Professional Development Center for Educators

Bookworms Institutes

Bookworms K-5 Reading and Writing Virtual Summer Institute 

In August 2020, new and experienced teachers attended two full-day sessions of virtual training to be immersed in the theory and practical application of the Bookworms K-5 Reading and Writing curriculum.  


These professional learning events, led by the program author Dr. Sharon Walpole and her team of coaches at the Professional Development Center for Educators, will have specific tracks open to teachers, administrators, and coaches. For the first two days, we will work with teachers who are new hires in existing Bookworms schools. We will focus on what they need to do to prepare for the first month of school. For the second two days, we will work with returning Bookworms teachers. We will focus on ways that they can enhance and improve their practice as they greet the new school year. 

Bookworms summer institutes will include two full-day sessions. A strong internet connection for full access to materials and videos is required for virtual training.

Learning Objectives

Teacher reads with a group of elementary-aged students

Teacher participants will be able to navigate the curriculum materials and implement the instructional routines in the Bookworms K-5 Reading and Writing curriculum.

Coach participants will gain a deeper understanding of the Bookworms K-5 Reading and Writing curriculum, including specific grade-level processes, and strategies for observation and feedback that build teacher competence and confidence.

Administrator participants will explore the conditions (scheduling, training, coaching and professional learning, and evaluation) that build Bookworms teacher expertise.