Coaching Institutes
12th Annual Coaching Institute: Literacy Coaching and Whole School Writing Reform
October 14th-19th, 2014
Teachers College, Columbia University
525 W 120th Street
New York, NY
(212) 678-3104

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The Teachers College Reading and Writing Project is pleased to offer the 12th Annual Coaching Institute on Literacy Coaching and Whole School Writing Reform. This intimate and intensive institute will offer educators the chance to explore TCRWP’s Common Core-aligned units of study in writing with a specific emphasis on using learning progressions and rubrics to ratchet up the level of writing instruction, as well as to ensure school-wide consistency and growth. You’ll also learn how to support a wide-spectrum of teachers, differentiating support with powerful methods of staff development, while also helping your teachers provide individualized, responsive instruction based on solid evidence of what their students can do and are ready to learn.

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.

Where: This institute will take place both within schools across New York City and at the Teachers College campus.

When: Tuesday, October 14th – Sunday, October 19th, 2014. Registration will begin at 4pm on Tuesday, October 14th. The institute falls over our annual Fall Saturday Reunion, held on October 18th, a day filled with more than 125 workshops, keynotes, and closings on numerous topics pertaining to reading and writing workshops. We encourage Coaching Institute participants to attend, but it is not a requirement.