Writing & Technology Workshop

Dates: July 10-12, 2019 (Mon.-Wed.)
Time: 8:30 – 2:30
Half day Wed. (ends at 11:00)
Instructors: Ben Kuhlman & Laurie Hendrickson
Location: Lincoln School, Elmhurst – easily accessible from highways

What’s in it for You?

“What do I do with our Chromebooks that will help kids write better and not just feel like busy work?”

Come to Illinois Writing Project’s Writing & Technology Workshop and discover new ways to use technology in literacy classrooms.

You Will Learn

  • What it means to be a 21st century writing teacher
  • How digital writers learn to collaborate
  • How students can create a positive online presence
  • How digital writers distribute their writing
  • How digital writing processes intersect with writing workshop

Who is this workshop for?

Classroom teachers, support staff, and literacy leaders who want to incorporate digital processes into writing workshop.


  • $150

Bulletin: Thanks to the Oppenheimer Family Foundation, teachers in the city of Chicago may receive a stipend to help defray the workshop cost! Contact Steve Zemelman at stv.zemelman@comcast.net to apply.

15 ISBE Professional Development Hours granted upon course completion

OPTIONAL: One Northeastern Illinois University graduate credit hour may be earned. Tuition at NEIU’s new discounted graduate credit rate. Contact Dr. Katy Smith at K-Smith1@neiu.edu to register for this credit.

IWP Summer 2019 Workshop Offerings

Course Dates Fee
Teaching Writing 7/8 – 7/12, M-F 8:30 – 2:30 $300
Advanced workshop: Connecting with Colleagues on teaching writing 7/15 – 7/19, M-F 8:30 – 2:30 Grant funded
Writing and Technology 7/8 – 7/10, M-W* 8:30 – 2:30 $150
Social-Emotional Learning and Writing 7/10 – 7/12, W*-F 8:30 – 2:30 $150

* Writing & Technology concludes at 11:00am on 7/10. SEL & Writing begins at 12:00pm that day.

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