WriteToLearnNY Two-Day Seminar
Two 4-hour seminars presented over two days provide a compact introduction to essential writing-to-learn concepts and implementation strategies. Each seminar includes whole group discussions, writing exercises, small group work, responses to assigned readings, and mini-lectures to enhance and reinforce the teaching practices of participants. Workshops are delivered on-site (school, teacher center, or district office) and are limited to 12 educators. After attending the seminar workshops and completing the readings and writing assignments, each participant earns 10 CTLE hours.
On-site Seminar Content
Introduction to the WriteToLearnNY Two-Day Seminar
foundations of writing-to-learn
reading the writing of ELL students
Designing Writing Assignments
integrating course learning objectives with writing assignments
kinds of writing and associated assignments
characteristics of effective writing assignments
scaffolding writing assignments
Responding to Student Writing
exploring types of rubrics
rubric criteria and descriptors
responding to the writing of ELL students
Reflection Assignments and Future Directions
minimal marking strategies
designing reflection assignments
evaluating student writing
WriteToLearnNY Two-Day Seminar review
Off-site Seminar Activities
Participants read pertinent texts for discussion.
Participants create appropriate texts to share with colleagues.
Fees and Cancellation Policy
The fee for the WriteToLearnNY Two-Day Seminar is $2,500,* and the program is capped at 12 participants. Payment in full is due before the start of the program.
Cancellation and Refunds
Cancellation of the WriteToLearnNY Two-Day Seminar up to two weeks prior to the scheduled date of the first meeting will not carry any financial penalty and any monies previously paid will be refunded in full. Cancellation within two weeks of the scheduled date of the first seminar will incur a processing fee of $250. No additional cancellation fees apply.
All cancellation and refund requests must be made via email to WriteToLearnNY@gmail.com.
Cancellation by the instructor will be rescheduled at no charge.
*Pricing does not include travel and accommodation expenses, when necessary.