Lee Elementary School teacher, Leslie Ryan, shares how she sets up the structures and expectations that make her classroom workshop run smoothly for students with a variety of academic and behavioral strengths and needs. The accompanying viewers' guide provides additional information about the workshop approach to instruction and questions and considerations for using the video in teacher professional development.
In this video (viewable in three parts), teacher Sarah Blanusa pilots the readers' workshop approach to teaching with her 9th grade class. Students work on comprehension strategies through independent reading and book talks. The attached viewers' guide provides additional information about readers' workshop and suggestions for using the video in teacher professional development.
A teacher at the Jackson-Mann Elementary School organizes her classroom as a “workshop” to teach reading, writing, and math, and this lesson was part of an introductory unit, “Reading is Thinking,” designed and used by the second grade team. During this unit, Ms. Ahearn did a series of read alouds to model comprehension strategies readers use. At the time of this video, students had just begun to take part in conversations about their own thinking.
The accompanying viewers' guide offers additional information about the workshop approach to instruction and questions and considerations for using the video in teacher professional development.
An independent evaluation of a pilot project using the Developmental Studies Center's Making Meaning curriculum to support reading comprehension within workshop instruction in a small group of schools.
An In-Depth Look at CCL and Workshop Instruction in a Sample of Effective Practice Schools
Boston Plan for Excellence
Interviews and observations on the implementation of Collaborative Coaching and Learning (CCL), the school-based professional development model later adopted by the district for all schools, during its pilot year.