WriteToLearnNY Programs Offered

Online Series

 

This series of four modules is presented over 3-4 months.  Within an interactive environment, educators work to incorporate writing-to-learn pedagogy into their classes.  Conducted completely online in ongoing asynchronous conversations, participants learn about and share with each other their responses to assigned readings and those writing assignments they create for their students.  Teachers also experience first-hand some of the same writing-to-learn strategies they will employ when assigning writing in their classes. 

  

Participants contribute to whole group discussions that are intended to reinforce and extend their teaching practices.  Typically, two online discussion boards are open at once for each module.  The workshop instructor provides a syllabus of readings and writing assignments, moderates online discussions, and offers individualized guidance to participants.  Registration for the Online Series is limited to 10 educators.  Participants must complete all discussion board modules as well as the reading and writing assignments associated with them to earn 45 CTLE Hours.   

Hybrid Workshop Series

This interactive 3-4 month-long series of four, 2-hour workshops is combined with an asynchronous online component to prepare educators to implement writing-to-learn in their classes.  Every 3-4 weeks a new, engaging, multi-dimensional workshop is provided to reinforce and extend the teaching practices of participants as they experience first-hand some of the same writing-to-learn strategies they will employ when assigning writing to their students.  Workshop activities include whole group discussions, writing exercises, small group work, and mini-lectures.  Asynchronous online discussions between sessions offer additional opportunities for interaction and enrichment.   

 

Hybrid workshop participants share their responses to workshop content, assigned readings, and writing assignments they create.  The workshop instructor presents mini-lectures, supplies readings and assignments, guides group discussions and collaborative activities, moderates the online discussion boards, and assists with individual efforts.  Workshops are offered either online or on-site (school, teacher center, or BOCES) and are limited to 10 participants.  Each educator who completes all four workshops as well as all required assignments earns 45 CTLE Hours.  Included in these hours are attendance at workshops as well as the work in support of them: completing workshop readings and writing assignments, and participating in asynchronous online discussion boards. 

Two-Day Seminar

 

Offered over two days, this interactive seminar provides a compact overview of essential writing-to-learn concepts and implementation strategies.  Teachers will experience first-hand some of the same writing-to-learn strategies they will employ when assigning writing to their students.  Each 4-hour session includes opportunities for educators to share their responses to workshop content, assigned readings, and writing assignments they create. 

 

 The seminar leader coordinates writing exercises, small group work, and responses to assigned readings.  In addition, the seminar leader presents mini-lectures on key topics, moderates discussions and collaborative activities, and assists with individual efforts. Workshops are available either online or on-site (school, teacher center, or BOCES) and are limited to 12 educators.  After attending the seminar and completing the reading and writing assignments, each participant earns 10 CTLE Hours. 

Professional Development Day

This one day, 6-hour workshop offers educators an introduction to writing-to-learn concepts and implementation strategies.  Lecture and discussion based, opportunities are provided for participants to process workshop content and share writing assignments they create as they experience first-hand some of the same writing-to-learn strategies they will employ when assigning writing to their students. 

 

Writing exercises and small group work are multi-dimensional and meant to reinforce and extend the teaching practices of participants.  The workshop leader presents interactive and collaborative activities, guides discussions, and assists participants with creating effective writing-to-learn assignments.  The seminar is available either online or on-site (school, teacher center, or BOCES) and is limited to 15 participants.  Upon completion, each educator earns 6 CTLE Hours.  

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