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Leadership Institute: Supporting Whole School, Whole District Reform in Literacy

Wednesday, October 19 - Sunday, October 23, 2016
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For the past few decades, the senior leaders at TCRWP have helped literally thousands and thousands of schools adopt the reading and writing workshop. It is important to do this in ways that support teachers working together in vibrant communities of professional practice. This small, intensive institute will provide a forum for the senior leaders at TCRWP to pass along what we have learned about school reform.

The institute will also allow you to forge your own learning community with other school leaders. You’ll be able to stand on the shoulders of others who have tackled the challenge of accelerating kids’ literacy development in ways that reach towards the ambitious new standards of today.

The emphasis will be on grades K-8 (although we acknowledge that superintendents will bring a K-12 lens). The institute will assume that you and your schools are working with Units of Study in Opinion, Information and Narrative Writing and/or with Units of Study in Teaching Reading.

You’ll learn about ways in which school leaders can create a culture of high expectations, not only among kids, but also among teachers, and about the tools, methods, traditions, and expectations that make a lasting difference. There will be practical help given on topics such as learning walks, school-wide assessments, grade-level planning and supporting strugglers.

As part of this workshop, you’ll be invited to visit a NYC school. You will also be in NYC to participate in the TCRWP’s 91st Saturday Reunion—a day with over 120 workshops, including many about the challenges of school leadership.

Join with other school leaders to begin the beautiful, difficult, exhilarating work of supporting school-wide reform in the teaching of reading and writing.


$650/$600 NYC DOE


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