Teachers and other literacy professionals seeking to support the teaching model outlined in The Next Step Forward in Guided Reading.
Two full days of professional development, hands-on training, a wealth of supporting materials, and breakout sessions for classroom and intervention teachers. An optional third day features content for coaches and literacy coordinators. Lunch is included each day.
$685 per person for the two-day Institute, plus $285 for optional third day. Discounts for multiple teachers from a single district.
Includes Beginner Steps, Managing the Primary Classroom
During Guided Reading, and Whole-Class Mini Lessons
Includes Supporting Struggling Readers
and Matching Books to the Comprehension Focus
Must complete two-day Institute in order to attend. Additional fees apply.
Breakout sessions will be chosen based on popular demand. Participants will rank their preferred breakout sessions during registration.
THE CLOSEST AIRPORT is Bradley International Airport (BDL), located in Windsor Locks, CT. This airport is approximately 55 minutes from the Institute site.
TRAVEL FROM AIRPORT: Rental cars are available near the airport via complimentary shuttle service.
SHUTTLE FROM AIRPORT: Valley Transporter (valleytransporter.com) is the recommended shuttle service. You must call ahead to make a reservation once you know your flight details. This service generally costs $53 per person (one-way) and is the least expensive shuttle option.
For your convenience, hotel rooms and dorm-room suites are available at the following two locations:
HOTEL UMASS: Located in the same building as the Institute
Daily rate: $129 (includes continental breakfast, high-speed wireless Internet access, and use of the nearby gym)
Reservation method: Please call 877.822.2110 to reserve your room by June 29, 2018; reference group code GR118C
NORTH RESIDENCE HALL: Located a 10-minute walk from the Institute
Daily rate: $65 (The North Residential Area contains suite-like air-conditioned apartments. Each apartment includes four single bedrooms, two full bathrooms, and a shared living room/kitchen area. Linens are included.)
Reservation method: Please use https://umass.irisregistration.com/Site/PVB to reserve your room by June 29, 2018