Weeklong Institutes

School Literacy and Culture offers institutes during the summer. These weeklong programs provide early childhood and elementary teachers the opportunity to refocus skills, learn the latest research and obtain hands-on experience with contemporary best practices in early childhood literacy education.

Summer Institute for Teachers

July 16-19, 2018

In this weeklong institute, early childhood teachers rethink their reading and writing practices in light of new research trends. Join a community of teachers committed to thinking deeply about best literacy practices and bring home hundreds of classroom ideas. Participants in our Classroom Storytelling Project are encouraged to enroll in this Summer Institute, which reinforces and deepens the learning of the school-year sessions.

Topics include:

  • Translating cutting edge reading and writing research into classroom practice
  • Making the most of children’s storytelling, dictation, and dramatization
  • Developing effective strategies for teaching alphabet and print knowledge, phonological awareness and other essential literacy skills
  • Considering the big picture of early education: teacher/child relationships, self-regulation, socio-moral development and more
  • Bridging the gap between childrens’ homes and school cultures.

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