TWR Newsletter – March 2024

Educators Learn About the Hochman Method in Overview Webinars

TWR presented overviews of its writing strategies during webinars held in March, attracting thousands of registrants from around the world.

During a webinar hosted by TWR, more than 2300 educators from all 50 states and 45 countries across six continents registered for the event. 

The reaction was overwhelmingly positive. One educator commented, “I just started the book and can’t wait to get my teachers in on this!”

Also in March, Senior Manager of Course Development, Christine Teahan, spoke at a webinar hosted by The Reading League of New Jersey about TWR writing strategies and their alignment with the state’s new writing standards. 

TWR Hosts New York City Partner School Summit

TWR hosted an in-person summit in March for educators from partner schools throughout New York City, including Stephen T. Mather Building Arts and Craftsmanship High School, Lavelle Preparatory Charter School, and High School of Language and Innovation.

During the summit, TWR faculty shared best practices for planning and delivering explicit writing instruction embedded in content, and educators worked collaboratively in small groups to Revolutionize their own instructional materials. 

Partner School Visits

TWR’s faculty regularly visit partner schools to support educators implementing TWR into classroom instruction.

In March, the TWR team traveled to Staten Island to visit classrooms at Lavelle Preparatory Charter School. During classroom visits, teachers led their students in using the Single-Paragraph Outline in lessons about Jackie Robinson, The Lightning Thief, and other topics.

During a visit to Elliott Street Elementary School in Newark, TWR saw the Single-Paragraph Outline being applied while students learned about topics including Harriet Tubman, the climate, and The Odyssey

While visiting Roosevelt Elementary School in Manville, New Jersey, students learned how to develop questions to prepare for an upcoming research project about the Lenni Lenape.

On each of these visits, TWR faculty saw explicit writing instruction as well as engaged students excited to write using the strategies they’ve learned. 

Spreading the Revolution

TWR continues to spread the revolution. TWR courses that began in March were attended by educators from across the world, including educators from Oneida City School District in New York, Arlington Public Schools in Virginia, Durham Public Schools in North Carolina, Northmont City School District in Ohio, San Diego Unified District in California, and Evergreen School Division in Gimli, Manitoba, Canada.