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The Writing 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 writing, units of study in writing workshop, helping students write well about reading, genre studies in reading and writing memoir, poetry and short fiction, the importance of assessment-based instruction, methods of holding our students accountable for doing their best work, using literature to help students craft their writing, and classroom structures that support inquiry and collaboration.
REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT
The noncredit registration fee for this institute is $700.00. 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.
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Carl Anderson is the author of Assessing Writers and How’s It Going? A Practical Guide to Conferring with Student Writers. His latest project is a book series: Strategic Writing Conferences: Smart Conversations That Move Young Writers Forward.
Lucy Calkins, Founding Director of the TCRWP, is the author or co-author of 40+ 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. Her foundational texts include The Art of Teaching Reading, The Art of Teaching Writing, and Units of Study for Teaching Reading, Grades 3-5. Calkins is the Robinson Professor of Children’s Literature at Teachers College, Columbia University where she co-directs the Literacy Specialist Program.
Colleen Cruz, senior lead staff developer at the TCRWP, is the author of Independent Writing—One Teacher, Thirty-Two Needs, Topics and Plans and co-author of The Art of Informational Writing, Grade 3, and The Arc of Story: Writing Realistic Fiction, Grade 4, in Units of Study in Opinion, Information, and Narrative Writing.
Ralph Fletcher, is the author of over a score of books, including professional literature such as Teaching the Qualities of Writing and Mentor Author, Mentor Texts. He has written books for children including Fig Pudding, Hello, Harvest Moon, Guy-Write and anthologies of poetry.
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, Kindergarten, and Lessons from the Masters: Improving Narrative Craft, Grade 2, in Units of Study in Opinion, Information, and Narrative Writing.
Chris Lehman, a lead staff developer for the TCRWP, is co-author with Lucy Calkins and Mary Ehrenworth of Pathways to the Common Core: Accelerating Achievement. He is also the author of A Quick Guide to Reviving Disengaged Writers, 5-8 and of the recently released Energize Research Reading and Writing.
Pam Muñoz Ryan, has written over thirty books for young people including the award-winning Esperanza Rising, as well as Riding Freedom, Paint the Wind, and The Dreamer. She is the recipient of the Civil and Human Rights Award from the NEA, of the Virginia Hamilton Award for Multicultural Literature, and of the Willa Cather Literacy Award for writing.