Train-the-Trainer Institute (Part I): Close Reading and Text Analysis

Dallas, TX
Workshop Date: 
Monday, June 26, 2017 - 9:00am to Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 4:00pm
3 days;18 hours

Deadline refers to Module 1: Close Reading and Text Analysis

Price: $999 per institute or $3,500 for all four (See below for district fees and billing options.)

Beginning June 2017, the Jane Schaffer Writing Program® (JSWP) will conduct a summer institute designed to train selected teachers to become OnSite Trainers for their campuses and/or districts. Dr. Deborah E. Louis, owner of the JSWP, along with JSWP national trainers, will conduct three-day workshops in each of the four modes of discourse. This program focuses on empowering district coaches, deans, and teachers with the cognitive and implementation process of the "official" JSWP methodology. Qualified participants will be trained to deliver meaningful, accurate, and scaffolded JSWP skills and concepts to their district’s or campus’ faculty. 

    Participants in the OnSite Trainer’s Institute must provide proof of the following qualifications:

    •  Valid State Teacher’s License
    •  Bachelor’s degree or above from an accredited college or university
    •  Three (3) years or more classroom experience
    •  Currently employed by a public, private, or charter school or district
    •  Trained by an official JSWP trainer in the past ten years (proof of training required)
    •  Implemented the JSWP in a classroom setting (PreK-college) for a minimum of three (3) consecutive years (student samples required)

    Fax or scan/email your information to 214.943.9447 or, respectively. Please include a cover sheet with your name, school, and JSWP order number.

    Included with This Special Program

    • Unparalleled Professional Development
      • Official JSWP “OnSite Trainer” certification in up to four modes of discourse
      • Administrator’s 90-minute “Orientation” webinar with Dr. Louis
      • Live “OnSite Trainer” monthly Q&A webinars with Dr. Louis
    • Extensive Tools and Resources
      • Teacher's guide, student graphic organizers, pen pack
      • Official JSWP PowerPoint® slide presentations
      • FAQ
      • Access to digital versions of teachers’ guides, graphic organizers, tools
      • Templates
      • Training materials (sign-in sheets, order forms, participant certificates)
      • Pacing plans
      • Product updates
    • Cutting-Edge Research and Insight
      • Industry trends
      • Resources
      • Best practices through newsletters, webcasts, blogs, and much more
    • Cost Savings for Members of Program
      • 20% Discount on “Teacher Guides” and “Student Consumables”
      • 10% Discount on Job-Embedded Training (JET), MockX®, and other professional development workshops offered by JSWP (See current offerings.)
      • 10% Discount on JSWP Products (online student courses, apps, posters, literary guides, t-shirts, pen packs)
    • Networking Opportunities and Forums
      • Ideas
      • Knowledge sharing
      • Best practices
    Prices, Licensing, and Payment Information

    Districts or campuses pay for 1) the training of an Onsite Trainer; and 2) a site fee.

    • Billing Options: Since the four-part series occurs over a two-year budget cycle (2016-17; 2017-18), we are happy to separate the $3,500 price into two separate invoices. For example, if you would like a teacher to register for the entire series, we can invoice the $999 for this summer's training to be included in your 2016-17 school year budget. Then, we can post-date an invoice for the remainder of the price of $2,501 plus the district fee to correlate with your 2017-18 budget cycle. You could then still receive the $496 discount.
    • OnSite Trainer Fees and Policies
      • One-time 2-year certification for each module
        • Response to Literature (June 26-28, 2017) - $999 (Deadline: May 26, 2017)
        • Expository/Informational Writing Across-the-Curriculum (September 25-27, 2017) - $999 (Deadline: August 25, 2017)
        • Argumentation (January 29-31, 2018) - $999 (Deadline: December 31, 2017)
        • Narrative (April 30 - May 2, 2018) - $999 (Deadline: March 30, 2018)
        • All Four - $3,500
    • Annual renewal after two-year certification
      • $499 per module
      • Half-day training per year per module (webinar or face-to-face)
    • OnSite Trainer Certification
      • The OnSite Trainer may only provide instruction on the site that pays the site license. If a district pays the site license, the OnSite Trainer may train on any and all campuses. If a campus pays the site license, the OnSite Trainer may only train on that campus.
      • OnSite Trainers' Responsibilities
        • Train teachers of site licensed entity in the mode of discourse in which they are certified;
        • Guide and facilitate teachers in a continuous cycle of learning;
        • Act as a liaison between the school administrator and JSWP;
        • Submit questions and concerns to Dr. Louis as they arise;
        • Provide teachers with updates on new JSWP products;
        • Order training materials through Louis Educational Concepts, LLC;
          • Teacher's Guide
          • Pens (optional)
          • Sign-in Sheets
          • Certificates of Completion
        • Provide LEC with sign-in sheets in order to retrieve official certificates of completion
        • OnSite Trainers MAY NOT
            • Publish or digitally post material under Jane Schaffer Writing Program® trademark – copyright violation;
            • Train teachers from other schools or campuses as an independent contractor – copyright violation;
            • Appraise or discipline campus teachers in a formal or informal manner (as part of JSWP representative);
            • Negotiate pricing for trainings between campus/district and Louis Educational Concepts, LLC and JSWP; or
            • Train, supervise, monitor, or advise other OnSite trainers.
    • District/Campus Fee (This fee applies whether you have one or ten OnSite Trainers):
      • From Dr. Louis: What I envision with the Train-the-Trainer model is that a campus or district may choose an OnSite Trainer to provide training as well as follow-up coaching and mentoring within a district. Once an OnSite trainer begins the process of attending the institutes, s/he has access to me 24/7, learning how best to 1) present all modes of JSWP to your faculty, 2) field questions as they arise in all content areas, 3) discuss situations and best practices with me, my trainers, and other OnSite Trainers, and 4) access updates as we continue to digitize the program and revise the guides. The annual fee over three years decreases each year, representing a gradual release of responsibility on my part as the OnSite Trainer gains confidence and expertise with practice and mentoring. Certainly, even after three years, when the campus or district no longer pays a fee, an OnSite Trainer may contact me at any time with questions. However, the three-year fee assures the OnSite Trainer and his/her district/campus that I provide a continuous cycle of learning, devoted to helping OnSite Trainers become highly qualified and most effective. Change is a big part of education. I want to make sure that no matter what the nation, state, or district asks the students to do, with regard to their reading and writing skills, I am accessible to districts/campuses to provide sound advice to the OnSite Trainer. After 25 years, there are few questions I haven’t heard and few tests in which I haven’t been privy. Becoming an expert in JSWP takes time – differentiation techniques, adult learning techniques, adaptive techniques. I want to give you that time to build your confidence. I also want you to give me the time to assure that the program is being implemented as Jane and I intend and in a manner that yields students with increased skills and scores. 
      • District or campus will designate the beginning and ending date of the annual fee, based on fiscal year.
        • July 1 – June 30 or  September 1 – August 31
      • Three-year fee based on student enrollment of your school or district (K-12)*
        • less than 105 students enrolled: 
          • year 1 - $1,000
          • year 2 - $750
          • year 3 - $500
        • 105 – 220 students enrolled:
          • year 1 - $1,500
          • year 2 - $1000
          • year 3 - $750
        • 221 – 479 students enrolled:
          • year 1 - $2,500
          • year 2 - $2,000
          • year 3 - $1,500
        • 480 – 1,099 students enrolled:
          • year 1 - $3,000
          • year 2 - $2,500
          • year 3 - $2,000
        • 1,100 – 2,149 students enrolled: 
          • year 1 - $5,000
          • year 2 - $3,000
          • year 3 - $2,500
        • 2,150 - 10,000 students enrolled:
          • year 1 - $7,000
          • year 2 - $5,000
          • year 3 - $3,000
        • 10,001 - 20,000 students enrolled:
          • year 1 - $10,000
          • year 2 - $7,500
          • year 3 - $5,000
        • 20,001 - 50,000 students enrolled:
          • year 1 - $15,000
          • year 2 - $10,000
          • year 3 - $7,500
        • 50,001 - 100,000 students enrolled
          • year 1 - $20,000
          • year 2 - $15,000
          • year 3 - $10,000
        • 100,001 - 500,000: $25,000
          • year 1 - $25,000
          • year 2 - $20,000
          • year 3 - $15,000

    *Districts or campuses, please online register your OnSite Trainer Candidates and submit a Purchase Order for the amount related to your student enrollment. Submit the P.O. to Louis Educational Concepts, LLC., 400 South Zang Blvd., Ste. 1425, Dallas, Texas 75208. Fax: 214.946.3385



    DAY ONE: 

    Part I: Introduction and The Methodology

    • History and Jane's Philosophical Points
    • The Formula Issue Laid to Rest; Enter "Weaving"
    • Gradual Release of Responsibility Format for JSWP
    • Organization, Logic, and Voice: The Response to Literature Model Paragraph
      • Topic Sentence
      • Concrete Details
      • Commentary
      • Concluding Sentence
    • Avoid Starting from Scratch Each Year: Common Terminology for Students
    • Color-Coding for Cognitive Recognition and Development
    • Chunking
    • Different Ratios for the Different Types of Writing

    Part II: The Thinking and Writing Process of a Literary Analysis

    • Gathering Concrete Details and Discerning the Best Ones to Use
    • The T-Chart: Arranging Ideas
    • Web-off-the-Word™ (WOW) Commentary Development
    • Topic Sentence Revisions
    • Concluding Sentences That Impact a Paragraph
    • The Shaping Sheet for Grammar, Style, Revisions, Editing, and Proofing
    • Varying the Types of Sentences, Lengths of Sentences, and Sentence Openings
    • Transitional Words and Thoughts
    • Introduction to Weaving

    Part III: Prompts and Practice:

    • The Three Parts to an Effective Writing Prompt
    • Developing Prompts (Bring a Topic for a Literary Prompt)
      • Core Literature
      • Skill Progression Charts
      • Novel and Drama Records
    • Collaborative Writing (Working Through the Thinking Process Together)

    Part IV:

    • Text-based Writing with Embedded Quotations
    • Writing a Thesis Statement

    Part V:

    • Thematic Statements
    • Introductions and Conclusions
    • Introduction to Style Analysis
    • Google Docs Template for Response to Literature
    • The Teacher's Toolbox
      • Rubrics and Scoring Guides
      • Making Corrections
      • One-to-One Conferencing
      • Timelines
      • Portfolios

    DAY TWO:

    • Practice the application with different pieces of writing
    • Differentiation techniques
    • JSWP digital programs


    • Work with pacing guide
    • Address questions that usually arise
    • Working with adult learners
    • How to implement the training on your campus

      Training Hours:

      9:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.

      Lunch: 11:30 - 12:45 P.M.

      Location: Jane Schaffer World Headquarters

      The Oak Room (Ground Floor "0")
      Bank of America Tower
      400 South Zang Boulevard, Dallas, Texas 75208
      Phone: 214.946.3385
      Fax: 214.943.9447

      Parking: Free parking is available on the south side of the building on Centre Street. Do not park in the lot behind Oak Cliff Towers. Parking is reserved for bank customers only, and towing will be enforced. 

      Questions? 214.946.3385


      Credit Cards and Purchase Orders Accepted.

      • Purchase Orders must be received by registration deadline to reserve seats.
      • Please make Purchase Orders and checks payable to Louis Educational Concepts, LLC