Readers' Workshop (2-8)

January 14 & 15, 2020

Facilitator: Stephanie Leonard Witte

$299  |  8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

See more details on our July 20-22, 2020 Readers' Workshop session here.

This institute will provide educators with the information necessary to implement a Writers’ Workshop inclusive of all learners for students in grades 2-8. Time will be provided for participants to engage in the writing of mini lessons and to practice the art of conferring. The following topics will be covered throughout the institute. 


  • Workshop Overview & Balanced Literacy

  • Conferring

  • Introduction to Text Complexity

  • Strategy Groups

  • Anecdotal Notes

  • Mini-Lessons

  • Units of Study

  • Mentor Texts

  • Anchor Charts



“This workshop was beyond what I could’ve asked for! This was explicit in the fact that we dove right into the instruction and we were able to apply it ourselves.”

Sam, Whitnall


Stephanie Leonard-Witte has been an educator for the past 28 years in Ohio, Indiana, Colorado and Wisconsin. She is the Assistant Superintendent for the Continuous Improvement of Teaching, Learning and Equity for the Sun Prairie Area School District. Stephanie facilitates professional development in all areas of teaching and learning 4K through 12th grade in the lake country area and beyond. Her educational passion revolves around all areas of literacy with an emphasis on digital literacy and the universal design of instruction to include all learners in the general education classroom. Stephanie holds two masters’ degrees and is currently working on her PhD at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. She is a certified educational coach and has attended numerous institutes held by the Columbia Teachers College Reading and Writing Project.

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