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Open Institutes Summer 2020 • Grades K-16

Building a Writing Community (K-8): Creating a Safe and Responsive Classroom for Student Writers

DatesTHIS PROGRAM WILL NOT BE OFFERED IN SUMMER 2020 • 8:00am - 3:00pm • UC San Diego

Cost: $395 each participant (or $350 each for school teams of 3 or more) for the 3-session series, including materials (parking fee not included)

Instructors: TBD

Credit: UC Extension credit available for an additional fee

Registration: Registration is via Eventbrite (registration pending updates regarding COVID-19)

Description: This 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
  • 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

Building a Writing Community (9-16): Creating a Safe and Responsive Classroom for Student Writers

DatesTHIS PROGRAM WILL NOT BE OFFERED IN SUMMER 2020 • 8:00am - 3:00pm • UC San Diego

Cost: $395 each participant (or $350 each for school teams of 3 or more) for the 3-session series, including materials (parking fee not included)

Instructors: TBD

Credit: UC Extension credit available for an additional fee

Registration: Registration is via Eventbrite (registration pending updates regarding COVID-19)

Description: This open institute offers educators 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
  • 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