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Re-Energizing the Writing Workshop

This course is designed to support K-12 teachers in re-energizing and redefining the Writing Workshop. Participants will explore and study real-world writing and connect learning to inquiry-based instructional practices in the Writer’s and Language Workshop.

In addition, participants will study and refine instructional practices including mini-lessons and one-on-one conferencing in the writing workshop using a Study Driven/Inquiry-Based approach. Ample time will be provided for planning, collection of resources, and organization of units and series of lessons for writing instruction.

Course Syllabus

Participants who are not employed by North Scott schools will need to purchase the following books prior to start date:
The Writing Workshop: Working Through the Hard Parts (And They’re All Hard Parts) by Katie Wood Ray, 2001

Joy Write: Cultivating high-impact, low-stakes writing, R. Fletcher (2017)

Study Driven by Katie Wood Ray

Instructor: Kelsey Bower
Location: Ed White Elem., Eldridge
Dates and Times: 8/1/18, 8/2/18, 8/8/18, 8/9/18, 8/10/18 @ 8:00-1:00
9/12/18, 9/26/18 @ 4:00-6:30 Registration closes 6/29/18.

$230 for 2 Drake credits
$70 for 2 Relicensure credits
no cost for audit/no credit


For more information, contact Betsy Justis at 1-563-344-6481, 1-800-947-2329 extension 6481, or email .

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