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!

The July 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.

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. 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 and Thinking through Technology

+ Inquiry into Essay

+ Writing Retreat for Teachers

+ Writing to Learn

+ Writing to Learn in the STEM Disciplines

+ Applying the Practices

+ Revolutionary Grammar

+ Teaching the Academic Paper

+ Thinking Historically through Writing: Case Studies in American History

+ Creative Nonfiction: Telling the Truth