"Core IWT Workshops" @ College Preparatory School

"Core IWT Workshops" @ College Preparatory School
“[The workshop leader’s] presence was comforting, inspiring, nurturing- while also probing in all the right ways....The unit was masterful and served as a great model- so did the other handouts and materials so that we can continue this work.”
—English, 9th grade teacher
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
College Preparatory School
6100 Broadway
Oakland, California

March 16, 2018

The Bard Institute for Writing & Thinking will be in residence at College Preparatory School in Oakland, California on Friday, March 16, 2018.  We will be offering our core workshops:  Writing & Thinking, Writing to Learn and Thinking Historically through Writing; Case Studies in American History.

The Institute for Writing and Thinking promotes pedagogical innovations that, in the words of former director Teresa Vilardi, “emphasize the need for teachers to develop a practice for writing-based teaching, not simply a collection of strategies.”  Such IWT practices as Writing to Read comprehension techniques, develop new habits of mind in both teachers and students – an approach linked to developing new cognitive understandings of what we want our students to learn and how we want them to learn it, rather than in how-to’s or one-size-fits-all guidebooks for teaching. 

Further information on College Prep can be found at

+ Writing to Learn

+ Writing and Thinking

+ Thinking Historically through Writing: Case Studies in American History