Collins Writing

All sessions facilitated by Dr. John Collins

Join Dr. Collins on October 19 , 2017 from 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

The Big Three: Research-Based Practices That Make the Greatest Impact on Student Achievement Grades 3 to 12.

Designed for teachers in all subject areas at grades 3 through 12, department heads, principals, supervisors, curriculum coordinators, curriculum committee members, and special educators.

Lessen the stress of curriculum demands and state testing by focusing on three best practices:

  1. The Retrieval Routine to make learning stick
  2. Ten Percent Summary to teach content and enhance literacy
  3. Compare and Contrast Grid to build higher order thinking and multi-paragraph writing skills
You will leave this high energy workshop fully prepared to plan, assign, and quickly evaluate assignments built around our three research-based practices. Participants will receive a resource package with reproducible materials to begin using the next day and to share with colleagues.


  • Learn about three school-wide practices that every teacher can implement to improve student achievement
  • Help students develop general academic vocabulary—the kind needed for success in all disciplines
  • Improve student comprehension of informational text while learning course content
  • Give quick, clear, productive feedback
  • Employ the power of frequent formative assessment and “effortful retrieval”
  • Help students organize and structure analytical, multi-paragraph essays

Date: October 19, 2017

Location: CIU #10 Centre County (60 Decibel Rd, Suite 107, State College, Pa 16801)

Time: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm (registration begins at 8:30)

Cost: $150.00 (includes lunch and materials)

Act 48 Hours: 5.5

Register Here - Deadline: October 16, 2017



Contact Information:

For information regarding the training, contact Bethann McCain, Director of Curriculum & Innovation at ( or (814-342-0884 ext. 3076)

For information regarding registration, contact Bethann McCain, Director of Curriculum & Innovation at ( or (814-342-0884 ext. 3076)

  • If you are paying by personal check, please contact Bethann McCain prior to the deadline closure, or the school district for which you are registered will be billed.
  • Registration fees will not be refunded for cancellations made after the registration deadline.
  • Full registration costs will be charged to those who register but do not attend the event.
  • Registrations made after the registration deadline will incur an additional $15.00 processing fee. Costs (i.e., overnight shipping of materials) incurred by the CIU # 10 due to late registration will be charged to the registrant.
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  • The Pennsylvania Department of Education's policy not only requires evaluation forms to be completed but also 100% attendance of the event for Act 48 Hours to be earned. At the start of each event, a roster will be provided for participants to sign in. Everyone attending a CIU #10-sponsored event must sign in to confirm 100% attendance. Anything less than 100% attendance (and confirmation thereof) will forfeit Act 48.