Reader’s and Writer’s Workshop

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Reader’s and Writer’s Workshop are proven approaches to learning to be a reader and a writer. A K-8 workshop approach to literacy ensures that students experience engaging, relevant, challenging instruction in reading and writing year after year. The cumulative effects of a school’s choice to align K-8 boosts student achievement and engagement, nurturing students who read and write well, and love to read and write.

The intention of this conference is to provide our AASSA region with an outstanding professional development opportunity with a clear literacy focus. International Reader’s and Writer’s Workshop trainer, Erin Kent, will lead many sessions and support master teachers in growing reader’s and writer’s workshop in an international school setting. Erin’s sessions will include small group workshops as well as lab-site experiences in actual classrooms with international school students. Participants will leave with a deeper understanding of the philosophy and practices of Reader’s and Writer’s Workshop, guidance in choosing and using curricular resources such as the TCRWP units of study, and tips on making workshop teaching thrive in an international school context. The collaboration between educators of varying experience provides rich dialogue focused instructional practices. Networks developed here will support our ongoing learning and implementation at our home schools in the AASSA region.

THE CONFERENCE

This one day intensive workshop is designed for administrators, coaches, curriculum coordinators, and teacher leaders throughout South America. Collaboration will focus on providing support for schools implementing or growing an international K-8 workshop approach to literacy instruction.

    This 2 day intensive workshop is designed for educators who will be implementing an international K-8 writing workshop approach within their classrooms. Participants will collaborate with master workshop teachers to model mini lessons, confer with young writers, lead strategy groups, and assess growth through the use of rubrics and learning progressions. Discussions and debriefing will be focused around making workshop teaching effective, authentic, and meaningful. One day will be devoted to direct work with students.

    This two day intensive workshop focuses on the latest thinking around the instruction of K-8 reading within an international workshop model. Teachers will collaborate with master teachers to develop and implement effective strategies for incorporating Reader’s Workshop into their classrooms. Topics to be addressed include: conducting effective reading conferences, assessing growth during independent reading time, creating engaging classroom libraries, and facilitating small group reading instruction.

    *Please check VISA requirements for Brazil.

    Erin Kent

    Erin Lillis Kent is an international literacy consultant with schools in Brazil, Singapore, Japan, Korea, Hong Kong, the Philippines, Vietnam, Switzerland, the U.A.E., the U.S.A., and China.

    Erin helps teachers and administrators grow customized approaches to K-8 balanced literacy that fit an international school’s unique context while holding tight to research-based literacy essentials.

    Erin taught literacy for many years in urban, independent and international schools before becoming a literacy coach and then P-12 Director of Curriculum and Instruction where she led a team of 13 instructional coaches and advised K-12 administrators on establishing data-based academic initiatives.

    Erin has spoken regularly at Columbia University Teachers College and at international conferences on reading/writing workshop methodology, literacy coaching, curriculum development, and literacy leadership.

    Contact Information: erinlilliskent@gmail.com

    Conference Fees

    AASSA Member

    Promotional Price – U$ 200 (R$ 665)

    Regular Price – U$ 350 (R$ 830)

    Non-AASSA Member

    Promotional Price – U$ 250 (R$ 1160)

    Regular Price – U$ 400 (R$ 1330)

    *For Brazilian Public School teachers only

    Where to Stay

    Hotel Confiance is offering a special deal for the Reader’s and Writer’s Workshop Conference participants:

    Single or Double Room: R$ 159.00 + 5% tax
    Triple Room: R$ 223.00 + 5% tax
    *Breakfast and internet included.
    Car parking: R$ 17.00

    Free shuttle will be provided from Hotel Confiance to the conference.

    Make your reservation here: +55 41 3051-2383. Rooms are available on a first come, first serve basis.

    Do not forget to inform that you are participating in the Reader’s and Writer’s Workshop Conference of the International School of Curitiba to receive the discount. 

    Hotel Confiance

    Where to Stay

    Hotel Confiance is offering a special deal for the Reader’s and Writer’s Workshop Conference participants:

    Single or Double Room: R$ 159.00 + 5% tax
    Triple Room: R$ 223.00 + 5% tax
    *Breakfast and internet included.
    Car parking: R$ 17.00

    Free shuttle will be provided from Hotel Confiance to the conference.

    Make your reservation here: +55 41 3051-2383. Rooms are available on a first come, first serve basis.

    Do not forget to inform that you are participating in the Reader’s and Writer’s Workshop Conference of the International School of Curitiba to receive the discount. 

    Hotel Confiance