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


Day 1:


Introduction to the WriteToLearnNY Two-Day Seminar

  • overview

  • 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


Day 2:


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.