… the most exciting initiative we’ve undertaken in years. Our teachers are energized, and our students are writing and talking in ways we’ve only rarely seen in the past.
Exec. Director for Secondary Academic ServicesPlano ISD (TX)
I really like this training. I feel it gave clear, organized instruction on assessing student work and giving feedback that will drive instruction. More like this please.
TeacherOtsego Elementary, Half Hollow Hills (NY)
The strategies we learned to engage students in deeper levels of understanding with a non-literary text were invaluable.
TeacherSt. Amant High School, New Orleans (LA)
This [training] was incredibly relevant to the work being done by all the stake-holders within our district. How ironic that you touched upon the very things we have been promoting…
Coordinator of Common Core StandardsBallston Spa School District (NY)
It’s great to learn how to use close reading from primary sources. I plan to use these procedures of read, identify, search and study, and then write, in my classroom.
TeacherCupertino Unified School District (CA)
This was possibly the best [training] I have attended regarding how to implement the Common Core Standards in my classroom in a poignant, meaningful way.
TeacherNew Heights Academy Charter School (NY)
I learned so much! I plan to implement the strategies and structures right away. I love how this will set students up to write essays.
TeacherTacoma School District (WA)
I was very glad to hear such a precise explanation of what ‘close reading’ is… I’m so grateful that these trainings have put us all on the same page across the district.
InterventionistThompson School District (CO)
I am so impressed with Inquiry by Design. Thank you for the dialogue around analyzing text complexity and the thought provoking approach to teaching literacy under the Common Core State Standards.
Instructional CoachThompson School District (CO)