June 21 – 25, 2021
8:30am – 12:30pm online
Plus two Saturday follow-ups during fall semester 2021 TBA (in-person or online option)
Soon we’ll be welcoming students back to the classroom, the in-person one. They’ve learned about life’s challenges during a pandemic and a time of racial strife. They’ve experienced a spectrum of emotions as they, their families and communities . . . fended as best they could. Some students didn’t fare well with virtual classes, missing them, not turning in assignments. Our goal is to meet each student where they are and help them grow as thinkers and learners. In particular, we’ll want to coax back their confidence, skills, and enthusiasm for writing.
This workshop series looks at ways to help students learn to write better by making meaningful connections to writing tasks and “owning” some of the strategies that effective writers use.
Join us as we share strategies and lessons that focus on how to
- use a writing continuum to assess student strengths and needs in writing and reading
- create—or co-create—relevant and engaging writing tasks
- plan lessons that address student needs in four areas: responding to a topic, development, organization, and mechanics
- build student confidence and motivation by affirming students’ cultures and languages through anti-racist pedagogies
- use effective digital writing strategies to provide teacher and peer feedback to student writers.