Back to All Events

Writing Domain: Effective Strategies in Teaching Writing

Online Start Date: October 1, 2018

(Meets MA recertification requirement for 15 PDP’s related to SEI, ESL, and Specific Learning Disabilities)

The Reading Institute is thrilled to offer this online professional development workshop. Having surveyed past participants in programs offered at The Reading Institute, the most frequently requested topic for on-going PD was developing confident and effective teaching of writing. Grounded in research based best practices, this online workshop, Writing Domain: Effective Strategies in Teaching Writing, affords participants opportunities for self-directed study, reader response, discussion, engaging activities, action planning and crafting of a lesson. The workshop serves teachers, administrators, special educators, and education specialists in meeting their professional development licensure requirements. Successful completion will result in being awarded 15 PDPs.


Learning Objectives: Students will be able to...

...understand that speaking and writing are expressive forms of communication. [PST1&2]

...afford learning experiences for all learners that respect the reciprocity between reading and writing. [PST1&2]

...respect the need for a common language (ideas, organization, voice, word choice, sentence fluency, and conventions) in addressing the fundamental purposes for writing to inform, to persuade, to entertain, and to show emotion (PIES) for all populations of learners. [PST1-4]

...design learning experiences that afford ELs and students with specific learning disabilities the opportunity to build stamina for the movements in the process of writing (pre-write, draft, revise, edit, conference [peer and teacher], and final presentation). [PST1-4]

...provide ELs and students with specific learning disabilities direct, explicit and systematic instruction in writing constructed responses (narrative and expository). [PST1&2]

...apply knowledge of first language writing to inform academic writing and to provide best practice in developing text complexity, and conventions (mechanics, syntax, grammar, spelling, and punctuation) in the writing of ELs. [PST1&2]

...provide targeted focus and strategic instructional support scaffolds for ELs' and students with specific learning disabilities in collaborative writing, guided writing, journal writing, response logs, and media writing and through conferencing and mini-lessons. [PST1-3]


Important Information:

AUDIENCE: 
PreK- 12 teachers, administrators, special educators, and education specialists seeking recertification requirement for 15 PDP’s related to SEI, ESL, and Specific Learning Disabilities 

ONLINE START DATE: 
October 1, 2018

COST: 
$300. Two are more from the same school or school district $275. (Payment is made to The Reading Institute.)

PDPs:
15 Professional Development Points

REGISTRATION DEADLINE:
September 14, 2018

REFUND/CANCELLATION POLICY: 
Cancel 10 days prior to training and receive a refund minus a $50 service charge. No refund for cancellations made within 10 days of the training.

 

SUBSTITUTIONS: 
Substitutions may be made. Please notify The Reading Institute with the name of the alternate participant in advance.

IMPORTANT NOTE:
This workshop is designed to provide the kind of professional development related to SEI and English as a Second Language that is needed to fulfill the Massachusetts teacher recertification requirement for 15 PDPs. The workshop IS NOT the same professional development required for SEI Teacher Endorsement.