August Reading Institute
Monday, August 11 - Friday, August 15, 2014
Teachers College, Columbia University
525 W 120th Street
New York, NY
(212) 678-3104

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The Reading 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 reading, units of study in reading workshop, comprehension strategy instruction, the importance of assessment-based instruction, the role of the read-aloud book, methods of holding our students accountable for doing their best work, helping students grow ideas about literature, 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.

David Booth

David Booth, a world renowned leader in language development, is the author of many professional books including, Reading Doesn’t Matter Anymore, The Literacy Principle, Guiding the Reading Process, and Even Hockey Players Read, and Professor Emeritus in Education at the University of Toronto. David is one of the TCRWP’s all-time beloved speakers.

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.

Kathy Collins

Kathy Collins, a former TCRWP staff member and beloved keynote speaker, is the author of Growing Readers: Units of Study in the Primary Classroom and Reading for Real: Teach Students to Read with Power, Intention and Joy in K-3 Classrooms. Kathy has been a primary level teacher, a coach, and an adjunct instructor.

Nell Duke

Nell Duke is author and co-author of numerous journal articles and book chapters as well as the books Reading and Writing Informational Text in the Primary Grades: Research-Based Practices; Literacy and the Youngest Learner: Best Practices for Educators of Children from Birth to Five; and her most recent book, Reading and Writing Genre with Purpose in K–8 Classrooms.

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.

Donalyn Miller

Donalyn Miller is author of The Book Whisperer and Reading in the Wild. She currently facilitates the blog, The Nerdy Book Club and co-writes a monthly column for Scholastic’s Principal-to-Principal Newsletter. Her articles have appeared in publications such as The Reading Teacher, Educational Leadership, and The Washington Post.

Kate Roberts

Kate Roberts, Lead Staff Developer at the TCRWP, is co-author of Falling in Love with Close Reading: Lessons for Analyzing Texts - and Life and the new Literary Essays: From Character to Compare/Contrast and Literary Essays: Analyzing Craft and Theme.

Kathleen Tolan

Kathleen Tolan, Senior Deputy Director of the TCRWP, is co-author of several books in Units of Study for Teaching Reading and for Teaching Writing including, The Literary Essay: Writing About Fiction, and the new Literary Essays: From Character to Compare/Contrast.