Join members of the TLAC team to prepare to deliver excellent training on the design and implementation of the Reading Reconsidered Curriculum. This practice-intensive workshop provides instructional leaders and teachers with the tools to deliver high quality training and to drive results. Our workshops include cycles of video study and reflection, technique study, and practice. We model engagement techniques by using Everybody Writes, Turn and Talk, and Cold Call with adult learners.
The Reading Reconsidered Curriculum is designed to build and reinforce knowledge to support comprehension and deeper analysis of rigorous texts in grades 5-8. The Reading Reconsidered Curriculum Training will support teachers’ and leaders’ use of knowledge building tools within the curriculum including embedded nonfiction, embellishments, knowledge organizers, and retrieval practice. Participants in each session will study how to effectively teach new vocabulary before reading and how to reinforce vocabulary acquisition during reading. Participants will also explore the different ways of reading including Read Aloud, FASE Reading, and Accountable Independent Reading and how to build a positive culture around the shared reading of book length texts. Participants will learn three primary types of writing incorporated in the curriculum: formative, developmental and summative writing, and how to use student writing to facilitate meaningful and rigorous classroom discussion. Throughout the course of the five sessions, participants will consider ways to effectively Check for Understanding and best practices for lesson preparation.
Participants will leave with a deeper understanding of the cognitive science research that supports the Reading Reconsidered Curriculum and they will consider ways to implement the academic systems and curriculum elements in their own classrooms.
- Introduce you to the Reading Reconsidered curriculum and its components
- Share ideas around best practices for preparation and implementation
- To model (we hope!) techniques and ideas for designing and leading trainings back at your schools
Our remote workshop series is broken up into five 90-minute sessions conducted on Zoom. The following shows our most frequent remote workshop line-up, though again, we may modify the order and focus of each day, dependent on our group’s needs, timing, and facilitator decisions.
October 16, 2023, 3:00pm-4:30pm (EST) – Session 1-Our Approach to Curriculum
October 17, 2023, 3:00pm-4:30pm (EST) – Session 2-Knowledge and Vocabulary
October 18, 2023, 3:00pm-4:30pm (EST) – Session 3-Reading
October 19, 2023, 3:00pm-4:30pm (EST) – Session 4-Writing
October 20, 2023, 3:00pm-4:30pm (EST) – Session 5-Discussion and Lesson Prep
NOTE: Please be aware that this will be an interactive session for all participants. We will ask you to be visible on your cameras and to participate by discussing with colleagues, sharing responses (sometimes in writing) to videos and reflection questions, and practicing.
TRAIN THE TRAINER:
- In our Train the Trainer model, we prepare instructional leaders and school leadership teams to deliver training on the Reading Reconsidered curriculum back at their schools.
- Throughout the training, instructional leaders have opportunities to reflect and plan how they might turnkey specific content and practice, and they experience a model for PD delivery they can use back on their own campuses.
- Schools typically send a team of two to four instructional leaders and/or lead teachers and teachers in order to have several key team members responsible for turnkeying the work back at their campuses.
YOU WILL RECEIVE:
Schools will have the option to purchase the Implementation Toolkit License. The school leader will receive a link to download copies of all workshop materials, as well as additional training materials, including:
- A fully scripted PowerPoint deck used in the workshop
- All video clips shown and talking points for each clip
Training Fee: $500 per person – $100 non-refundable deposit due upon registration (deposit will be applied to the final invoice)
Optional: $500 per school Implementation Toolkit License