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16-17 Weekend Workshops Themes Announced!

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2016 – 2017 Themes
Common Core: Writing Across the Disciplines: SEPTEMBER 17, 2016
Writing Strategies for Language Development: DECEMBER 3, 2016
Voice, Identity, Access, and Equity: FEBRUARY 25, 2017
Beyond the Mundane: APRIL 29, 2017
Time: From 8:30 am to 12:30 pm
Location: Tolman Hall – UC Berkeley Graduate School of Education

Common Core: Writing Across the Disciplines: SEPTEMBER 17, 2016
Routine opportunities to write within content areas combined with explicit writing strategies supports student mastery of content and the development of students as writers. Workshops will focus on using writing strategies in both low stakes and high stakes contexts to build subject matter competency and composition skills.
SESSION 1 (9:20a – 10:50a)
TINY WRITING FOR ARGUMENT BUILDING
Presenter: Jessica Forbes
This workshop explores the ABC’s of argument writing. We will focus on low stakes writing opportunities and academic discussion prompts that scaffold deep analysis of complex text. Teachers will experience an activity that combines text, Google slides, and Google images to support students to build the fundamental skills of argument writing.
AVOIDING THE SINGLE STORY
Presenter: Courtney Goen
Students further develop as writers when they can problematize dominant narratives of a given text. This workshop will provide opportunities to engage with text from multiple perspectives, foster content mastery, and develop writing skills across content areas. Experience strategies to help students identify their own text-based arguments in both low and high stakes writing that is multi-faceted and avoids the single perspective.
SESSION 2 (11a – 12:30p)
CREATIVE WRITING TO DEVELOP STUDENT VOICE
Presenter: Jill Kolongowski
Students in all disciplines struggle with generic writing, feeling a lack of authority about their subject. This workshop will focus on how to use creative writing in any classroom to help students practice developing voice, authority, critical analysis and argumentative writing skills in a more accessible (and joyful) context. Teachers will experience sample lessons that can be modified for various grade levels and parts of the writing process.
THE REAL WORLD AT THE CORE
Presenter: Aija Simmons
Common core calls for students to engage in critical literacy by making sense of complex text across the curriculum. This workshop explores how to connect content, current events, and critical literacy. Teachers will engage in a series of activities that will support students to both write to learn and learn to write while developing rich understanding of complex text.