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MAIS AERO Literacy Cohort
Teachers as Literacy Leaders Cohort (Grades 6-12)

Dr. Mary Ehrenworth, Deputy Director, Teachers College Reading and  Writing Project, Columbia University

Registration and Fees

Rates include tuition, lunches, snacks/coffee, and transportation to/from the hotel.

  • MAIS Member school $200 US Dollars // 185€ Euros

  • Non-MAIS Member School: $310 US Dollars // 275€ Euros

  • Participants must commit to attending all four sessions.


  • Session 1: November 4 - 5, 2017, Valencia, Spain

This session has concluded.


  • Session 2:  April 12-13, 2018, Madrid, Spain

This session has concluded.


  • Session 3:
    November 8 - 9, 2018 in Dubai

This session has concluded.

  • Session 4:
    April 25-27, 2019- Madrid, Spain



Teachers as Literacy Leaders (Grades 6-12)

In this multi-day workshop, Dr. Mary Ehrenworth of Teachers College, Columbia University, will work with teachers on methods and practices of teachers leaders.  We will focus particularly on literacy, and mostly (but not entirely) on workshop methods that lead students to be more powerful and more passionate readers and writers in a twelfth grade AP or IB class or in a sixth grade English Language Arts Classroom.  


Some of the work we’ll tackle together will include: 


·       Studying student writing to democratize teacher knowledge of writing

·       Norming student writing using shared tools

·       Teacher demonstration skills 

·       Creating structures, methods, and toolkits for conferring and small group work

·       Becoming adept at demonstration, inquiry, and guided practice methods

·       Close reading skills for fiction and nonfiction

·       Raising the level of discourse in a classroom and a school

·       Implementing parent workshops to increase family support for literacy

·       High-level planning within coherent units of study

·       Leadership and coaching techniques for increasing knowledge and cohesion                  among adults 


This cohort will best serve teachers and coaches in classrooms and schools that are deeply engaged in literacy work and are either familiar with or eager to study the work of The Teachers College Reading and Writing Project at Columbia University.  Participants also need to commit to meeting three times across the year.   


Presenter Biography


Mary Ehrenworth, Ed.D., is Deputy Director of the TCRWP. Mary is author and co-author of many articles and books, including The Power of Grammar; Pathways to the Common Core; and many titles in the Units of Study in Reading and Writing. She works with schools and districts around the globe, and is a frequent keynote speaker at Project events and national and international conferences.

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