I appreciate the skill focus of the Inquiry by Design presentations and constantly try to transfer the basis of such ideas to non-dialogically normed courses.
Kim BolsterAssistant PrincipalBallston Spa School District (NY)

Our workshops help educators get smarter about current issues related to teaching and learning in English language arts and disciplinary literacy in content areas such as science and social studies. Our workshops address a wide range of challenges, such as aligning reading and writing work with Common Core assessments in English language arts, working with complex texts, and effective use of text and task progressions.

Participants leave our workshops energized about teaching and learning and with a clearer understanding of what standards-aligned, student-centered instruction looks like in the classroom.

Click on the workshop titles below for more details.

Text Complexity and Struggling Readers

Support struggling readers to access, comprehend, and write about complex texts.

Oakland, CA | November 3, 2016
Orange County, CA | November 10, 2016

Denver, CO | February 2017
New York City, NY | April 2017

Faces of the Essay

Support student writers in crafting compelling arguments.

Los Angeles, CA |
 November 8, 2016
Olympia, WA | April 2017

Writing Across the Types

A focus on the distinctions across the types of writing emphasized by the CCSS, including narrative, exposition, and argument.

Bend, OR | November 10, 2016

Studying Arguments and Teacher Feedback: A Strengths-Based Approach to Writing and Grading

Unlearning the Deficit Approach to Student Writing.

Colorado Springs, CO | February 2017
Portland, OR | February 2017

Inquiry-Based Reading, Writing, and Revision: Moving Beyond the First Draft

Support student revision and the craft of writing authentic text-based arguments.

Eugene, OR | February 2017

Bring a Workshop to Your Area

We would love to bring a workshop to your school or district. Check the topic(s) of interest and submit your information in the form below. We will get back in touch with you. (Click workshop title for a detailed description of topics.)

 Assessment Institutes (PARCC and Smarter Balanced)
 Writing in the Era of Common Core
 Writing for College and Career Readiness (Texas)
 Working with Complex Texts
 Apprenticing Literacy Across the Disciplines
 Teaching as Apprenticeship: Text and Task Progressions and the CCSS
 Teaching as Apprenticeship: Text and Task Progressions and the TEKS
 Close Reading in the Content Area

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