This is a literacy professional development event for teachers working with PreK–1 students, featuring Matt Glover.
June 25–28, 2013 (Tuesday–Friday)
Institute Speakers: Matt Glover and Lesley University Primary Faculty
After an inspiring opening day with Matt Glover, you will have a template for planning a unit of study that helps your students learn how to write from writers. You will learn how to notice students strengths as writers, provide effective writing conferences, use mentor texts, and select teaching points that move your writers forward. You will also explore the role of interactive writing and shared writing in expanding your students' development as writers. As part of this practical institute, you will design a unit with your colleagues and take it with you to use as a model for creating future writing units.
Matt Glover is a full time educational consultant and co-author with Mary Alice Berry of Projecting Possibilities for Writers (Heinemann). He is the author of Engaging Young Writers and co-author with Katie Wood Ray of Already Ready and Watch Katie and Matt…Sit Down and Teach Up,
a video enhanced ebook that combines video and text to examine
conferring with young writers. A nationally-known literacy consultant,
Matt is a frequent presenter at conferences and in school districts on
topics related to nurturing writers and supporting children’s
intellectual growth and development. Matt has been an educator for over
20 years, including 12 years as the principal and instructional leader
of Creekside Early Childhood School. Matt lives in Cincinnati, Ohio,
with his wife and four children.
Required Texts and Materials
CostThis institute can be taken for noncredit, or two or three graduate credits.
Full List of Literacy Professional Development on CampusThe Effective Literacy Coach TrainingLeveled Literacy Intervention TrainingGraduate CoursesEarly Literacy InstituteSummer Literacy InstituteSchool Leaders SeminarOn-Site Literacy Professional Development at Your School
Center for Reading Recovery and Literacy Collaborative
Melissa Fasten, Project Manager
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When you attend one of our institutes, courses, or conferences, you will receive a certificate of attendance which you can then turn into Professional Development Points (PDPs) in your school district.
Learn more about earning PDPs [pdf].