Cost: $39
Modules: 5
CPE Credit Hours: 12

Enrollment includes:

  • Free, one-year TCEA membership for each participant ($49 value)
  • TCEA digital badge
  • TCEA certificate sent via email upon course completion

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Kernel Essays for Writing and Reading

“Fantastic training to help create great writers within your classroom!”

The purpose of this course is to provide you with innovative, concrete tools to use for both reading and writing, tools which work with any style of teaching, from all-digital to paper-pencil. Guided by the foundation beliefs of the National Writing Project and informed by the work of literacy leaders and research in best practices, the course designer, Gretchen Bernabei, offers you tried-and-true methods that take the mystery out of powerful writing and in-depth reading.

Why Learn with TCEA?

  • Our courses are streamlined for efficient and lasting learning.
  • We share ideas and resources that you won’t be able to find anywhere else.
  • We also offer ideas and techniques based on years of experience in professional development, integrating educator feedback to always meet the needs of course participants.

What People Are Saying…

“Great practical writing strategies and mini lessons that are flexible and a compliment to both reading and writing.”


“This course gave me a whole new outlook on teaching writing skills and practices.”

Self-Paced Online Course

Kernel Essays for Writing and Reading is a self-paced, online program. Participants can begin anytime and go at their own speed throughout the program.

Upon enrollment, you will receive a program invitation email from TCEA’s learning management system that will give you access to the self-paced course. Within the course, you will find modules that must be moved through in sequential order.