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Reading Reconsidered, February, 2019


Reading Reconsidered, February, 2019

Reading Reconsidered: Rigorous Literacy Instruction  Train the Trainer Workshop February 7-8, 2019
By providing concrete techniques teachers can use immediately, this workshop tackles two of today’s most urgent challenges: the new more rigorous Common Core and SAT standards as well as the distinct demands of closing the achievement gap in literacy.  Join Doug Lemov and the Teach Like a Champion Team to learn our most up-to-date guidance on reading as described in Reading Reconsidered: Rigorous Literacy Instruction in the Common Core Era.  This practice-intensive workshop provides instructional leaders with the tools to deliver high quality literacy training and to help drive results.   

An understanding of a variety of instructional techniques that support students in becoming college ready readers
A framework for analyzing text complexity and selecting texts beyond Lexile levels
Practice activities that broaden and strengthen teachers’ capacity to lead literacy instruction in English Language Arts and across all content areas
Access to over 50 clips and analysis talking points that demonstrate Reading Reconsidered techniques in action 


Close Reading—Techniques for teaching students how to unpack and analyze meaning in texts that are above their comfort level
Knowledge Building and Embedding Non-Fiction—The importance of knowledge and its role in reading, tools to support knowledge building and how to ensure reading non-fiction is engaging to students and useful in reducing the knowledge deficit
Vocabulary—How to effectively teach new vocabulary and how to reinforce vocabulary acquisition during reading 
Writing for Reading—How to leverage the synergies between reading and writing to prepare students to be excellent writers as well as readers
Maximizing Road Miles—The amount of reading students do, through a balance of oral and silent reading 

Schools that purchase the license will receive a link to download copies of all workshop materials, as well as additional training materials, including: 

Full description of all techniques, methods, and practice activities covered in the training
PowerPoint deck used in the workshop
All video clips shown and talking points for each clip
Additional clips with complete talking points
Lesson plans for school-wide and individual PD activities to help leaders train teachers
Aligned coaching tools and other materials to maximize teacher development 

Our workshops are a “Train the Trainer” model. We typically recommend this workshop for teachers, literacy specialists, and leaders grades 2-12. Schools usually send a team of two to five instructional leaders and teachers.  

Workshop Attendance Fee: $1,000.00 per person for 2 full days of training (includes breakfast and lunch). Note: A $200.00 non-refundable deposit per person is required to register
Site License Fee: $1,000.00 per school for materials (optional)
Optional License Upgrade Fee: $300.00 license upgrade fee for returning schools who previously purchased the license for Reading Reconsidered (optional) 

The Desmond, 660 Albany Shaker Rd, Albany, NY 12211 

Day 1: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Day 2: 8:00 am – 3:45 pm 

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