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**Weather Update**

For June 16-19 Summer Institutes

In light of imminent weather, and in the interest of our staff and guests safety, this week’s 4-Day Institutes will have an altered schedule.  Please notice the Wednesday late arrival and the dismissal time changes.  We will be providing lunch on Thursday and Friday for all participants who attend.  If you are scheduled to come this week, and would like to attend a different week, please call our office at 281-549-4466.  We would also like for you to call us and provide a personal, summer contact phone number in the event that the weather situation takes a different turn.  We encourage you to make the safest decision for your travels.  Wednesday (June 17)          noon- 4:30 Thursday (June 18)             8:30-4:30 Friday (June 19)                 8:30-3:30
The Writing Academy in the News!!! CBS 7 West Texas News Article ***ATTENTION*** We have already needed to close EIGHT 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 cheryl@twa.net  to schedule one of our consultants to come to your school or district for one of your inservice days!!!
Reaching students one teacher at a time!

***Exciting NEWS!!!***

Teach BIG! Conference Center & Retreat

Where no detail is too small to make 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!