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Open Institutes 2016-2017

Writing, Revision and Mentor Text (K-3)

Dates:  June 28-30, 2016 • 8:00am - 3:00pm • UC San Diego (K-3)

Cost: $350 each participant (or $300 each for school teams of 3 or more) for the 3-session series, including materials (parking fee not included)

Instructors: Jamie Jackson-Lanham, Abby Robles and Jeni Cass

Credit: UC Extension credit available for an additional fee

Registration: Download Writing, Revision & Mentor Text K-3 Registration Flier PDF

Description: This open institute is for teachers who have participated in a previous SD Area Writing Project professional development experience or who have experience using mentor text in the classroom. Using personal writing as a catalyst for u nderstanding writing and revision, participants will:

  • explore mentor texts and student writing as tools for revision possibilities
  • learn to differentiate between meaning/correctness and revision/editing
  • experiment with a variety of revision strategies throughout the writing processexamine the value of choice to encourage student engagement during revision
  • identify ways to support all writers, including ELLs, GATE, and struggling students

Writing, Revision and Mentor Text (4-8)

Dates:  June 28-30, 2016 • 8:00am - 3:00pm • UC San Diego (K-3)

Cost: $350 each participant (or $300 each for school teams of 3 or more) for the 3-session series, including materials (parking fee not included)

Instructors: Valentyna Banner, Joe Ferro and Stacey Goldblatt

Credit: UC Extension credit available for an additional fee

Registration: Download Writing, Revision & Mentor Text 4-8 Registration Flier PDF

Description: This open institute is for teachers who have participated in a previous SD Area Writing Project professional development experience or who have experience using mentor text in the classroom. Using personal writing as a catalyst for u nderstanding writing and revision, participants will:

  • explore mentor texts and student writing as tools for revision possibilities
  • learn to differentiate between meaning/correctness and revision/editing
  • experiment with a variety of revision strategies throughout the writing processexamine the value of choice to encourage student engagement during revision
  • identify ways to support all writers, including ELLs, GATE, and struggling students

Building a Writing Community (K-6)

Dates: July 12-14, 2016, 8:00am - 3:00pm @ UC San Diego

Cost: $350 each participant (or $300 each for school teams of 3 or more) for the 3-session series, including materials (parking fee not included)

Instructors: Aja Booker, Stella Erkam and Emily Tsai

Credit: UC Extension credit available for an additional fee

Registration: Download the Building a Writing Community (K-6) Registration Flier PDF

Description: This entry level open institute offers teachers the opportunity to develop authentic writing experiences that build a community of writers from the beginning of the school year.  Using personal writing as a catalyst for understanding the importance of developing community, participants will:

  • understand what it means to write in a safe and responsive classroom writing classroom
  • draw on student knowledge and experience to write from abundance
  • learn strategies to develop students' writing fluency and confidence
  • utilize a variety of mentor texts as supports for writing instruction
  • identify ways to support all students, including ELLs, GATE, and developing writers