What is the Wordstock Teacher as Writer Program? The Wordstock Teacher as Writer Program is our 5-day, 4-credit, writing and professional development workshop intensive, accredited through the University of Portland. The workshop focuses on the writing process, exploring and supporting the personal writing experience while introducing creative, fun, and effective classroom strategies for cultivating the voices of student writers. Teachers will also be able to conference with professional writers in order to produce a polished personal narrative by the end of the week.
Teacher as Writer Step II:
Wed, February 13 | 8AM-4PM
Sat, April 20 | 8AM-4PM
at the University of Portland
8-hour, 1-credit writing & professional development workshop.
In this two-part workshop, teachers will have the opportunity to create original work and receive coaching from professional writers, develop plans for a classroom action research writing project and unit of study to investigate and develop a line of inquiry regarding their own teaching practice. They will also determine a method of collecting evidence related to the established line of inquiry. We will immerse teachers in the writing process in order to gain a comprehensive look at the craft and art of writing. We will address pre-writing activities, writing traits, revision, and effective conferencing with students. Teachers will have the opportunity to practice and share their understanding of the concepts presented as outlined in the Resource Packet. Teachers will also receive valuable writing-focused resources to use with students. Between sessions, teachers will be asked to keep a journal and contribute to an online discussion group regarding their area of focus for their action research work. Teachers will share their findings and present evidence that supports their line of inquiry on April 21.
|•||Create original work, receive coaching from professional writers, develop plans for a classroom action research writing project and unit of study, and receive valuable writing-focused resources to use with students.|
|•||Immerse yourself in the craft and art of the writing process, in part by addressing pre-writing activities, writing traits, revision, and effective conferencing with students.|
|•||Earn credits and share your expertise with colleagues from across the state in this two-part professional development workshop taught by professional Wordstock writers and accredited by the University of Oregon and the University of Portland.|
NEW PROGRAM! Wordstock Writers Group for Teachers:
The Writers Group, led by Joanna Rose, is intended for teachers who are interested in developing their voice as a writer. In these prose workshops, teachers will engage in craft talk, work with writing prompts, create original work, receive coaching from professional writers and share work aloud with colleagues. Teachers can attend on a drop-in basis, but we strongly encourage attending all meetings. Space is limited to 15 participants per meeting. All meetings held at 810 SE Belmont, Studio 5.
First Wednesday of March, April, and May | 4:30PM-6:30PM
at Wordstock HQ
To register and reserve a spot, please contact us.
2013 Teacher as Writer Step I:
Mon-Fri, June 24-28 | 8AM-4:30PM
at the University of Portland
Mon-Fri, August 19-23 | 8AM-4:30PM
Teachers have said that the experience enabled them to:
• Enjoy writing
• Enjoy teaching writing
• Open new, creative and inspirational connections in your classroom
• Earn graduate credits or PDU certificate from the University of Portland (see below for details)
• Create original work & receive coaching from professional writers
• Share expertise and teaching strategies, and become part of a community of like-minded colleagues
What people are saying… “I am not the same writer (or teacher) as I was on Monday. Thanks for shifting my perspective.” “My expectations were far exceeded. This was an energizing workshop where I was very engaged. I feel as if there was a great combination of personal and professional growth.” “This has been an amazing, joyful, safe class which has fed me as a teacher (after a very long year!) and as a writer, which I’d forgotten about”