Jul
25
to Jul 28

2017 Summer Institute on the Teaching of Writing

Institutes are courses for all educators including classroom teachers, coaches, school administrators, teaching assistants and literacy specialists who are beginning their journey as teachers or are experienced educators. Spending time together in a learning community allows educators to think about theory, pedagogy and teacher learning through their own literacy immersion.  *LAUSD Salary Points Available*  (ex.  8:30am - 2:30pm)   


Who and What: Educators interested in spending 4 days with Growing Educators to learn more about teaching Writer's Workshop.


Where: Dana Middle School (Wiseburn)

When: July 25-28, 8:15am - 2:30pm daily

Registration: $775

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Jun
20
to Jun 23

2017 Balanced Literacy & Reading Summer Institute

  • Harry Bridges Span School (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Institutes are courses for all educators including classroom teachers, coaches, school administrators, teaching assistants and literacy specialists who are beginning their journey as teachers or are experienced educators. Spending time together in a learning community allows educators to think about theory, pedagogy and teacher learning through their own literacy immersion.  *LAUSD Salary Points Available*  (ex.  8:30am- 2:30pm)   


Who and What: Educators interested in spending 4 days with Growing Educators to learn more about Balanced Literacy


Where: Harry Bridges Span School

When: June 20-23, 8:15am - 2:30pm daily

Registration: $775

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Apr
11
8:00 AM08:00

Spring: Smart Start for Reading Conference

Join us in thinking about strategic teaching of reading for the spring semester. Participants will choose one course to study from 8:30 - 12 with members of the Growing Educators team.

Cost:  $99/educator

Grades K-8 = An Overview of a Balanced Literacy Classroom for Language Learners
Grades K-5 = Project Based Learning
Grades K-8 = No More Busy Work! Classroom Libraries are the Key to Differentiation
Grades K-8 = Essentials of Guided Reading

 

Schedule:

8:00 AM Doors Open

8:00 - 8:30 AM Registration, Sign-In & Coffee and Light Breakfast

8:30 - 12:00 PM Welcome and Sessions

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Apr
10
8:00 AM08:00

Spring: Smart Start for Writing Conference

Join us in thinking about the teaching of writing for the spring semester. Participants will choose one course to study from 8:30 - 12 with members of the Growing Educators team.

Cost:  $99/educator

Grades K-8 = Technology Integration in a Balanced Literacy Classroom
Grades K-2=Planning an Opinion Unit of Study in Writing Workshop
Grades K-3 = Strategic Word Play & Phonics Instruction in a Balanced Literacy Classroom
Grades K-3 = Teaching to Research & Write In Science
Grades 3-8 Writing = Planning a Unit of Study in the Opinion

Schedule:

8:00 AM Doors Open

8:00 - 8:30 AM Registration, Sign-In & Coffee and Light Breakfast

8:30 - 12:00 PM Welcome and Sessions

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Jan
28
8:00 AM08:00

SMART START CONFERENCE

Join us as we continue to explore building student identity through knowing our students as readers and writers. 

Cost:  $99/educator

Session 1:  Grades 3-8 Strategic Test Prep

Session 2:  Grades K-8 Guided Reading

Session 3:  Grades K-2 Introductory Overview Writing Workshop for Emergent Writers

Session 4:  Grades 3-8 Introductory Overview of Writing Workshop for Upper Grade Writers

Schedule:

8:00 AM Doors Open

8:00 - 8:30 AM Registration, Sign-In & Coffee and Light Breakfast

8:30 - 12:00 PM Welcome and Sessions

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Jan
5
to Jan 6

2017 Writing Workshop Winter Institute

  • South Park Elementary School (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Please join us for two days of professional study in the teaching of informational writing in a Writing Workshop classroom. The institute is designed to offer foundational courses for educators interested in starting Writing Workshop and intermediate courses for educators who are already implementing a consistent Writing Workshop approach in their classrooms.

Cost:  $250/educator

Discounted Price if registered by Saturday, Dec 5, 2016: $175.00

Courses:

 

 

  • Introductory Course: Grades 3-8 Foundational Overview
  • Specialty Course: Grades 3-8 Research Essay Unit of Study
  • Specialty Course: Grades 4-8 Literary Essay
  • Introductory Course: Grades K-2 Foundational Overview
  • Specialty Course: Grades K-3 Word Study
  • Specialty Course: Grades K-8 Differentiation Through Conferring
  • Specialty Course: Grades K-8 Project Based Learning
  • Specialty Course: Grades K-8 Standards Based Instruction

 

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Jan
3
to Jan 4

2017 Balanced Literacy Winter Institute

  • South Park Elementary School (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Please join us for two days of professional study in the teaching of informational reading in a Balanced Literacy classroom. The institute is designed to offer foundational courses for educators interested in starting Balanced Literacy and intermediate courses for educators who are already implementing a consistent Balanced Literacy approach in their classrooms.

Cost:  $250/educator

Discounted Price if registered by Saturday, Dec 3, 2016: $175.00

Courses:

  • Introductory Course Grades 3-8 Foundational Reading Overview
  • Introductory Course: Grades K-2 Foundational Reading Overview
  • Specialty Course: Grades K-8 Guided Reading
  • Specialty Course: Grades K-8 Standards-Driven Instruction in a Balanced Literacy Classroom
  • Specialty Course: Grades3-8 Teaching Research Through Read-Aloud and Notebooks
  • Specialty Course: Grades 2-8 Shared Reading

 

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Nov
5
8:00 AM08:00

SMART START CONFERENCE - A closer look at assessing students through running records

  • Washington Primary Center, LAUSD (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join us as we continue to explore building student identity through knowing our students as readers and writers. 

Cost:  $99/educator


Session 1:  A Closer Look at Running Records:  Administration & Analsyis for Targeted Teaching
Session 2:  Teaching the K-2 Writing Process
Session 3:  Teaching the 3-8 Writing Process

Agenda:
8 - 8:30 = Welcome, Coffee & Sign In
8:30 - 11:30 = Sessions
11:30 - 12 = Wrap Up

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Oct
1
8:00 AM08:00

SMART START Conference - Building strategic classroom libraries to support students engagement, confidence, stamina and reading volume!

Rate - $99.00

Building Classroom Libraries

Learn how strategically designed classroom libraries can help us engage our adolescent readers in creating a reading identity and independent reading plan that honors their individuality.

OR

Launching Writing Workshop

This workshop provides a basic overview of writing workshop as an integral part of a Balanced Literacy classroom. Learn the nuts and bolts of launching the year with routines and rituals so that our youngest writers are empowered to tell and write their stories.

 

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Aug
8
to Aug 10

2016 Smart Start Conferences

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Early Bird - $75.00 per session by June 13

Regular Rate - $99.00 per session after June 13 and at the door


LAUNCHING WRITING WORKSHOP
AUGUST 8
8:00 - 11:30am

Paseo Elementary School, LAUSD
7751 Paseo Del Rey
Playa Del Rey, CA  90293

  • Overview of Writing Workshop in a Balanced Literacy philosophy
  • Think about yearlong curriculum design with text types & genre studies
  • Plan the launch unit in Writing Workshop
  • Experience the writing process firsthand

LAUNCHING LEVELED READING
AUGUST 9th
8:00 - 11:30 am

South Park Elementary School, LAUSD
8510 Towne Ave.
Los Angeles, CA  90003

  • Overview of a Balanced Literacy philosophy
  • Assessing Readers
  • Organizing your classroom environment & building classroom libraries
  • Plan the launch unit of reading workshop

WORD STUDY
AUGUST 10
8:00 - 11:30am

Angeles Mesa Elementary School, LAUSD
2611 West 52nd St.
Los Angeles, CA  90043

  • Overview of a Balanced Literacy philosophy
  • Experience the components of a Balanced Literacy day and how they support the foundational skills
  • Strategically plan for this 15 minutes of daily strategy work as a pathway to accuracy, fluency, vocabulary, comprehension & foundational skills

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Jul
26
to Jul 29

2016 Summer Institute on the Teaching of Writing Workshop

  • Harry Bridges Span School (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Institutes are courses for all educators including classroom teachers, coaches, school administrators, teaching assistants and literacy specialists who are beginning their journey as teachers or are experienced educators. Spending time together in a learning community allows educators to think about theory, pedagogy and teacher learning through their own literacy immersion.  *LAUSD Salary Points Available*  (ex.  8:30am - 2:30pm)   


Who and What: Educators interested in spending 4 days with Growing Educators to learn more about teaching Writer's Workshop.


Where: Harry Bridges Span School

When: July 26-29, 8:15am - 2:30pm daily


Registration: $750

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Jun
21
to Jun 24

2016 Summer Institute on the Teaching of Balanced Literacy

  • Harry Bridges Span School (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Institutes are courses for all educators including classroom teachers, coaches, school administrators, teaching assistants and literacy specialists who are beginning their journey as teachers or are experienced educators. Spending time together in a learning community allows educators to think about theory, pedagogy and teacher learning through their own literacy immersion.  *LAUSD Salary Points Available*  (ex.  8:30am- 2:30pm)   


Who and What: Educators interested in spending 4 days with Growing Educators to learn more about Balanced Literacy


Where: Harry Bridges Span School

When: June 21-24, 8:15am - 2:30pm daily 


Registration: $750

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2016 Spring One Day Institute
Mar
28
8:30 AM08:30

2016 Spring One Day Institute

Come join us for a one-day conference to launch your Opinion Writing Unit or Overview of Balanced Literacy through Informational Reading!


Who and What: Educators interested in learning about Opinion Writing or Balanced Literacy 


Where: LAUSD ESC West

When: March 28, 8:30-11:30                                                                                                     


Registration: $80.00 (ESC West LAUSD Teachers please register as such and not as General)

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