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  • Summer Institute for Teachers

    Registration is now open!

    In this weeklong institute, early childhood teachers rethink their reading and writing practices in light of new research trends. Join a community of teachers committed to thinking deeply about best literacy practices and bring home hundreds of classroom ideas.

    Learn more about the Summer Institute.

  • Early Literacy Leadership Academy

    Thanks to a generous gift from Phillips 66 School Literacy and Culture is excited to announce an innovative new program designed to create early childhood teacher leaders. Professional development costs for the 40 teachers selected to participate in the three year program will be covered by the gift.  

    Learn more about the Early Literacy Leadership Academy.

  • OWL Lab

    The Rice Oral & Written Language Laboratory (OWL Lab) is an ancillary classroom for pre-K students at Gabriela Mistral Center for Early Childhood. The OWL Lab enables more than 400 children and their teachers to interact with two teacher leaders recognized for their contributions to the early literacy field.

    See the OWL lab in action. 

  • Lots of Resources to Share

    We're proud to offer teachers and parents a variety of resources from teacher ideasbook recomendations from Amazon and research

  • Writing Across the Curriculum

    Two institutes will provide early childhood and elementary teachers opportunities to discover fresh, effective writing activities and techniques that span the genres. Two sections will be offered: one for early childhood teachers (PreK-1st) and one for elementary teachers (2nd-4th).

    Date: Wednesday-Friday, July 8-10

    Learn more about Writing Across the Curriculum.

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