The Step Up to Writing® Fourth Edition Training of Trainers (TOT) provides a rigorous, intensive training experience that prepares candidates to train other educators in their district. Building local training capacity is shown to increase fidelity, sustainability, and quality of instruction—resulting in increased student achievement.

Register for Training

May 14–15 (canceled) OR
September 22–23, 2020
Dallas, TX

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How is the Training Organized?

The TOT will include a review of program components, program sections, assessment framework, implementation options, and online resources. Participants will examine the teacher training sequence and demonstrate understanding of the one- and two-day model.

Training outcomes for the TOT are:

  1. Demonstrate ability to model instructional strategies taken from the teacher training
  2. Articulate how to sequence instruction by using unit maps
  3. Articulate how to assess student progress and identify strategies to support student needs
  4. Apply effective coaching skills to troubleshoot common challenges that impact implementations

Who Should Attend?

This session is designed for staff developers, reading/language arts specialists, teachers, and district leaders who have taught and/or supervised Step Up to Writing and who are designated to train staff in their schools or districts. Space is limited to 25 participants.

Attendees must meet these criteria:

  1. Have attended an initial training session prior to the TOT session
  2. Experience in teaching and/or supervising the program (previous edition acceptable)
  3. Knowledge of national writing standards
  4. A bachelor’s degree with at least three years classroom experience
  5. Ability to effectively present content to adults

What Should Participants Bring?

Participants must bring a laptop computer, a Teacher’s Edition, and Assessment and Implementation Guide for any of the grade bands. Attendees will be provided with a Step Up to Writing Fourth Edition training binder with presentation notes and agendas, as well as electronic copies of training materials.


May 14 | 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
May 15 | 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 pm.
September 22 | 8:30am - 4:30pm
September 23 | 8:30am - 3:00pm


$1,000 per person. Lunch is included

Payment Instructions

P.O.: Make payable to Cambium Learning and fax to: 888.819.7767 Attn: Customer Service, email (scan) to, or mail to: 17855 Dallas Parkway, Suite 400, Dallas, TX 75287

Credit Card: Email to request a payment form.

Check: Make payable to Cambium Learning and mail to Attention: Customer Service, 17855 Dallas Parkway, Suite 400, Dallas, TX 75287

Training Location

Cambium Learning Group Corporate Office
17855 Dallas Parkway, Suite 400
Dallas, TX 75287


Attendees are responsible for lodging and transportation. Recommended hotels near the training facility are listed below. Mention Cambium Learning to receive corporate rates. Each option offers free shuttle to the training site and a complimentary breakfast.

Spring Hill Suites® by Marriott®
15255 Quorum Drive, Addison, TX 75001
Phone: 972.774.1010
Rate: $114.00 + tax per night

Home2 Suites by Hilton
4875 Belt Line Road, Addison, TX 75254
Phone: 972.980.4816
Rate: $131.00 + tax per night