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Professional Development


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CraftPlus Professional Development Options

Capstone Classroom offers a variety of professional development options. All are specialized to meet the school’s or district’s needs.

Telephone and E-mail Support
The lead teacher or program facilitator receives free e-mail and telephone support for the life of the program.

Interactive Webinars
Teachers can be trained with interactive webinars at a rate of $199 per hour. The format can be used for small school kick-offs, grade-level orientation, troubleshooting, or to train school writing leaders.

Kick-off Training

Single-day Training
Trainers work with school leaders to design six-hour training sessions to fit faculty schedules. Sessions can include lectures, demonstration lessons, small-group or grade-level groupings, and general writing workshop information.

CraftPlus offers on-site (at your school) professional development training tailored to meet your writing instruction challenges.
  • Half-day implementation starts at $1,900
  • Full-day implementation starts at $2,900
Full-day implementation includes all expenses for as many as 35 teachers.

As many as 50 teachers may participate for an additional fee of $49 per participant.

Additional consecutive full-day sessions qualify for a discount of 25 percent.

District Support
One full-day implementation training for CraftPlus is included as part of a district-level sale of four or more schools, even if that sale occurs over a year’s time. Training takes place at a single location on a single date. Long-term district support for teachers or trainers is priced according to each project.

Customized Follow-up Training
Half-day, multiple-visit, and other customized training options can be developed to suit school and district needs. Contact to learn more.

Writing Workshop Professional Development

Prices for full-day, interactive workshops are $2,900 per day, all trainer expenses included, for up to 35 participants. Additional teachers are $49 each, up to 50 total per trainer. Long-term district support for customized writing workshop training packages can also be developed to meet learning expectations. Each course includes a professional writing resource. All PD courses can extend from K-8.

Writing Workshop 101: How to Teach Writing with Target Skills
This full day of training helps teachers and trainers understand how to effectively teach writing craft with Target Skills and manage the writing workshop effectively.

Writing in the Content Areas
This full-day interactive workshop demonstrates key strategies that exploit the potential to use writing for comprehension and assessment in content-area studies.

Writing Workshop: Summer Intensives
Help design single- or multi-day training in writing workshop, Target Skills teaching, writing workshop techniques, and writing for reading. Projects priced individually.