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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.
Billy Collins, renowned United States Poet Laureate 2001-2003, has published eight collections of poetry, including Questions About Angels, Picnic, Lightning, and most recently Horoscopes for the Dead. His poems have appeared in a variety of periodicals including The New Yorker, The Paris Review, and The American Scholar, and is a Guggenheim fellow and a New York Public Library “Literary Lion.”
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.
Mary Ehrenworth, Deputy Director for Middle Schools at the TCRWP, is the co-author of Pathways to the Common Core; The Power of Grammar; and titles in Units of Study for Teaching Reading, Grades 3-5. She is co-author of From Scenes to Series: Writing Fiction, Grade 1, and The Research-Based Argument Essay, Grade 5, in Units of Study in Opinion, Information, and Narrative Writing.
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.
Patricia MacLachlan is the Newbery Award winning author of Sarah, Plain and Tall, which also received the School Library Journal’s Best Books of the Year and The New York Times Notable Children’s Books of the Year designation. Her more than 20 acclaimed picture books and novels for children include Who Loves Me?, Arthur, for the Very First Time, Edward’s Eyes, and Your Moon, My Moon. She also teaches a course on children’s literature at Smith College.
Tony Wagner is the author of the critically important book, The Global Achievement Gap: Why Even Our Best Schools Don’t Teach the New Survival Skills Our Children Need—and What We Can Do About It. His other titles include: Change Leadership: A Practical Guide to Transforming Our Schools, Making the Grade: Reinventing America’s Schools,and the recently released Creating Innovators: The Making of Young People Who Will Change the World.
Sarah Weeks is an award-winning author of more than fifty picture books and novels including the bestselling novel, So B. It. Two of her most recent contributions are Mac and Cheese and Pie. Sarah is an adjunct faculty member at the New School and a founding member of ART, a traveling troupe of authors who perform reader’s theatre across the country.