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Multi-Day Institute:
Create Your Vision: Getting Started with Fountas & Pinnell Classroom (FPC)

Presented by Irene Fountas and Gay Su Pinnell

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Create Your Vision: Getting Started With Fountas & Pinnell Classroom™ (Grades K–2)

Fountas & Pinnell Classroom™ is a first-of-its-kind, cohesive system for high-quality classroom–based literacy instruction. This new system, developed by master educators and best-selling authors Irene C. Fountas and Gay Su Pinnell, is designed to change the landscape of reading instruction and to ensure the right of every student to lead a literate life.

Agenda*: July 31 - August 3, 2017

In this interactive four-day institute, the authors will present their vision to lift students' literacy learning through authentic experiences in reading, thinking, talking, and writing.

  • Whole-class instruction will be presented through the instructional contexts of Interactive Read-Aloud, Reading Minilessons, Shared Reading, and Phonics/Spelling/Word Study lessons.
  • Small-group instruction will be presented through the contexts of Guided Reading and Book Clubs.
  • Individual instruction will be presented through the context of Independent Reading, Conferring, and Writing About Reading.

Throughout this intensive institute, Fountas and Pinnell will show how these instructional contexts work together to develop coherence in the literacy learning of every student across the grades.

Built in to each day will be an opportunity for administrators to have a breakout session with the authors to focus on administrator and leadership needs in implementing an ambitious vision for improving student outcomes.

Learning Goals:

At the four-day institute, participants will:

  • develop an understanding of the values and vision that underpin Fountas & Pinnell Classroom
  • develop an understanding of what reading proficiency looks like
  • explore how readers integrate systems of strategic actions to support readers as they process text and think within, beyond, and about texts
  • explore how to observe students and identify teaching goals through the use of The Fountas & Pinnell Literacy Continuum
  • develop an understanding of the need for and strength of whole-class, small-group, and individualized instruction
  • explore the various texts that comprise Fountas & Pinnell Classroom
  • explore the instructional components that comprise Fountas & Pinnell Classroom™: Interactive Read-Aloud, Guided Reading, Shared Reading, Independent Reading, Book Clubs, Reading Minilessons, and Phonics/Spelling/Word Study
  • begin to develop a plan for the school/district to implement Fountas & Pinnell Classroom™, and identify priority classroom goals for the start of the new school year.

* Agenda subject to change.

Who Should Attend?

Successful implementation of Fountas & Pinnell Classroom™ depends on strong leadership at the district and school level as well as knowledgeable teachers within the classroom. With this in mind, we strongly recommend your school or district send a team to this institute.

The team could include:

  • School and district level administrators
  • Classroom teachers
  • Literacy teachers, Title 1 teachers, Reading Specialists
  • Literacy coaches and staff development personnel who support classroom teachers.

NOTE: All individual educators and teams that are interested in learning more about Fountas & Pinnell Classroom™ are encouraged to attend. This Multi-Day Institute is an excellent opportunity to explore the components that comprise Fountas & Pinnell Classroom™.

Pricing Information

The cost of this institute is $1350.00 per person and includes the following:

  • a handout collection designed specifically for this institute
  • three professional books: The Fountas & Pinnell Literacy Continuum, Guided Reading, and The Fountas & Pinnell Comprehensive Phonics, Spelling, and Word Study Guide
  • breakfast each day, and lunch on each full day
  • a personalized certificate of attendance with a value of 1.7 CEU credits or 17.5 class participation hours.

For a group of three or more registering for the same session at the same time, we offer a group rate of $1200.00 per person.

Upcoming Dates & Locations

07/31/2017-08/03/2017 - Baltimore, MD

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Availability: Available When: 07/31/2017 - 08/03/2017 Where:
Sheraton Inner Harbor Hotel
300 S. Charles St.
Baltimore, MD 21201
Special Room Rates:
Single: $199.00
Double: $199.00
(You must mention you are attending a Heinemann event.)
Reservation Phone: +(800)325-3535
Reservations must be made by 07/10/2017.
Closest Airport: Baltimore/Washington International Airport

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