Train-the-Trainer Institute (Part I: Response to Literature)

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: Response to Literature

Price: $999 per institute or $3,500 for all four

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 license.

    • 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 License
      • 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.
    • Annual District/Campus/Organization License Fees
      • Entity designates beginning and ending date of license
        • July 1 – June 30; or
        • September 1 – August 31
      • Annual licensing fee based on student enrollment*
        • 100,001 - 500,000: $25,000
        • 50,001 - 100,000: $20,000
        • 20,001 - 50,000: $15,000
        • 10,001 - 20,000: $10,000
        • 2,150 - 10,000: $7,000
        • 1,100 – 2,149: $5,000
        • 480 – 1,099: $3,000
        • 221 – 479: $2,500
        • 105 – 220: $1,500
        • 104 and below: $1,000

    *Districts or campuses, please 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