Writing Prep for STAAR/ EOC

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Presenters: Melissa Holt/ Julie Parrish/ Norma Puente

 Workshop Time: 8:30 am - 3:30 pm 

Registration fees:
Two Day Academy - $349 ($299 for Texas ASCD members)

Please contact our office at 512.477.8200 to schedule this institute at your location.

Unmasking Imagination: from Experience to Writer

Summary: How ofter do teachers hear, "I don't know what to write!"? Teachers of writing know that developing students as writers is not a clean, linear process. Writing instruction and development of students as writers is multi-faceted and challenging. 

This two day, multi-level, academy focuses on research based strategies to improve student writing ability and engagement.

When scheduling this academy, please select the grade level that is to be your focus:

Grades: PK-2 (presented by Julie Parrish, - Early Childhood/Elementary Social Studies Specialist - Corpus Christi ISD)

Grades: 2-5  (presented by Norma Puente, - Elementary Literary Coach - Corpus Christi ISD

"The workshop gave really good teaching strategies that could actually be used in the classroom.  Great teaching resourceswere shared!  Activities presented were very engaging and of high rigor"

"Great mini lessons on generating ideas in the writer's notebook.  They will be used in my classroom"

"The presenter explained many different ways to apply the traits of writing, use the writing workshop, evaluate writing samples, as well as apply the TEKS in class"

Grades: 6-12  (presented by Melissa Holt, Ed.D -Specialist for Secondary English Language Arts and Reading - Corpus Christi ISD)

"Out of the hundreds of workshops I have attended over the years, this was, by far, the BEST one I have ever attended"

"This was the most informative workshop that I have been to in the last 10 years.  I was able to learn in order to accommodate a new generation of students"

"Lots of Innovative ideas"    "... relevant to every teacher, not just English teachers"

Major topics include: Research on Writing, The Teacher as a Writer and The Student as a Writer. Emphasis will be on developing an understanding about the place of STAAR/ EOC writing assessments in the overall development of students as writers. 

Teacher will leave the session equipped with strategies for immediate implementation in the classroom to help students prepare for success on STAAR/ EOC and beyond. 

Who Should Attend: Elementary or Secondary School Teachers and Administrators