as ways to conduct learning walks and to use artifacts to assess the fidelity and potency of the reading and writing work in a building, and ways to use school-wide assessments to drive small group instruction.

As part of this workshop, you’ll be invited to visit NYC schools and to learn from school leaders who are doing the work that you are doing as well: researching, imagining, problem-solving, building infrastructure, and developing leaders. You are also encouraged to stay in NYC a day longer to participate in the TCRWP’s 93rd Saturday Reunion—a day with over 120 workshops, including many about the challenges of school leadership.

The institute gives leaders the chance to work with other leaders across the world, forming a gigantic learning community. Join this collective of school leaders in the beautiful, difficult, exhilarating work of supporting school-wide achievement in the teaching of reading and writing.


$650/ $600 NYC DOE


This institute will take place at the Teachers College campus.
Teachers College, Columbia University
525 W 120th Street
New York, NY