We have staples when it comes to workshop instruction that allow educators to engage learners and stay sharp. We work with our member districts to set dates (and design new workshops). If you would like to schedule a workshop get in touch with our director, Ruth Ayres.

2020-2021 Scheduled Workshops

Workshop Goes Virtual: Part 1

NEW in 2020-2021! If you’re thinking about moving your literacy instruction virtually, then you’ll want to join this online workshop to consider the key components of workshop in a remote setting. 

Each session includes a screencast, resources and a comment forum for reflection. Sessions released periodically September through December.

Free to Consortium members.

Non-members click here to inquire about pricing.

Virtual One-On-One Coaching

This online course will help you develop new tools and strategies for remote conferring and coaching with teachers. Content is curated from Choice Literacy that you can adapt for use in virtual coaching. You’ll also have a chance to share your experience in the comments section, offering support and collecting ideas from literacy coaches all of the country tackling the same challenges.

Free to Consortium members after November 1.

Non-members click here to purchase.

Workshop Goes Virtual: Part 2

NEW in 2020-2021! If you’re thinking about moving your literacy instruction virtually, then you’ll want to join this online workshop to consider the key components of workshop in a remote setting.

Each session includes a screencast, resources and a comment forum for reflection. Sessions released periodically January through April.

Free to Consortium members.

Non-members click here to inquire about pricing.

Enticing Hard-to-Reach Writers Online Book Club

https://ruthayreswrites.teachable.com/p/enticing-writers-book-clubJoin others as we dive into Ruth Ayres’ most recent book. This book club has three meetings with videos by Ruth that dive into the content of Enticing Hard-to-Reach Writers. There is a reading schedule, resources for working with hard-to-reach writers and a rich discussion forum in the comment stream of each session.

Free to Consortium members.

Non-members click here to purchase.

Workshops available by request.

Routines & Procedures for Workshop Teaching

In a world where we can find anything on the internet, there is still the art of teaching that can only be learned through developing strong core beliefs and honing understanding of classroom management. This BRAND NEW workshop takes a look at key workshop procedures based on brain science and instructional practices. 

Contact Ruth if you are interested in hosting this training. We’ll work with you to set the date.

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Barbara Boggs was in public education for 34 years, serving as an elementary teacher, instructional coach, and Coordinator of Professional Learning. She now works for the Northeast Literacy Council.

Tammy Taylor has worn many hats in education, but always keeps her focus on helping students grow. She has been a primary teacher, writing coach, college professor, and is currently a consultant for the Northeast Literacy Council and the Indiana Writing Project.

Beginning Writing Workshop

This workshop has been a staple since the beginning of the consortium. Updated for today’s educators needs! Meet in a traditional workshop setting for the initial training, and see a live demo. Part 2 is a self-paced web-based course. Follow-up emails from Ruth are part of this course.

Contact Ruth if you are interested in hosting this training. We’ll work with you to set the date.

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Ruth Ayres is the director of The Lead Learners Consortium and editor of Choice Literacy. She has been a seventh grade language arts teacher, high school English teacher, district writing coach and instructional coach. She writes many books and articles about teaching writers.

Beginning Reading Workshop

We’ve tailored this workshop give a brief overview of the essential components in Part 1. Part 2 is an online self-paced course. Instructor support is available through email or video conferring. Special acknowledgements are noted for K-5 needs.

Contact Ruth if you are interested in hosting this training. We’ll work with you to set the date.

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Inga Omondi is an EL instructional coach and technology coach at Tippecanoe Valley School District. She has served as an elementary teacher, reading specialist, and instructional coach.

Beginning Reading-Writing Workshop in Middle School

This NEW workshop is our best advice on how to build and maintain a reading-writing workshop in middle school. We set the stage by acknowledging the unique needs of young adolescents and reminding ourselves of the way their brains are wired. We share structures, routines, choices and resources to empower students to read with understanding and write in meaningful and powerful ways.

Contact Ruth if you are interested in hosting this training. We’ll work with you to set the date.

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Holly Wenning is a secondary instructional coach at Southwest Allen County Schools. She has also served as a secondary literacy coordinator and high school English teacher.

Ruth Ayres is the director of The Lead Learners Consortium and editor of Choice Literacy. She has been a seventh grade language arts teacher, high school English teacher, district writing coach and instructional coach. She writes many books and articles about teaching writers.


Engaging Secondary Readers

Designed just for 6-12 ELA classes, this workshop focuses on engaging secondary readers through independent reading and book clubs. Instructors are Ruth Ayres and classroom teacher, June Yazel.



Contact Ruth if you are interested in hosting this training. We’ll work with you to set the date.

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June Yazel is a high school English teacher and has worn many hats as a secondary educator. She works for Tippecanoe Valley School Corporation.

Ruth Ayres is the director of The Lead Learners consortium and the editor of Choice Literacy. She has been a middle school language arts teacher, high school English teacher, district writing coach and instructional coach. She writes many books and articles about teaching writers.

Getting Started with Number Talks

Patti Newman and Lori Hochstetler have designed a training to provide the importance of number talks and everything you need to get started. Observe, reflect and debrief on live demos of number talks in every grade, K-5.

Contact Ruth if you are interested in hosting this training. We’ll work with Patti and Lori for availability.

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