Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Digging Into Writing Workshop: Demonstrate, Scaffold, and Release


Overview:

Throughout this course, Digging Into Writing Workshop: Demonstrate, Scaffold, and Release, we will take an in-depth look at best practices writing instruction.  We will begin by using research to develop our writing philosophies and beliefs and then transition into the instructional framework that is Writing Workshop.  Learning about the architecture or organization of effective minilessons will help teachers incorporate a variety of instructional strategies through modeling. Collaboratively scoring student writing samples will allow writing instructors to determine how to best serve student small-group or individual conferences.  These conferences will allow teachers to differentiate instruction for students based on their learning profiles and the strategies they truly need.  We will also model a student-led closing that teachers can implement in order to develop metacognition and self-assessment skills, and ultimately empower students to build independence as writers.  We will address each of these components of the course all while building our Professional Learning Community and improving our practices as writing instructors.  We hope that you will join us in Digging Into Writing Workshop; Demonstrate, Scaffold, and Release.

Instructors:

K/1 - Andrea Moon
andrea.moon@cobbk12.org
2/3 - Lori LeVan
lori.levan@cobbk12.org
4/5 - Tim O'Neill
timothy.o'neill@cobbk12.org

Schedule:

Session One - 6/15/15 - Face-to-face at Smyrna Elementary (8:30 am - 12:30 pm)
Session Two - 6/22/15 - Online
Session Three - 6/29/15 - Online
Session Four - 7/7/15 - Face-to-face at Smyrna Elementary (8:30 am - 12:30 pm)
Session Five - 7/13/15 - Online
Course Completion - 7/20/15

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