Project Description

Teachers see the potential of IWT practices for improving student writing, thinking, and learning and they look forward to using them in their classrooms, but teachers can also leave the workshop with questions about applications: How do I sequence several writing practices—such as focused free writing, double-entry notebooks, believing and doubting—around a text or group of texts? How can a set of integrated writing-based lessons make room for lecture, small group work, and quizzes? What happens if I do not have students read their writing in class; should I assign writing as homework? How can I align IWT writing practices with discrete skills building, course objectives and/or state standards across all subject areas or disciplines?
This workshop will address the challenges teachers face when they seek to implement IWT writing practices in their classroom. Workshop sessions will offer opportunities to create, model, and critique lesson plans designed to use specific writing-to-learn practices to meet pedagogical objectives. Participants also explore how to develop lesson plans that support the goals of the Common Core through writing-to-learn and writing-to-read strategies in language arts, social studies/history, and science. Institute faculty associates who have broad experience in teaching and in writing will lead the workshop.

Early-bird fee: $1,350
The early-bird payment deadline is June 1, 2017.

Regular fee (after June 1): $1,500

Early-bird Commuter fee*: $1,050
Regular Commuter fee* (after June 1): $1,200

Registration fees must be paid in full before or at workshop check-in on July 9.

Fees include tuition, materials, a single-occupancy room on the Bard campus, and meals beginning with Sunday dinner and ending with Saturday breakfast.

*Commuter fee includes tuition, materials, and week-day lunches only.

Cancellation Policy: For cancellations up to a week before the workshop, IWT will refund the full workshop fee, minus the $60 non-refundable deposit required at registration.

No refunds can be given for cancellations made later than a week before the event.

Previous participation in a weeklong IWT workshop is a prerequisite for attending this workshop.

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