2017 Summer Workshop Series for Teachers
All Sessions are from 8:30-3:30
Workshops $125 each – includes lunch
CEUs available for a $20 fee
Schools may send four teachers for the price of three for all programs
Teaching with Informational TextsSecondary (6-12) – September 20
Elementary (K-5) – September 27
JDo your students struggle with informational text? Do you wonder where to find appropriate nonfiction texts? Join us as we spend the day looking at strategies and best practices designed to help your students tackle these types of texts. We will focus on reading and writing strategies to ensure success on the MAP performance task. In addition, we will share our go-to resources for finding developmentally appropriate texts.
Teaching Grammar in ContextSecondary (6-12) – October 4
Elementary (K-5) – October 25
We know we are supposed to teach grammar “in context,” but what does that look like in the classroom? Learn how to ditch the worksheets and get your students to apply grammar lessons to their own writing. We will investigate strategies and best practices intended to help students polish their drafts and become stronger writers.
Transforming Talk into Text: Discussion Strategies that WorkSecondary (6-12) – November 1
Students love to talk, so how can we harness that desire and transform their talk into text? In order for students to learn to write cohesive compositions, they must first learn the art of discussion, which helps build their analysis and problem-solving skills. Join us and learn ways to promote inquiry and improve student writing through authentic discussion strategies, both formal and informal.