Reader’s and Writer’s Workshop

Conference at ISC - August 2019
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Growing international school literacy through the Readers and Writers Workshop

How do you sustain and grow ambitious literacy work with a transitory staff?  Even more complex, how do you do this in a bilingual setting?

Join us for a literacy leadership conference tailored for international-school-specific needs. Learn what’s working around the world,  understand the literacy trends impacting global practice, and begin the year with powerful plans for literacy instruction.

Conference Features

  1. Developing a common framework K-10
  2. Complementing our English balanced literacy work in our host country language classes
  3. Customizing an approach to workshop that ‘fits’ your culture
  4. Developing systems for sustainability in transitory teaching populations
  5. Using workshop in the PP-10 to build foundations to support  the Diploma Years Program
  6. Explore the philosophy of reading and writing workshop
  7. Learn how reading and writing workshop fit in a suite of balanced literacy
  8. See demonstrations of lessons in classrooms with real students
  9. Learn how to support ELL students throughout the workshop
  10. Explore elements of good feedback; tailoring instruction for small groups and individuals
  11. Learn tips for scheduled balanced literacy in your day – TIME!

Meet the Experts

Erin Kent

Erin Kent consults with international schools across Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and the Americas. She helps teachers and administrators grow customized approaches to K-8 literacy that fit an international school’s context while holding tight to research-based literacy essentials. Erin taught literacy for many years before becoming a literacy coach and then P-12 Director of Curriculum and Instruction. Erin has spoken many times at Columbia University Teachers College in NYC and at international conferences on reading/ writing workshop methodology, literacy coaching, curriculum development, and literacy leadership.

Tonya Gilchrist

Tonya Gilchrist is an internationally experienced educator, presenter, instructional coach, and curriculum specialist. She currently serves as a Literacy Coach and MYP Language and Literature teacher at Tokyo International School in Japan.  Tonya earned her Masters Degree in Educational Leadership from Hong Kong University. She also holds an IB Certificate in Leadership Practice and an IB Advanced Certificate in Leadership Research. She specializes in helping schools around the world amplify inquiry across Readers and Writers Workshops. She also works with schools to support them in effectively utilizing the workshop model in host country languages.

Conference Fees

AASSA Member

August 27 to 30 – US$ 400 

August 26 to 30 – US$ 500    coaches/leaders/administrators only

Non-AASSA Member

August 27 to 30 – US$ 500 

August 26 to 30 – US$ 650    coaches/leaders/administrators only

*Please check VISA requirements for visiting Brazil. A tourist VISA may apply. 

O ISC reserva um número de vagas para escolas públicas em Curitiba. Clique ao lado para aplicar para uma vaga sem custo.

Where to Stay

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

Single Room: R$ 245.00 + 5% tax
Double Room: R$ 294.00 + 5% tax
*Breakfast and internet included. **A free shuttle to the conference is provided by the Hotel for 20+ booked rooms.

For bookings, please email fernanda.garcia@bourbon.com.br or call +55 41 3221-4700 between 8 am and 6 pm.

Rooms are available on a first come, first serve basis. Be mindful to inform that you are participating in the Reader’s and Writer’s Workshop Conference of the International School of Curitiba to get this special price.

Hotel Confiance

Rio by Bourbon Curitiba Batel is offering a special deal for the Reader’s and Writer’s Workshop Conference participants:

Single Room: R$ 192.00 + 5% tax
Double Room: R$ 247.00 + 5% tax
*Breakfast and internet included.

For bookings please email

curitibabatel@riohotelbybourbon.com.br

Rooms are available on a first come, first serve basis. Be mindful to inform that you are participating in the Reader’s and Writer’s Workshop Conference of the International School of Curitiba to get this special price.

Hotel Confiance

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

Single or Double Room: R$ 169.00 + 5% tax
Triple Room: R$ 235.00 + 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

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ISC is a center of excellence on Reader’s and Writer’s Workshop,

supported by the US State Department and AASSA Institute.