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Small Group and Conferring Institute in Reading and Writing

Monday, February 20 - Thursday, February 23, 2017

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The Teachers College Reading and Writing Project is thrilled to offer the first ever Small Group and Conferring Institute in Reading and Writing for grades K-8. This institute is designed to help you make your small-group work and conferring more efficient and more powerful. The institute will help you support students in the ways they need most, targeting instruction so that it is aligned to each particular learner. It will help you learn ways to make responsive teaching an everyday and easy part of your repertoire. To do this, you will learn transferable structures and methods that you can use over and over to support students with a variety of different skills across reading and writing.

You’ll also learn how to gather data that informs your conferring and small groups (including strategy groups, book clubs, guided reading groups, and shared and interactive writing groups). You will learn ways to keep your teaching brief, develop strategies to get kids actively involved during small groups, and learn how to coach towards greater independence. You’ll learn how to use existing tools to support small groups and conferences and to develop new tools targeted to students’ specific needs. You’ll explore replicable cycles of small group work that can help all students strengthen their skills and have opportunities to work independently.


$800/$700 NYC DOE


This institute will take place at the Teachers College campus.
Teachers College, Columbia University
525 W 120th Street
New York, NY

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