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Integrated Reading & Writing (INRW)

Integrated Reading and Writing (INRW) training options are available.


Online INRW Training for ACC Faculty

Preparing to Teach Integrated Reading and Writing – Hours: 10

After you enroll in this workshop, it may take up to 2 business days for you to be manually enrolled in the Blackboard course.

You will receive an email informing you that you can access the training through your Blackboard account. You will also be assigned a mentor to guide you through the course. Then you will be able to proceed with the training. Send an email to the contact person if you have a problem or a question.

Contact Person:

If you need immediate assistance please contact Jay Bird,, (512)223-7256. Please note, response time may vary due to college operations.


REGISTER: Preparing to Teach Integrated Reading and Writing

The Texas Higher Education Board has mandated the integration of reading instruction and writing instruction into one course. This training offers philosophies, techniques, and suggestions for instructors who are making the transition from teaching reading or writing in stand-alone courses to teaching integrated reading and writing courses. The goal of this training is to enable instructors to create an INRW course while incorporating Themes, Informational Texts, Low-Stakes Writing, Just-in-Time Teaching, and Portfolios into their curriculum.

Integrated Reading & Writing: Training Resources

This online training consists of five units that will provide instructors with everything they need to develop their own integrated reading and writing curriculum for developmental students. Faculty will be able to create Integrated Reading & Writing (INRW) courses that will better prepare developmental students for success in college classes.

Option 1 – IRW Instructor Online Training Courses

Available through Austin Community College Continuing Education in a guided format, this training is facilitated by our INRW Faculty. Participants will work online with guided practice and assessments to meet course learning outcomes. The cost is $251/pp for 10-15 hours of training over a four-week period.


Lonnie Villarino, ACC Continuing Education

Option 2 – Download Content for IRW Training

The content for this training program is available to institutions that want to host and deliver the course themselves, as needed. Online modules developed in Blackboard® LMS can also be imported to Canvas® and other learning management systems.

Download IRW Blackboard(R) Files (

To import the file to Blackboard, in your Blackboard Courses Site go to Control Panel > Packages and Utilities > Import Package / View Logs > Import Package. Browse and upload the file from your computer.