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).
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.
For multiple registrations, pay by check, or PO please email us directly at: firstname.lastname@example.org