Chicago Literacy Group's 5th Annual Summer Institutes

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Registration + Payment Deadline:
Friday, June 23, 2017

The Chicago Literacy Group (CLG) is excited to offer its 5th Annual SUMMER INSTITUTES! The offerings are designed to meet the needs of all teachers, regardless of grade level or experience.

Institute 1: Foundations of the READING Workshop + Unit 1 Planning

This two-day Institute is designed for the teacher who is new to reading workshop teaching, has never attended a CLG's Foundations Institute before, and/or would like support in planning for Unit 1.

Dates: July 11-12, 2017
Time: 9 am - 3 pm
Location: Highcrest Middle School, 569 Hunter Road, Wilmette, IL 60091
Required Materials: Must own and bring a full set of the Units of Study for Teaching Reading by Lucy Calkins.
Fee:  $250

**The K-2 section of Institute 1 is now closed, as it is at full capacity. **

Institute 2: Foundations of the WRITING Workshop + Unit 1 Planning

This two-day Institute is designed for the teacher who is new to writing workshop teaching, has never attended a CLG's Foundations Institute before, and/or would like support in planning for Unit 1.

Dates: July 13-14, 2017
Time: 9 am - 3 pm
Location: Highcrest Middle School, 569 Hunter Road, Wilmette, IL 60091
Required Materials: Must own and bring a full set of the Units of Study in Opinion, Information, and Narrative Writing by Lucy Calkins.
Fee:  $250 

**The K-2 section of Institute 1 is now closed, as it is at full capacity. **

Institute 3: Building Strong Comprehension Skills Through Interactive Read Aloud

This one-day Institute is designed for teachers who want to teach students to think critically and talk collaboratively about fiction texts.

Date: July 17, 2017
Time: 9 am - 3 pm
Location: Highcrest Middle School, 569 Hunter Road, Wilmette, IL 60091
Required Materials:  None
Fee:  $125

Institute 4: Efficient + Effective Small-Group Teaching in READING Workshop

This two-day Institute is designed for teachers who want to dig deeply into how to use small-group instruction to develop stronger independent readers.

Dates: July 18-19, 2017
Time: 9 am - 3 pm
Location: Highcrest Middle School, 569 Hunter Road, Wilmette, IL 60091
Required Materials:  None
Fee: 
$250

**The K-2 section and 3-5 section of Institute 4 is now closed, as it is at full capacity. **

Institute 5: Efficient + Effective Small-Group Teaching in WRITING Workshop

This two-day Institute is designed for teachers who want to dig deeply into how to use small-group instruction to develop stronger independent writers.

Dates: July 20-21, 2017
Time: 9 am - 3 pm
Location: Highcrest Middle School, 569 Hunter Road, Wilmette, IL 60091
Required Materials:  None
Fee:  $250

Register NOW!

Registration + Payment Deadline:
Friday, June 23, 2017

 

Teacher Feedback from Previous Summer Institutes:

You two are fantastic! You are knowledgeable, positive, and inspiring. You understand that teaching is challenging and change is the only constant. You deliver information in a way that is accessible and manageable.

What worked? EVERYTHING! Carissa you are absolutely fabulous and so gifted and talented at what you do. You can tell you have a true passion for it as well and it shines through! I have never learned so much, had so many "ah ha" moments, or had so much fun at a workshop!

Carissa is so engaging, and clearly presents the work in a way that is clear and concise. She is truly a master of her craft and I love learning from her!

Fabulous PD. I'm fired up to teaching writing this school year!

It was by far the best writing professional development seminar I have attended!

Maria did a wonderful job presenting. She is extremely knowledgeable and very friendly.

I greatly appreciate the professionalism and knowledge of both literacy coaches, Maria and Carissa. They are an invaluable asset to me as a teacher, as well as to my school!!

This was a fabulous three days, and I'm thrilled to have been able to get to participate. Maria, you've made me so excited to start the literacy workshop in my classroom this year!

I love Maria and Carissa and the resources they provide for me as a teacher and teacher leader in my building. Going into my third year with CLG, I felt very confident about planning.