Writing and Thinking Workshops

Writing and Thinking Workshops

“I’ve seen 12 new ways to think about this text–as technology, as evolution, as modern art, etc. I’ve also seen how I can have deep conversations with the texts as a whole by looking at just one short passage.”
         - 2016 Participant, Teaching the Academic Paper

July 7–12, 2019

Annandale-on-Hudson, NY

Registration is Open!

Download. Download

The July Workshops

The July weeklong workshops offer teachers an opportunity to develop an understanding of "writing-based teaching," its theory and practices, and its application in the classroom. Workshops focus on a variety of methods for teaching different forms of writing—essay, academic paper, creative nonfiction, poetry—or for using writing to teach history, visual texts, or grammar.

The July workshops offer a retreat in which participants learn new writing practices, read diverse texts, and talk with teachers from around the world on the Bard College campus. The luxury of time helps us envision how we might make these new practices our own—how we might tweak the writing prompts, change the readings, figure out ways to accommodate collaborative learning in larger classes, and explore how poetry, for instance, might inspire students from ethnically and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

During the weeklong workshops, teachers live in single rooms on campus, eat meals together, and enjoy the beautiful setting and lively atmosphere of Annandale-on-Hudson in the summer.

Choose one workshop from one of the two lists below. During the course of the week, workshop groups meet for thirteen 90-minute sessions, beginning Sunday evening, July 7, and continuing every day from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., except Wednesday, when classes end at 1:00 p.m. The week’s workshops will conclude on Friday, July 12, at 1:00 p.m.

+ Writing and Thinking

+ Writing to Learn

NEW!  Thinking Historically through Writing: Justice and the Law

NEW!  Writing to Learn in Social Studies: Ecosystems and Climate Change

+ Writing and Thinking through Technology

+ Inquiry into Essay

+ Writing Retreat for Teachers

+ Writing to Learn in the STEM Disciplines

+ Applying the Practices

+ Revolutionary Grammar

+ Teaching the Academic Paper

+ Creative Nonfiction: Telling the Truth