Students in the Literacy Specialist Program are invited to be fellows with the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project (TCRWP). Fellows are invited to participate in any of over 100 conference days. These are led by many of the nation’s most renowned literacy leaders. There are conference days that focus on myriad aspects of literacy education including digital learning, children as advocates for social justice, phonemic awareness for k-2 kids, etc.
Students also are invited to join think tanks and inquiry groups led by the TCRWP. For example, one recent group spent a day with Pat Cunningham, inventing ways to support spelling in upper grades. Another group will be working with a team of math experts to explore the crossroads between writing and math. Students often join these think tanks as research associates.
There are also many paid positions at the TCRWP. For example, students often help in Reading Rescue, a project that supports parents and paraprofessionals becoming reading partners for first graders who need extra help.