This course will provide participants with a framework for writing instruction that can be used in all grade levels and content areas—including elementary, and middle school/high school content area educators. Because the approach taught in this course relies on mentor texts and explicit instruction, this will contrast with a writer’s workshop and process model. This course will combine online, synchronous meetings, face-to-face experiences, and asynchronous practice submissions. Prior to each session, there will be required reading from the provided text.
Educators will be able to identify the types of writing they expect from their learners and the characteristics of that writing, and well as how to explicitly teach the characteristics they expect.
NOTE: In-between each face-to-face day, participants will have independent practice time to apply and reflect on their learning from the previous session.
Synchronous Virtual Zoom 1 Objective:
Face-to-Face Day 1 Objectives:
Face-to-Face Day 2 Objectives:
Face-Face-Day 3: Objectives:
Synchronous Virtual Zoom 2 Objective:
NOTE: Upon registration, a book will be delivered to you as part of the training materials. Please include the address, city, state, and zip code of the location in which you would like this book to be shipped. Kerri/Erica will contact you directly about when the book will be delivered to the address provided.
DELIVERY: This multi-day professional learning opportunity will be offered as a combination of:
AUDIENCE: Elementary, Middle, and High School Teachers (ELA, Literacy, Math, Science, Social Studies); English Learner Educators
PRESENTER: Dr. Ruslana Westerlund, Educational Linguistics Consultant at CESA 2 in Wisconsin
CREDIT: This opportunity will be offered for 2 graduate continuing education credits through VCSU (separate fee required)
COST: $50 per person
All virtual meeting links will be provided one week in advance of the meeting date.
This opportunity will be offered over multiple sessions:
|Synchronous Virtual #1||September 27th, 2023||3:30 PM - 4:30 PM||Virtual|
|Face-to-Face Session #1||October 25th, 2023||8:30 AM - 3:30 PM||Fargo (Location TBD)|
|Face-to-Face Session #2||February 7th, 2024||8:30 AM - 3:30 PM||Fargo (Location TBD)|
|Face-to-Face Session #3||April 10th, 2024||8:30 AM - 3:30 PM||Fargo (Location TBD)|
|Synchronous Virtual #2||May 8th, 2024||3:30 PM - 4:30 PM||Virtual|
*All times listed are Central Time