July Reading Institute

Sunday, June 29 - Thursday, July 3, 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.

Mary Ehrenworth

Mary Ehrenworth, Deputy Director for Middle Schools at the TCRWP, is coauthor of Pathways to the Common Core; The Power of Grammar; and titles in Units of Study for Teaching Reading and for Teaching of Writing. She is also coauthor of the new Investigative Journalism and Position Papers: Research and Argument.

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.

Jacqueline Woodson

Jacqueline Woodson is author of the Coretta Scott King Award winning Miracle’s Boys, as well as her Newbery Honor titles After Tupac & D Foster, Feathers and Show Way. She received the Margaret A. Edwards Award for Lifetime Achievement in 2005 and is the United States nominee for the 2014 Hans Christian Andersen Award.