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Glasscock School of Continuing Studies

Summer Institute for Teachers

Summer Institute participants gather in front of Rice's Lovett Hall.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. Participants in our Classroom Storytelling Project are encouraged to enroll in the Summer Institute, which reinforces and deepens the learning of the school-year sessions.

Topics include:

  • Translating cutting edge reading and writing research into classroom practice
  • Making the most of children’s storytelling, dictation, and dramatization
  • Developing effective strategies for teaching alphabet and print knowledge, phonological awareness and other essential literacy skills
  • Considering the big picture of early education: teacher/child relationships, self-regulation, socio-moral development and more
  • Bridging the gap between children’s’ homes and school cultures

Registration for our 21st annual Summer Institute for Teachers opens Monday, February 20!

Where: Rice University
Who Should Attend: Early childhood teachers (toddlers through first grade), administrators, literacy coaches, etc.
Dates: Tuesday, July 18–Friday, July 21 or Monday, July 24–Thursday, July 27
Registration: $845 by March 10; $945 after March 10
Group Registration (4 or more registering from the same school): $795 each by March 10; $895 each after March 10

Week 1: Tuesday, July 18 - Friday, July 21

Register for Week 1

Week 2: Monday, July 24 - Thursday, July 27

Register for Week 2

Contact us at slc@rice.edu or 713.348.5333 for more information.

Please note: CPEs are available for purchase through Rice University; please see option at online registration. Reasonably-priced dormitory-style housing may be available on the Rice campus for out-of-town registrants. Please call our office if you are interested at 713-348-5333.