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Toolkits to Support Small Group Work in Reading and Writing

Jan 27 - Jan 29
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Dates: Monday, January 27, 2025 - Wednesday, January 29, 2025

Time: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM ET

Location: Online, via Zoom

Who Should Attend: Grades K-8 teachers, coaches, and school leaders

Cost: $700 per person

This institute will provide you with high-leverage small groups that you can use and adapt to provide responsive instruction that accelerates your students’ progress towards crystal clear goals. By the end of the institute, you’ll have a toolkit ready to use to make your teaching more concrete, responsive, and efficient. When you have a rich toolkit of resources on hand and an armload of tried-and-true formats for small groups, teaching responsively becomes vastly easier. 

In this institute, you will:

  • Learn the all-important work of studying your own students’ reading and writing and determining responsive assessment-based ways to move them forward. 

  • Study the architecture of small groups through role play, modeling, and coaching to finesse the delivery of small groups when you return to your classrooms. 

  • Learn to use universal screeners, standardized test scores, and formative assessments to set goals with and for students, and you’ll learn to use your knowledge of research and reading development, as well as levels of phonics and text complexity, to identify the decoding, fluency, comprehension, and reading habits all children need.

  • Learn to use rubrics, checklists, and benchmark texts to locate where your students fall in writing development progressions and then draw on grab-and-go small groups with confidence and ease. 

  • Gain powerful insights into the standards-based skills that pose special challenges and work to develop pathways of progress that lead to success with these skills, and think about lean and accessible ways to scaffold student progress.

  • Leave feeling equipped to support your classrooms' wide range of learners and provide differentiated instruction.