CREA - Picturing Writing Summer Institute - June 10-14, 2024

CREA - Picturing Writing Summer Institute - June 10-14, 2024

Monday, June 10, 2024 8:00 AM - Friday, June 14, 2024 2:30 PM (CDT)


Picturing Writing: Fostering Literacy Through Art® is an innovative approach to teaching writing and fostering literacy designed to meet the needs of a wide range of learners. Developed by Beth Olshansky, this evidence-based model uses quality picture books and simple, captivating crayon resist-based art techniques to teach the art of writing. 

Immersed in an engaging, high scaffolded creative process during Artists/Writers Workshop, participants will explore 4 different genre units aligned with grade-level standards and curriculum. They will learn to read like a writer and see like an artist. This June, Central Regional Education Association (CREA) and North Dakota Council on the Arts are once again teaming up to provide ND teachers with 3 OPTIONS for Virtual Picturing Writing workshops at GREATLY REDUCED COSTS! (Limited number of spaces are available.)

  1. June 10-11: For those new to the PW process or those wishing for a refresher - Introduction to Picturing Writing, Time of Day (includes new informational writing piece!) and Weather Poetry (poetic forms easily adapted to other content area curriculum). *Registration Fee: $100 (Overall Value $670)
  2. June 12-14: Looking for inspiration on how to integrate PW into other areas of the curriculum? Jump into the Picturing Writing Research-Based Animal Trifold and Stories. These highly structured units explore visual as well as text-based research and offer teachers engaging new ways to teach fact-based writing (through poetry and narrative writing). Introduction to Picture Writing (Option 1) or previous experience with PW is highly recommended prior to taking this workshop. *Registration Fee: $150 (Overall Value $810)
  3. June 10-14: TAKE BOTH for an even further discounted fee! *Registration Fee: $225 (Overall Value $1,365)

*Registration Fee includes all workshop art & instructional materials (teacher manual for each unit, PW mentor texts, posters & artists frame) shipped directly to you. This workshop has been generously subsidized by the North Dakota Council on the Arts.

Workshop is held from 8:00 am - 2:30 PM (CST) on all dates.

Registration closes May 10, 2024.

Click Register >> to sign up for Workshop options 1, 2, or 3. View Event Sessions >> for a description of each workshop and information on cafeteria credit available through Valley City State University. Guide to cafeteria credit can be found here

*Click here and watch the videos below to learn more about Picturing Writing! 


Option 1 - $100
Option 2 - $150
Option 3 - $225


Workshop held via Zoom meeting platform

Event Contact
Raven Warren
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Monday, June 10, 2024 8:00 AM - Friday, June 14, 2024 2:30 PM (CDT)


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