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$20 Weekend Workshops – Sept 23rd – Writing Across the Disciplines

Weekend Workshops

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Come join practicing Teachers as they share techniques and strategies that work in their classrooms. The Bay Area Writing Project is excited to provide high quality professional development opportunities at an affordable price for teachers throughout the Bay Area. This workshop series is perfect for teachers, administrators, coaches, coordinators, student teachers or anyone interested in the teaching of writing.

$20.00 registration→ 9/23/17 Registration

Sept. 23rd WWorkshop 2017 (pdf flyer)

$80 registration→ All 5 2017-2018 Weekend Workshops Registration

17.18WWorkshop (pdf flyer)
*Credit available for purchase if you attend 4 out of 5 workshops

DSC04732.jpgSeptember 23, 2017 Weekend Workshop line-up:

Common Core: Writing Across the Disciplines

Routinely embedding writing into content lessons provides students space to make sense of ideas, track idea development over time, and express what they know. Workshops will focus on using writing strategies to make sense of ideas, to effectively communicate understanding of content, and to develop composition skills.

This workshop event will feature your choice of one workshop each session.

Location: UC Berkeley, Tolman Hall Education Library (2nd Floor)
Directional signs will be posted the day of the workshops

Free street parking on Arch, LeConte and Spruce
Campus (Fee) parking options (Recommended: Lower Hearst parking structure)



Check-in and Coffee: 8:30 am
Opening Remarks: 8:45 am
Session 1: 9:00 am – 10:30 am
Session 2: 10:45 am – 12:15 pm

September 23, 2017

Session 1:

Poetry Immersion and Text Comprehension
Presenter: Stephanie Mclaughlin

How do you manage a literacy workshop model while juggling the demands of the common core? How do we expose our students to a variety of genres while differentiating for reading levels and keeping students engaged? How do we, as writing instructors, maintain a maker mindset that strives for quality versus quantity? In this presentation we will explore a variety of poetic forms  and discuss ways to increase student exposure to the many different types of poetry. We will practice these formats for personal writing and to express deep understanding complex texts.

Moving from Cooperative Writing to *Collaborative* Writing
Presenter: Christina Corsetti

This workshop explores how students can establish collaborative writing identities specifically when it comes to a group essay. As collaboration becomes more deeply rooted in 21st-century teaching pedagogy many opportunities surface for teachers to define collaborative writing opportunities. How can we shift compartmentalized contributions to meaningful and substantive collaborative writing? Teachers will experience a sample lesson that utilizes Google Docs to construct a group essay.

Session 2:

Promoting Strong Writing with Interdisciplinary Projects
Presenter: Carrie Kabash

Common Core calls for an interdisciplinary approach to teaching and that students have access to content through multiple modalities. We will focus instructional strategies that connect history, research and creativity through informational writing. The workshop will emphasize writing strong introductions and conclusions and promote collaborative language play while supporting students to understand content.

The Writing Process: A New Step
Presenter: LoRayne Ortega

How do you get every student engaged in the writing process, especially those reluctant writers? How do you support students to refine ideas and revise their writing? Academic discussion throughout the writing process provides students opportunities to deepen their thinking, practice communicating their ideas, and refine their writing. In this workshop, we will practice using Socratic Seminar as a scaffolded a step the writing process and a verbal bridge toward revised writing.