Staff Development: Reading and Writing

Support for Remote Literacy Learning & Teaching

Because we know teaching remotely is different but filled with possibility, because we know K-12 teachers deserve quality professional learning, because we have a history of remote learning and quality professional development, OWP offers custom-designed professional learning delivered in remote or blended formats and focused on both literacy learning and remote teaching practices.

Remote Instruction Content

  • Remote Learning Pedagogy
  • Lesson Design (Flipped, Blended & Remote)
  • Models of Remote Instruction, Engagement & Discussion
  • Experiential Learning  w/ Literacy Standards
  • Remote Literacy Tools
  • Guided Lesson Adaptation (single lessons or workshop)

Remote Design & Structure

Choose from:
  • Synchronous (live with OWP)
  • Asynchronous (guided by OWP but completed remotely)
  • Flex (choice/ combination)
Choose from:
  • Whole group,
    Mixed grade levels,
  • Small groups (departments, contents, grade levels), Coaching
Choose from: Full day, half day, hourly

Remote Learning Series

Sample Series:

Day 1: Moving Instruction Online, Maintaining Core Beliefs, Experiential Lesson

Day 2: Lesson Design ,Tech Tools for Literacy Instruction and Engagement

Day 3: Lesson Sequencing & Guided Lesson Creation

Each day involves a combination of synchronous and asynchronous work time.

Customized Learning

OWP leaders work alongside administrators and teachers to custom design professional learning packages based on specific goals and needs. OWP professional development sessions work toward student improvement in all areas of literacy and student success in college and career standards and consistently receive excellent ratings and results in classrooms and school districts throughout Ohio

Customized Structures

  • Whole school or cross grade and subject level
  • Department Sessions
  • Grade or Content Area Sessions
  • Small Group Consultation
  • Classroom Demo Lessons
  • Instructional Coaching
  • Guided Book Study
  • Lesson or Unit Studies
  • Professional Learning Communities
  • Early Release Series
  • Virtual PD Sessions
  • Guided Planning

Customized Topics

  • Analysis
  • Assessment and Grading
  • Content Area Literacy
  • Creating Text Sets
  • Grammar and Conventions
  • Literacy Standards
  • Mentor Texts
  • Narrative, Argument, Informative
  • Prompted Writing
  • Raising Writing Quality
  • Reading Strategies
  • Research 
  • Response to Literature
  • Teaching and Learning Online
  • Unit Planning
  • Vocabulary
  • Writing Craft/Revision
  • Writing or Reading Workshop

Staff Development Cost

On-site custom inservice: $1650 full day | $350 per hour 

Multi-year plan: Varies by design

Contracts of 5 days or more will include 3 summer workshop credits at no cost.

Participant Comments

“Our decades long partnership with the Ohio Writing Project has borne fruit not only in building a strong culture of literacy among our educators but more so in changing our practices that advance our students’ learning and literacy skills. We consider the faculty of the Ohio Writing Project our trusted partners who have joined with us on our journey to make a significant and positive difference in the lives of each child we serve.”

–Administrator, Oak Hills Local SD

“I wish we met more times a year because I get so much out of it, and it helps me grow as a teacher.”

–Teacher, Sycamore Community SD