We help teachers hone their content knowledge, classroom strategies and evolving theoretical understandings of how children learn. We are not a short-term program or canned curriculum script. Rather, we work side-by-side with educators to make sense of existing curriculum tools—helping teachers apply these tools in meaningful ways in their own inquiry-based workshops. Because many educators in the Indiana Partnership for Young Writers community have participated in our programs for 10+ years, we know this is valuable training that teachers carry with them throughout their careers.
Our teacher development services are differentiated, customized to the needs of the schools who partner with us. Support to schools has included after-school study groups, in-class coaching and demonstrations, writer-in-residence visits, district-wide summer institutes, student assessment, grant writing assistance, and many other services.