We all want our students to write more and to greater effect, but how do we make this happen? How do we build memorable and meaningful writing lessons that generate thoughtful content and address the needs of both our strongest student writers and our most struggling student writers? What are strategies for helping English Learners and for building students’ skills that meet the new Common Core Standards? What about cultivating academic language in the classroom? And how do we do all of this without drowning in paper? In short, how do energize or re-energize ourselves as teachers of writing so that we can engage students in the power of the written word? Join this class led by veteran educator, M. Clare LePell where she’ll address these questions and more. In a highly collegial setting:
- experience interactive teaching demonstrations that will give you new ideas and greater confidence in your lessons
- acquire hard and soft copies of specific instructional strategies for immediate use with your students
- write frequently and share your writing in small groups
- explore questions about the teaching of writing through discussions of selected readings
- develop lessons using your own curriculum and texts and ready to use in the fall.
- Please note that there will be some homework assignments, including: reading articles,
- drafting personal writing, and developing curriculum.
For more information and to register visit: bayareawritingproject.org/summerPD
July 10 – 14, 2017
9:00 am – 3:00 pm
6th – 12th grade Teachers
*This workshop takes place at UC Berkeley