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Literacy Institute: Developing Stronger Readers & Writers

  • 15 February 2019
  • 08:30
  • 16 February 2019
  • 16:00
  • International School of Kenya


This is a unique opportunity for participants to learn about writing and reading practices, relevant research and its practical applications directly from the experts, as well as get feedback on how to meet the needs of Pre-K to Grade 8 students and apply research in the critical area of effective literacy instruction. Each day will begin with a keynote followed by break out sessions based on topic and /or grade levels.

KEY AUDIENCE: PK-8 teachers, teacher teams, ELL/learning support teachers/coordinators, administrators

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This institute will enable participants to discover new opportunities that lead to immediate and long range impact on improving literacy teaching and learning. Participants will experience and apply useful strategies and tools that move from simple to complex patterns of engagement and can expect to:

  • Explore, rethink and deepen their understanding of reading and writing
  • Increase conferring abilities to maximize teaching and learning
  • Develop students' skills and tools in literacy in ways that allow students to more deeply understand text
  • Develop high quality teaching points for the writing workshop


Kathy Collins is co-author with Matt Glover of the Heinemann title "I Am Reading". Kathy is the beloved author of Growing Readers as well as Reading for Real. She presents at conferences and works in schools all over the world to support teachers in developing high-quality, effective literacy instruction in the elementary school grades. Kathy has worked closely with the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project at Columbia University, and she was a first grade teacher in Brooklyn, New York.

Dan Feigelson has worked extensively in New York City schools as a teacher, staff developer, curriculum writer, principal, and local superintendent. An early member of the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project, he has led institutes, workshops and lab-sites around the world on the teaching of reading and writing. A regular presenter at national conferences, Dan is the author of Reading Projects Re-imagined: Student-Driven Conferences to Deepen Critical Thinking, and Practical Punctuation: Lessons in Rule Making and Rule Breaking in Elementary Writing. He lives in Harlem and Columbia County, New York.

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 Membership  Full Affiliate  Individual 
 Early-Bird Rate  US$ 415  US$ 435  US$ 435
 Full Registration  US$ 435  US$ 460  US$ 460

Early-Bird Date: 17th December 2018

Cancellation Date: 15th January 2019



Kirawa Road, Off Peponi Road, Kitusuru
Nairobi, Kenya 

Visa and Health

Visitors to Kenya require a visa unless they come from one of the visa exempt countries. Exempt countries include all those travelling with a passport from an East African Country. For other exempt countries see the new Kenyan Government eVisa website where you can also apply for an entry visa.

A visa MUST be obtained prior to travel. Visa cost US$51

All visitors must hold a passport valid for 6 months.


Trademark Hotel

Physical Address: Village Market, Gigiri  Nairobi

Phone No: +254 (20) 725 000/ +254  732 186 000

Single Occupancy Rate (Bed & Breakfast): US$ 135

Single Occupancy Rate (Bed Only): US$ 116

Reference: International School of Kenya

Hob House

Physical Address: Kinanda Road, Off ISK Back Road, Kitisuru, Nairobi.

Phone No: +254 717 533 860 | +254 712 922 098

Single Occupancy Rate (Bed & Breakfast): US$ 100 - 120

Booking: Make your reservation here

Airport Transfers

  • Send the Trademark Hotel your arrival/departure details to arrange for your transfers - Approximately US$ 35 - 60 per way.
  • You can book through the transfers company, ProLog Seven by sending an email to Kevin ( with your arrival/departure details - US$ 35 - 50 per way.
  • Uber is available in Kenya and you can book for your transfers on arrival through the mobile App.
  • Registered taxis are also available at the airport.

Hotel – School Transport

The Host School will provide a shuttle to pick participants from the Trademark Hotel in the morning and provide a return trip in the evening. Hob House is a few minutes' walk to ISK and you can also get a taxi to drop you off.

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