About the Learning Through Teaching Program
Learning Through Teaching (LTT) is an innovative, in-service program designed to help K-12 teachers meet their individual goals in teaching, reading, writing, and literature. It is unique, because it brings teacher education to the site of instruction—the teacher’s school and classroom. The format includes observation, feedback, individualized learning, and shared expertise. Each course will be coordinated by a faculty consultant from the New Hampshire Literacy Institutes who will work with teachers to develop individual programs.
A critical feature of the course is the individualized mentoring offered on-site by the faculty consultant and developed according to your school’s professional needs. Whether the program is for your teachers at a particular grade level, in a specific subject area, or across the curriculum, we will customize the training to benefit you the most. Training is offered at your site—during the academic year or as an intensive one- to two-week summer option.
Participants can earn 1-8 graduate credits per year.
Course Length and Cost
Learning through Teaching is designed to be offered for a wide range of hours during the academic year, in response to the needs of your school. Cost varies depending on the number of participants, length of project, and contact hours.
Learning Through Teaching offers a range of literacy topics and issues including:
- Writing across the curriculum
- Reading complex texts
- Digital storytelling
- Visual literacy
- Understanding the Common Core State Standards
Take the First Step
Explore the possibilities in literacy development. A representative from our faculty will meet with individuals from your school to talk about your interests in teacher development and how the Learning through Teaching program can benefit you professionally. The first meeting is free of charge. To make a request and discuss some options, please contact us.
The Learning Through Teaching faculty are selected for their range of expertise in literacy and their years of classroom experience. They are published authors and graduates of the summer New Hampshire Literacy Institutes.
The New Hampshire Literacy Institutes
For more than 30 years, the New Hampshire Literacy Institutes have earned national recognition for their work with teachers. Courses typically include: Creative Nonfiction, Digital Storytelling, Blending Genre, Altering Style, and Boys’ Literacy. For information on summer programs visit us online: www.cola.unh.edu/nhliteracy
UNH English Department and The Graduate School
Master of Science for Teachers Degree
The English Department offers a graduate program designed for practicing teachers who are interested in innovative approaches to literacy education. Students in the program have the opportunity to learn from teachers who have helped shape classroom instruction in the United States. We invite you to be part of this continuing tradition.
Spring 2019 Conference
The UNH Learning Through Teaching Program is offering a spring conference with Ellin Oliver Keene. She will facilitate an all-day workshop that includes a live demonstration with middle school students. She has been a classroom teacher, staff developer, and adjunct professor of reading and writing. For 16 years she directed staff development initiatives at the Denver-based Public Education & Business Coalition. She served as Deputy Director and Director of Literacy and Staff Development for the Cornerstone Project at the University of Pennsylvania for 4 years. Ellin works with schools throughout the country and abroad. Her emphasis is school-based professional development and strategic planning for literacy learning.
Visitor parking is provided at Campus Crossing on Mill Road. A discount code with instructions on how to enter it in the kiosk will be sent via email.
Coffee and a continental breakfast will be available when you check in at the Piscataqua Room, Holloway Commons. An elegant lunch buffet is planned at noon in Huddleston Ballroom. Please let us know if you have any menu concerns when you register online.
Wednesday, April 10, 2019 - 8:00am to 2:30pm
Ellin Oliver Keene has been a classroom teacher, staff developer, non-profit director, and adjunct professor of reading and writing. For sixteen years she directed staff development initiatives at the Denver-based Public Education & Business Coalition. She served as Deputy Director and Director of Literacy and Staff Development for the Cornerstone Project at the University of Pennsylvania for 4 years. Ellin works with schools and districts throughout the country and abroad. Her emphasis is long-term, school-based professional development and strategic planning for literacy learning. She serves as senior advisor at Heinemann, overseeing the Heinemann Fellows initiative and is the editor of the Heinemann Professional Development Catalogue/Journal.
Ellin is author of Engaging Children: Igniting the Drive for Deeper Learning (2018), is co-editor and co-author of The Teacher You Want to Be: Essays about Children, Learning, and Teaching (Heinemann, 2015); co-editor of the Not This, but That series (Heinemann, 2013 - 2015); author of Talk About Understanding: Rethinking Classroom Talk to Enhance Understanding (Heinemann, 2012), To Understand: New Horizons in Reading Comprehension (Heinemann, 2008), co-author of Comprehension Going Forward (Heinemann, 2011), Mosaic of Thought: The Power of Comprehension Strategy Instruction, 2nd edition (Heinemann, 2007, 1st edition, 1997) and author of Assessing Comprehension Thinking Strategies (Shell Educational Books, 2006) as well as numerous chapters for professional books and journals on the teaching of reading as well as education policy journals.
$200 Fee Includes:
Visitor parking at Campus Crossing Lot on Mill Road. Instuctions with a discount code to use in the kiosk will be sent via email.
- Coffee and a continental breakfast provided at check-in
Elegant lunch buffet. Please let us know if you have any dietary restrictions or special requests.
Certificate of Participation (0.5 CEU equivalent)
8:00 Check-in, Piscataqua Room, Holloway Commons
8:45 Introduction of Ellin Oliver Keene
12:00 Lunch Buffet, Huddleston Ballroom