Units of Study
Implementation and Professional Development Options
Across the Country
Each year, the Reading and Writing Project and Heinemann offer several one-day workshops for teachers and administrators. These off-site seminars are held in selected locations across the country and focus on Units of Study for Teaching Reading and Writing. The workshops are delivered by TCRWP leaders and are open enrollment events.
At Teachers College
Multi-Day Institutes at Teachers College
Teachers College offers eight institutes each year. Each of these is led by teacher-educators from the project, with other world-renowned experts joining as well. Institutes include keynotes, small- and large-group sections, and sometimes work in exemplar schools.
- Summer Institutes on the Teaching of Reading and Writing
- Literacy Coaching Institutes on the Teaching of Reading and Writing
- Content Area Institute
- Argumentation Institute
The Project offers several different types of day long events across the year. Our ever-growing-in-attendance, free-to-all, twice-a-year Saturday Reunions take place at Teachers College and include more than a 140 open enrollment, one-hour workshops designed to support educators' teaching of literacy for grades K-8 as well as keynotes and closings given by favorite authors of children's and professional literature. The Project also offers a series of over 150 one-day workshops for teachers and administrators held at Teachers College which focus on topics such as reading, writing, phonics, content-area literacy, data-based assessments and so forth. These TCRWP workshops are tailored to specific grade levels, K-8 and are staffed by TCRWP leader as well as national literacy leaders. TCRWP workshops are available to schools who receive our on-site staff development.
In Your School or District
Units of Study Days
Through a one-day intensive session, teachers can get started unpacking the series' components, grasping the big picture of effective workshop teaching, and gaining an understanding of how to integrate assessment into the curriculum.
Contact Judith Chin, Coordinator of Strategic Development
Multi-Day Institute for 40–300 educators
Invite a Reading and Writing Project Staff Developer to work in your school or district, helping a cohort of educators to teach reading and/or writing well. Host a
Homegrown Institute for writing instruction, reading instruction, or content literacy. Tailored to your district's needs, the instruction and materials are specialized for K-2, 3-5 or 6-8 sections.
Contact Kathy Neville, Executive Administrator
Topics include planning for large-scale implementation, establishing assessments across the school or district, learning from walk-throughs, designing in-house staff development, and instituting cross-grade alignment.
Online from TCRWP
Dozens of live-from-the classroom videos let you eavesdrop on Lucy and her colleagues' instruction in literacy workshop classrooms. These clips model the minilessons, conferences, and shares you will engage in as you teach the units of study.
Units of Study for Teaching Reading Video Orientations
This fast-paced, nuts-and-bolts help directly from Lucy and her colleagues from the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project aims to give you the best possible start using the new series.
The Project posts important and useful resources throughout the year, including examples of student work.
On Wednesdays from 7:30—8:30 P.M. EST join TCRWP and our colleagues for live chat sessions on topics supporting literacy instruction.
Follow them at @TCRWP or search #TCRWP.