Elite Institute for Teachers

ELITE: Excellent Literacy Instruction to Empower

About the Institute

The ELITE (Excellent Literacy Instruction to Empower) Institute is a summer program designed for K-5 teachers and students in Fort Worth ISD. The institute will enrich teachers’ current knowledge of best practice of reading and writing in a vibrant learning environment. Teachers will thrive through hands-on application, collaboration with each other, and self-reflection regarding their philosophy of teaching and learning. Students will work with individual teachers and engage in the literacy strategies learned through ELITE and decrease students’ literacy summer slide.

  • Teachers will spend part of their day on the beautiful college campus of Texas Wesleyan University, surrounded by other professionals passionate about literacy.

  • Teachers will engage in and improve their reading and writing processes.

  • Teachers will learn and apply new strategies for teaching reading and writing.

  • Teachers will participate in strategies for instructing culturally and linguistically diverse students.

  • Teachers will be immersed in exciting children’s literature and mentor texts for writing.

Bonus! If an ELITE teacher chooses to enroll in an M.Ed. program at Texas Wesleyan, their application fee will be waived.

The ELITE Institute is a partnership between Texas Wesleyan University, Fort Worth ISD, and Fort Worth Sparc.

T-TESS & CPE Credit

T-TESS Aligned: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.4, 2.5, 3.3, 4.2, 4.3

SBEC CPE: 36 hours (approved by Fort Worth ISD Professional Learning & Innovation upon completion)

ELITE Institute

A partnership between Fort Worth ISD, Fort Worth Sparc, and Texas Wesleyan.