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JULY 2014

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Monday, July 7th – Thursday, July 10th

Writing for Equity

A BAWP sponsored workshop – find out more information here (Open to the Public)

Grades: Secondary / College

Instructors: Carmen Johnston and Cherise McBride

Monday – Thursday

9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Fee: $380

(1 optional credit unit from Sonoma State University)

To address equity, this class outlines and embodies a two-pronged approach: 1) how concrete writing tools and structures can serve as a practical means to educate for social justice and 2) how socio-emotional awareness and supports can make a difference to that end, especially in light of new Common Core State Standards that require academic discourse and performance tasks. We will practice using writing strategies that demystify the writing process, highlight rhetorical considerations, and provide structure while allowing flexibility. We will also develop our own writing as teachers through the lens of equity (possibly for publication!).

Monday, July 7th – Friday, July 11th

A Brave New Classroom

A BAWP sponsored workshop – find out more information here (Open to the Public)

Grades: All

Instructor: Patrick Delaney

Monday – Friday

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Fee: $300

New, nationally driven education reforms are taking hold in California and the Bay Area. The U.S. Department of Education promises that CCSS will bring “…more opportunities for genuine, authentic teacher leadership that don’t require giving up a daily role in the classroom.”  Such leadership requires educators to stay informed about the shape and progress of CCSS-based reforms. Using texts, web readings, group discussions, and guest speakers, we will research and review information sources on some of the coming reforms and their impact on educators. Topics covered will include: CCSS; Smarter Balanced Consortium testing; California districts’ CORE waiver; data-driven curriculum development and instruction; evaluation options, including value added measures; for-profit, non-profit, and charter reform models; possible changes to promotion, salary and retirement conditions; philanthropic contributions to school-related elections and legislation. Participants will leave with an efficient system for staying informed on prioritized issues during the inevitably busy school year.

Sunday, July 13th 

Writing Teachers Write

A BAWP sponsored workshop – find out more information here (Open to the Public)

Grades: All

Instructor: Judy Bebelaar, Rafella Del Bourgo, Lynne Knight and Rose Black

Sunday

3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

A monthly literary reading series featuring Bay Area Writing Project Teacher Consultants and other local writers reading from their own work.

(Click the link below to view the original flyer)

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Monday, July 14th – Friday, July 18th

Express Yourself: A Week of Writing for Teachers

A BAWP sponsored workshop – find out more information here (Open to the Public)

Grades: All

Instructor: Marty Williams

Monday – Friday

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Fee: $300

You’ve heard of a busman’s holiday? This course is a writing teacher’s dream vacation. A week of time set aside for your writing with a creative and supportive group. All you have to do is show up with something to write with and on. We use the Amherst Writers and Artists method of thoughtful positive response to first draft writing. All genres and degrees of experience with expressive writing encouraged. Relation to the Common Core? We will explore ways to incorporate expressive writing into our teaching by engaging ourselves in “creative and purposeful written expression.”

Monday, July 14th – Friday, July 18th

The Personal Statement: From Zero to Bang! in 5 Days: Camp for Teenagers

A BAWP sponsored camp for Teens – find out more information here (Open to Teenagers entering 9th through 12th)

1-4 p

UC Berkeley, Tolman Hall (Room TBA)

Instructor: Rosie Reid

Excited about college, but scared of writing the personal statement for the application? Not sure how to show off your strengths without looking like, well, a show-off? Want to stand out as an individual without coming across as a weirdo? Struggle with writing in a way that is clear and coherent, yet innovative and interesting? Then this is the workshop for you! You will walk out of this workshop with a draft of your personal statement for both the Common Ap and the UCs. Just imagine, you could start your senior year with THIS crossed off your “To Do” List!

Monday, July 14th – Friday, July 18th

Flash Fiction: Camp for Teenagers

A BAWP sponsored camp for Teens – find out more information here (Open to Teenagers entering 9th through 12th)

1-4 p

UC Berkeley, Tolman Hall (Room TBA)

Instructor: Aryn Faur

Flash fiction is short! 500-750 words that tell a story. We will practice immersive and craft techniques or exercises borrowed from drama to produce work during and outside of the class, and follow a more in depth workshopping model in which participants question their own text, share it with others, and get feedback from a group setting. We will also explore opportunities for submission/publication.

Thursday, July 17th

Hack Your Notebook

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a BAWP sponsored workshop – find out more information here (Open to the Public)

Thursday

9:00 am – 12:00 pm

French American International School 

Join us to explore how 21st century note-booking can engage students in writing and creative STEM learning!

  • Take your notebook to the next (power) level by adding a dedicated battery and built-in power leads.
  • Illuminate your thinking and highlight your best ideas with circuit sticker LEDs.
  • Experience the deep engagement and learning experience that comes with making with your team.
  • Share what you made with the larger community of notebook hackers on our Google+ group or on Twitter (#HackYrNbook).

Monday, July 21st – Friday, July 25th

Re-Creating Writing in a Digital World: Camp for Teenagers

A BAWP sponsored camp for Teens – find out more information here (Open to Teenagers entering 9th through 12th)

1-4 p

UC Berkeley, Tolman Hall (Room TBA)

Instructor: Rex Ganding

In a small group and relaxed camp atmosphere, you will engage in and reflect on the practice of writing while creating pieces to be shared with larger audiences. We will participate in three short projects: an autobiography/memoir, a writing manifesto and a camp website. In addition to developing your own craft as a writer, you will contribute to a powerful community of creative minds!

Monday, July 21st – Friday, July 25th

Write On! Creative Writing for Teens: Camp for Teenagers (Camp in San Francisc0)

A BAWP sponsored camp for Teens – find out more information here (Open to Teenagers entering 9th through 12th)

9 a – 12 p

St. Ignatius High School, San Francisco (Room TBA)

Instructor: Cindy Robertson

Ever wonder what might surface in your writing if you had the time to plumb the depths of your inner voice and creativity? Discover the power of your own inspiration and experiences; enjoy the fun of writing when inspired from within. Daily writing practice involving art, nature and movement will guide you into and through the creative writing process, with time to write and share in small writing groups. Join us this summer and let your inner writer’s voice take flight!

Monday, July 21st – Friday, July 25th

Filling in the Blanks: Elements of Fiction Writing: Camp for Teenagers

(Camp in San Francisc0)

A BAWP sponsored camp for Teens – find out more information here (Open to Teenagers entering 9th through 12th)

1-4 p

St. Ignatius High School, San Francisco (Room TBA)

Instructor: Donna Montague

Each day’s session focuses on elements of fiction (developing character, story arc and plot, point of view, setting, dialogue, conflict) by exploring and practicing the techniques used in mentor texts. Small groups will provide feedback and inspiration in a writers’ workshop model. We will also create a group project (around a common theme, a setting in a specific fictional world or genre, or interwoven characters) in which your writing and characters will interact with others’ work. Revising and publishing our pieces on Google Docs, we will reach our goal of creating a polished piece of fiction by the end of the week.

Monday, July 28th – Wednesday, July 30th

Nurturing Creativity Within the Common Core (K-1)

A BAWP sponsored workshop – find out more information here (Open to the Public)

Grades: K – 1

Instructor: Linda Luzar

Monday – Wednesday

9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Fee: $300

(1 optional credit unit from Sonoma State University)

Reclaim the delight in teaching young children! This course will explore creative strategies to teach the Common Core State Standards in a developmentally appropriate way where all levels, including English Language Learners, can find success in a safe writing environment. Teachers will learn how to effectively integrate the narrative, information, and opinion writing standards throughout their curriculum with critical thinking and authentic writing activities

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