Homegrown Institutes are 4-5 consecutive days of on-site professional development tailored to the priorities and goals of a school or district. These institutes:
Are flexible by design and planned in collaboration with school leaders to understand priorities and goals.
Bring together educators—as few as 12 or as many as 800—in a community of study around the teaching of reading, writing, or phonics.
Typically consist of one Staff Developer for every 30 participants.
Are usually four days, Monday-Thursday, with an optional fifth day focused on a special topic or on support for literacy leaders.
Frequently requested topics include:
The Essentials of Teaching Writing or Reading
Small Groups and Toolkits to Accelerate Growth in Reading (or Writing)
Small Groups and Conferences that Make a Dramatic Difference
Rebalancing Balanced Literacy: Integrate Science of Reading into Your K-2 Reading Workshop
Using (and Writing) Decodable Texts to Support Early Readers
Foundational Reading in the Upper-Grades: Supporting Phonics, Comprehension, and Fluency
Book Clubs Support Analytical Reading and Writing about Reading
Using Goals, Learning Targets and Success Criteria to Invigorate Instruction and Align Within and Cross Grade Skill Development
Location: On-site or virtual
Contact Us to Apply for Services
More districts request Homegrown institutes than we can staff, so reserve your homegrown institute as early as possible.