Please browse through the website. I am sure you will discover that The Writing Academy process is extremely comprehensive and user-friendly. This methodology has been proven to increase test scores and is sure to create life-long writers out of students. I would love to join you in educating children, and teachers, as we journey through the writing process.--Randi Whitney
The Writing Academy in the News!!!CBS 7 West Texas News Article***ATTENTION***!!! GOOD NEWS!!!We have reopened one Decisions Institute and two Tap & Think Reading Institutes. Sign up now as these spots won’t last long!!!We have already needed to close NINE of our Summer Institutes because they are full, and have added a NEW Tap & Think Reading Institute. The others are close to filling up as well. Make sure and get signed up ASAP to guarantee your spot this Summer. The Summer Institutes sell out every year so get your spot now!!______________________________________________________New Teach BIG website coming soon!!!To order Teach BIG shirts and Randi’s Teach BIG books, please call (281) 549-4466______________________________________________________All of our new STAAR Curriculum Guides are available for Kindergarten through Eighth Grades! Please visit our Store to order yours today!!______________________________________________________Visit the link below for information about our:Student Classroom Lessons and Writing CAMPS______________________________________________________All of our Texas Inservices, Seminars, Student Writing CAMPS, and Classroom Lessons are updated with the ELAR TEKS and the STAAR Test requirements!______________________________________________________Click <HERE> for our 2014 printable pricelist/ordering form______________________________________________________Call (281) 549-4466, (281) 470-1111, or email firstname.lastname@example.org schedule one of our consultants to come to your school or district for one of your inservice days!!!
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Teach BIG! Conference Center & Retreat
Where no detail is too small to make a BIG experience!EXTRA! EXTRA! READ ALL ABOUT IT!We have purchased five acres in Kemah, TX where we are currently constructing a Teach BIG! RETREAT for TEACHERS!!!! We have 11,000 square feet which houses our two state-of-the-art conference centers, a diner, a soda shop, a Teach BIG! Corner Store, a conference room for team planning, and a make-n-take print shop! After parking, take the “Teach BIG! Express” to be delivered directly to the front door, or enjoy the beautiful grounds on your way to the conference centers. While you are enjoying great food, sound, lighting, and entertainment, you will be learning relevant content that you can use immediately in your classroom. Volunteers leave with prizes that will enhance their classrooms….so be ready to be a part of the Teach BIG! Experience! Call us, or visit our Conferences page for 4 Day Institute Dates.Choose from: Composition, Editing/Revising, or Reading…..or attend all three!All sessions filled up last summer and had a waiting list….so, register now to reserve your space for this Language Arts Experience!On your breaks, lunches, or during make-n-take time, enjoy the tranquility of three outdoor ponds, a deck, swings, a walking trail, and picnic tables. Don’t worry about returning too late for the rest of our great curriculum….we will issue you a blinking pager that will tell you when to return to your conference.For some added bonding with your team, spend your lunchtime riding on the pedal boat, playing basketball, playing frisbee golf, fishing from the stocked ponds, walking the trails, playing four-square, experience real-life chess/checkers on the giant chess board (your “team” can compete against other teams), signing the giant autograph wall, or taking pictures in the fun photo booth. Experience the real events that will become a part of your teaching style forever.Amazing breakfasts and memorable snacks are provided, as always! Lunch can even be purchased from our 1950’s Retro Diner and Soda Shop! You can also spend your lunchtime at the Kemah Boardwalk which is only minutes away.Examples of the Teach BIG! Special Dining Touches:Our own in-house chef and her staff will lovingly prepare for you a variety of amazing treats: Chocolate covered strawberries, chef-designed specialty snacks (balsamic watermelon bites, strawberry brownies, 5 layered dip, fruit kabobs, s’mores), homemade milk shakes, fruit infused water, frappuccinos, slushies, pizza (can even be gluten free), popcorn bar, salad bar, pasta bar, nacho bar, fruit bar, oatmeal, flavored teas, orange crush punch, and tearoom-style boxed lunches. Get ready to enjoy your make-n-take time….it will include a lemonade stand, cotton candy, and sno-cones as the weather permits!* Please note that each conference is unique and special; therefore, the snacks will vary.Attend a Teach BIG! Conference, and your classroom will never be the same!