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Improving Student Writing

June 17

A one-week writing workshop for grade 6-12 ELA and social science teachers, instructional coaches, and administrators

June 17 – 21, 2019      8:30am – 3:30pm on the UCLA campus

The most exciting part of teaching writing is watching students improve! We believe all students can develop their competence and confidence in writing when they engage in instruction tailored to their needs. Join us for this collaborative workshop series. We’ll share specific strategies that lead to growth in student writers. Culturally sustaining lessons and practices will be part of everything we do.

Topics for this five-day series include

  • How to Use Your Own Writing Assessments to Design Instruction
  • Moving Students from Oral to Written Argumentation
  • Strategies That Support All Students in Becoming College, Career, and Community-Ready Writers
  • Specific Strategies for Supporting English Learners and “Standard” English Learners
  • Text-based Writing: Teaching Students to Use Multiple Sources in Their Own Writing
  • Understanding and Writing About Non-Print Texts
  • High Stakes Writing: Preparing Students to Write for Timed Assessments (SBAC, AP, UC Analytical Placement Exam)
  • Enhancing Students’ Digital Literacy

Who Should Attend: 6-12 grade ELA and social science teachers, instructional coaches, and administrators

Workshop Leaders

Marlene Carter, UCLA Writing Project Co-director
Jason Torres-Rangel, UCLA Community School
David Williams, CSU Long Beach Freshman English Instructor
Albert Vazquez-Mejia

Workshop Fee:   $450

Meets requirements for 1 LAUSD salary point

2 quarter units of UCLA Extension available for an additional fee

Register and pay by credit card or PO.

Albert Vazquez has been a social studies teacher in Los Angeles for 10 years.  He focuses on incorporating literacy and cross-content curriculum through a collaborative approach.  He has also worked extensively with ELD curriculum focused on content and language development in history.

Jason Torres-Rangel is a Los Angeles-based educator and teacher consultant of 16 years.  He currently teaches at the UCLA Community School, is a Senior Research Associate for the National Writing Project, and is on the UCLA Writing Project Leadership Team.  He was the recipient of the United Way Inspirational Teacher Award, and is a graduate of Pomona College and Harvard University.


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