The Shift From Reading Workshop to Research-Aligned Curriculum

With renewed attention to concerns about the Teachers College Reading Workshop Program, many districts are considering a switch to materials that better align to reading research. Given the popularity of the workshop model with some educators, we often hear common questions about this change, including: How can I persuade teachers who are fond of the […]

Zoom Chat: Our First Social Hour

We have never needed our friends more than in 2020! Our ‘squad’ has been convening for check-ins, which have been a mix of social and professional. It always starts social, but as we get into sharing, we find ourselves swapping resources and advice which are beneficial in our work. As the community around high-quality curriculum […]

Webinar: Instruction Insights, Synchronous vs Asynchronous

When we met this summer to collaborate and swap ideas, we kept returning to the same topic: synchronous versus asynchronous. How would we optimize instruction across these two modalities, given our different (and evolving) school reopening plans? Which forms of teaching and learning were friendliest to each approach? These are essential questions as we shift […]