(OWP) Building Student Writers: Skills, Craft and Style
Date: July 9 2012 - July 12 2012 Location: Columbia Center for the Arts, 215 Cascade Ave, Hood River OR
Columbia Center for the Arts, 215 Cascade Ave, Hood River OR
This one-week course is designed to improve the teaching of writing across the curriculum in a variety of genres. During the class participants will examine and evaluate current research on writing instruction and investigate writing - from generation to revision and editing - by participating in writing workshops themselves.
Teachers will deepen their understanding of the complexities of teaching and learning and will design a writing curriculum to take back to their classrooms. For example, while studying expository writing, teachers will develop craft lessons on introductions, thesis statements, evidence, and effective conclusions. They may tie these lessons to their grade-level science or social studies curriculum.
The Oregon Writing Project (OWP) methodology looks at how to prepare students to:
- Write in all subjects with clarity and style;
- Seek deeper and more critical understanding of writing and the world;
- Wake up their own voice and authority;
- Take command of their learning; and
- Manage portfolios and other exhibition forms.
Dates: Monday-Thursday, July 9-12, 2012
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Instructor: Sandra Childs, M.A.T., OWP Teacher Consultant
Degree-applicable credit: ED 695, 2 semester hours, $1,000
Continuing education credit: CEED 895, 2 semester hours, $700
To register, or more information contact Pam Hooten at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Instructor
Sandra Childs is in her 21st year of teaching and is currently Franklin High School’s Instructional Specialist. She taught global studies, women’s literature, and sophomore English at Franklin High from 1991-2008 and worked as a teacher librarian in both a middle school and a K-8 from 2008-2011. She also worked as Jackson Middle School’s writing coach and its technology facilitator. She has returned to Franklin to support teachers and students–team teaching, providing resources, facilitating staff development and literacy and technology instruction.