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Teaching the Emergent K-2 Writer: Moving Beyond Lucy Calkins

Date: 9:00am - 4:00pm PDT June 19 Location: Tubman Middle School, 2231 N. Flint Avenue, Portland

Tubman Middle School, 2231 N. Flint Avenue, Portland

Teaching the Emergent K-2 Writer is an inquiry course designed for K-2 teachers. In this one-week summer course, participants will examine and evaluate current research on writing instruction and will reflect on their own process as writers by participating in writing workshops.

Teachers will explore effective practices for teaching young writers through a Writing Workshop model, including explicit mini-lessons and conferencing. Participants will learn how to dismantle the complex writing process for emergent writers and craft mini-lessons supported by mentor text with one clear, focused teaching point.

Teachers will share ideas and draw on the experiences of other teachers while taking away lessons and strategies directly applicable to the K-2 classroom.

Class members will discover how to strategically select a variety of texts to support whole-class learning as well as individual choice, and they will learn how to embed writing into curriculum. Participants will share ideas and draw on the experiences of their colleagues while taking away lessons and strategies directly applicable to the K-2 classroom.

The Oregon Writing Project (OWP), is a collaboration program between Lewis & Clark and metropolitan or rural area schools and districts, and offers programs designed to improve the writing of Oregon’s K-12 students and teachers.

Course Details & Registration

Date and Time: June 19-21, 24, 25, 2019, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Instructors: Shalonda McGhee, MEd, and Kara Stroman, MAT

  • We are committed to making our events accessible to all needs and abilities. When registering, let us know your access needs. Please contact us at 503-768-6040 or cce@lclark.edu with questions.

    Please note: Student registrations are for current students only and do not include continuing education credit (CEU/PDUs)

Graduate Degree-Applicable credit: ED 690, 2 semester hours, $1,694

Graduate Continuing Education credit: CEED 890, 2 semester hours, $700
Continuing education credit registration form (PDF)

Noncredit: $500, includes 30 PDUs or WA Clock Hours. Alumni save 20%. 

For more information and to register: Contact Pam Hooten at 503-768-6132 or phooten@lclark.edu

  • We are committed to making our events accessible to all needs and abilities. When registering, let us know your access needs. Please contact us at 503-768-6040 or cce@lclark.edu with questions.

    Please note: Student registrations are for current students only and do not include continuing education credit (CEU/PDUs)

 About the Instructors

Shalonda McGhee, MEd, has been teaching for 10 years in PPS. She is currently at Chapman Elementary School. In June 2019 she will complete the cycle of OWP classes for the Certificate in the Teaching of Writing. Shalonda enjoys teaching first grade and has been doing it for the last seven years.

Kara Stroman, MAT, has been an early elementary educator for over 20 years and is currently teaching kindergarten at Irvington School. She has been a member of the Oregon Writing Project since 2007. Her article, “Black is Beautiful,” can be found in the 2018 Rethinking Schools publication, Teaching for Black Lives.

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