To Register for any of IWP’s summer 2023 workshops please go to our updated website!

Note: ISBE Credit hours are provided for each workshop.

Previous IWP workshops

Introduction to Writers’ Workshop

In this 30-hour introduction to teaching writing, participants will learn engaging and practical strategies that can transform writing in the classroom from a chore to a joy. Educators will participate in a learning community that allows them multiple opportunities to write, delves into current concerns, and employs best practices in writing instruction to develop each student’s genius. Participants will learn how to set up, conduct, and manage a writers’ workshop to build strong and successful writers.

Leadership in Writing Instruction

Strong leadership is an essential component to creating effective learning communities, whether that community is a classroom, a school, or a group of adults working together for a common purpose.  In this 15 hour workshop, we will use writing, discussion and research to explore the characteristics of effective leaders, practice guiding protocols, and apply strategies that work to build trust and respect in a group that is learning together. Participants will also have the opportunity to explore a chosen area of interest to apply what they’ve learned.

Amplifying Student Voice through Technology

This workshop focuses on equity and the use of technology to strengthen student voice, identity, and authentic assessments. Research shows that activating students’ voices leads to an increased likelihood that students will experience self-worth, engagement, and purpose in school. (Quaglia Institute for School Voice and Aspirations, 2016). You will learn ways to ignite student motivation by creating hands-on, experiential projects that reflect their beliefs and passions.

Personalized learning has multiple benefits, many accomplished by allowing students to express themselves through  technological tools and strategies that highlight their strengths. Attendees will come away from the workshop with a renewed perspective and practical tools to help them accomplish their goals.

Social-Emotional Learning: Building Classroom Community through Writing and Conversation

At the heart of this workshop is a recognition of the power of writing and reading to create classrooms and schools where social emotional learning flourishes. Participants will leave with practical strategies for embedding social-emotional learning into their literacy instruction. Each will develop a plan that they can use in their classroom to meet their students’ needs.

Nurturing Identity in Emergent Bilinguals through Lectoscritura

This nurturing workshop will engage participants in digging in their Lectoescritura instructional identities. Novice and experienced educators will uncover their own reading and writing identities as it relates to language, justice, bias, and Latinx stereotypes. We will engage in a combination of powerful conversations, writing exercises, reading mentoring texts, and powerful classroom strategies to uncover the writer in you and your emergent bilinguals. Participants will walk away with a wealth of instructional practices that will transform their practices leading to uncovering emergent bilinguals’ language practices into Lectoescritura practices.

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