Planning 180 Days with Penny Kittle

 designing units of instruction that
engage and empower adolescents

March 6 & 7, 2019

Registration Fees: 

Registration fees include two full days with Penny Kittle and a catered coffee break and lunch each day.

  • Early Bird Registration (deadline December 31, 2018): $350+GST
  • General Registration (deadline February 15th, 2019):  $375+GST
  • Save on Group Registrations:
    • Register 10 participants for only $3,250+GST (save $250)
    • Register 15 participants for only $4,750+GST (save $500)


  • Radisson Hotel, Saskatoon (405 20th Street East)
  • This hotel is located along the beautiful South Saskatchewan River in downtown Saskatoon.


Moving students beyond compliant reading and writing and into engaged reading and writing takes focused planning. How can we create a volume of practice that improves reading, writing, speaking and listening? We will study a balance of opportunities for students to demonstrate independence and increased proficiency across a lesson, a unit, and a year.

Participants---with colleagues--- are encouraged to bring curriculum maps. We will consider classroom structures that place volume, choice, modeling, and feedback at the center of our instruction. Participants will work with myself and fellow colleagues to: 

  • create reading and writing maps for the school year
  • collect engaging seeds for writers’ notebooks
  • practice modeling revision moves that improve a text
  • plan book clubs centered on essential questions and select books across a range of complexity
  • organize Thought Logs to invite students to generate thinking in response to their reading
  • create opportunities for digital composition across the school year
  • design practices to improve reading fluency, poetry performance, and TED-talk style presentations
  • find sentences, passages, and whole texts that will mentor our students in specific writing craft and editing moves across genres
  • design assessments that ask students to cite evidence of their learning  

Target Audience:

This event is geared towards educators of grades 6-12, however, anyone can register.


  • Radisson Hotel (405 20th Street East)  306-665-3322 or 1-800-333-3333
    • The Radisson hotel has reserved a block of rooms for our participants at a special promo rate of $129+tax/night .  This rate includes a guest room with two queen beds, and the rate is valid for up to two guests/room.  Additional guests can be added to a room for an additional fee of $10/guest/night up to a maximum of four guests per room..  All hotel guests will receive free underground parking during their stay, pending availability.  To secure your guest room at the promo rate, please mention that you are a participant at the Teacher's Learning Collaboration institute.  Unfortunately, the promo rate cannot be redeemed online.