The presentation was great—hands on, clear, timely, and relevant. The presenter was very skilled.
Rita BrownDirector of Teaching and LearningOur Lady of Visitation (OH)

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.

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

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

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

Unlearning the Deficit Approach to Student Writing.

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Working and Writing Across Informational Texts

Support the use of multiple, high-demand texts and student writing across sources.

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Faces of the Essay

Support student writers in crafting compelling arguments.

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Text Complexity and Struggling Readers

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

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Writing Across Multiple Texts: The Role of Intertextual Studies Within CCSS

A focus on rigorous text-based instruction that emphasizes integrated reading, writing, and discussion within and across complex informational sources.

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Teaching as Apprenticeship: Text and Task Progressions and the CCSS

Highlighting Inquiry By Design’s unique apprenticeship approach to meeting CCSS requirements for English language arts.

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Close Reading in Science and Social Studies

These workshops are specifically designed to help science and social studies teachers understand and develop text-based close reading lessons to support the work described in the Common Core State Standards.

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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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