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Leading from Within: Coordinating Daily 5 and CAFÉ Assessment in K-6 Schools (SOLD OUT)

The Workshop is Sold Out


A Two-Day Seminar with "The Sisters" (Gail Boushey and Joan Moser)

Location:  The Governor Hotel in Portland, Oregon

Dates:   November 2-3   8:30 a.m. -- 3:30 p.m.

Size:  25 Participants

Cost:  $1495



Are you a literacy coach, reading specialist, curriculum coordinator or principal leading teachers who are using the Daily 5 and CAFÉ Assessment in their classrooms?

Have you read the Daily 5 and CAFÉ books,  but still have questions about how to help teachers as they make changes in their classrooms?

Are you looking for a focused and intensive seminar to give you the tools you need to assist your staff?

Welcome!  We designed the Leading from Within seminar with you in mind.

We believe change in schools that is sustained over time comes from within -- from colleagues we trust, working side by side with us as we try out a new conferring strategy, or rearrange our classroom library, or help a student set a reading goal for the first time.  If you are a leader within your school community -- the person everyone trusts to design thoughtful professional development, or coach teachers in their classrooms, then the Leading from Within workshop may help you in your work.  

This two-day workshop is designed for administrators in leadership roles at school where many teachers are using the Daily 5 and CAFÉ Assessment programs.  This small event is led by Gail Boushey and Joan Moser ("The Sisters").  We've pored over the hundreds of questions we've received from literacy coaches, curriculum coordinators, and grade-level team leaders to tailor the content, instruction, and materials to your needs.  Our goal is  help school leaders think through and plan whole staff professional development and individual support for colleagues.

We'll give you the guidance you need to help colleagues in grades K-6 at any level of experience (from novice to master teachers)  implement Daily 5 and CAFÉ in their classrooms.    Participants will leave with a DVD library of over 10 hours of classroom footage, templates, and strategies for designing multi-year in-house professional development programs.



We've strictly limited this event to 25 participants, to allow for continuous interaction with us, as well as instruction tailored to individual needs.  Participants will leave with a resource kit of DVDs and print materials valued at over $1600.

This workshop is open to educators who are full-time employees of schools or districts.   Applications will only be accepted from educators who work in schools where the Daily 5 has been used by staff for at least two years.  Applicants must also have read both the Daily 5 and CAFÉ books to participate.  



This is NOT an introductory course -- this is intensive, advanced leadership training for educators ready to take their staff to the next level in quality and consistency with Daily 5 and CAFÉ.



Please Note:  Teachers who do not lead school professional development initiatives and private consultants are not eligible to attend this event.  Due to the limited size of this seminar, no more than two participants per district will be allowed to attend.  

Topics we'll tackle include:

•    Helping new teachers launch Daily 5 and CAFÉ;
•    Scheduling professional development throughout the year;
•    Leading professional learning communities (PLCs) with a Daily 5 and CAFÉ focus;
•    Principles and practical advice for one-on-one coaching in classrooms;
•    Recordkeeping forms and templates to use in coaching and pd design;
•    The principal's role in implementing Daily 5 and CAFÉ;
•    Classroom library design and organization to support Daily 5 and CAFÉ;
•    Troubleshooting with difficult teachers; and
•    Coordinating Daily 5 and CAFÉ between classroom teachers and specialists.



Participants will receive:

1.  The Sisters Choice Literacy DVD Library, which includes  CAFÉ in the Classroom; Intermediate CAFÉ in the Classroom; Intermediate Daily 5; Simply Beautiful; Simply Beautiful Middle School Edition; Simply Organized; One Morning:  Daily 5 and CAFÉ in First Grade; The Daily 5 in Kindergarten; and the Inside Leadership DVD.  This DVD package has a retail value of over $1300.

2.  Forms and templates for literacy coaches and assessment coordinators to align recordkeeping with teacher coaching goals.

3.  Additional readings and materials for designing ongoing support and assessment.

4.  Many additional resources we depend upon in our work coaching teachers.  

5.  Two days of small-group instruction, as well as time for informal discussions with school leaders from across the country.



The cost of the seminar includes print materials, DVDs, breakfasts and snack breaks. All additional transportation, housing, and meals are the responsibility of participants.


If you are interested in participating, please fill out the application form in the link below and send it in with your payment (purchase orders, credit cards, or checks). 


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