First Year Participants at Balanced Literacy Institute:

 Participants attending these courses will experience a two part institute. In the morning, they will spend time in a large group session learning about the history, philosophy, structures and methods required to implement a daily balanced literacy approach to teaching in their classrooms.  In the afternoon, participants will spend time in a grade level specific section experiencing the work first-hand as readers and writers, and secondly as teachers, as they learn to transfer their first-hand experience directly into strategic curriculum design.  Please select a course for the anticipated level you will teach next year (or the level at which your students perform). 


Click here to REGISTER for First Year Balanced Literacy Participant

How to Register:

IN 2015-2016 I anticipate teaching grade:  (select ONLY 1)

Beginning Sessions Kinder – 8th

Course A          BEG Kinder

Course B          BEG 1st

Course C          BEG 2nd

Course D           BEG 3rd

Course E          BEG 4th

Course F          BEG 5th & Middle School

Print out the confirmation and bring it with you on Day 1 to complete your registration.

Considerations in taking first year courses:

First time attending a Growing Educators summer institute


Attended a Growing Educators summer institute, but did not have the chance to implement a consistent balanced literacy approach.


Teaching in a new grade level span


In a new leadership role in supporting educators


Would like a refresher course

Helpful Tips for choosing your grade level

Q:  What if I teach a multi-age combination class?

A: We suggest you select a grade level you’d like to learn more about or that represents the anticipated average level of student ability in your classroom. 

Q: What if I’ve attended a Growing Educators Summer institute in the past?

A:  Welcome back!  If you’d like a refresher course, or you anticipate teaching a NEW grade level next year, we suggest you study in a “New Participant” course.


Click here to REGISTER for First Year Balanced Literacy Participant


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