Introduction to Teaching K-8 Writing

10/04/2018 - 4:30pm to 11/08/2018 - 7:00pm

Grade levels: Professional Development, K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Content areas: All Content Areas, Elementary Ed, English Language Arts, English Language Proficiency (EL/ELL), Professional Development

Topics: writing

District/Organization: Lewis and Clark Graduate School

Dates & Time: Thursdays, October 4, 11, 18, 25, November 1 & 8, 2018, 4:30 p.m.–7 p.m.

Introduction to Teaching Writing with the Oregon Writing Project is an inquiry course designed for K-8 teachers. Together, 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 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 their K-8 classrooms.

About the Instructors: Donald Rose of Beaumont Middle School has taught in the middle grades since 2004. He has served as a middle school writing coach for Portland Public Schools and on the Teacher Advisory Council of the Portland Art Museum.

Kara Stroman (formerly Hinderlie) teaches kindergarten emergent writers at Irvington School. Both instructors have earned OWP’s Certificate in the Teaching of Writing.