OPEN: Building a Writing Program in the Elementary Classroom
Event Details
OPEN: Building a Writing Program in the Elementary Classroom
07/08 - 07/12/2019
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
University of California, Berkeley
2121 Berkeley Way
Berkeley, CA, 94720-1670
Room TBD
Event Description
In this workshop we will explore research based routines, structures, and strategies for building a robust writing program for young writers. Strategies include writing to build community, writing as sense making, writing in academic forms, and writing for self expression and reflection. We will consider issues of equity as well as incorporate aspects of social and emotional learning standards throughout each session. Teachers will have time to plan and support one another by sharing personal expertise and experiences.
Aija Simmons spends her time coaching teachers and supporting the many BAWP programs designed to improve the teaching of writing. She has been teaching in urban public schools for 15 years. She also facilitates teacher inquiry groups through the Mills Teacher Scholars program. Aija enjoys creative writing and blogging in her down time.