Social-Emotional Learning and Writing

Dates: July 10-12, 2019 (Wed-Fri)
Time: 8:30 – 2:30
Half day Wed. (begins at 12:00)
Instructors: Becky D’Angelo, Sandy Laszkiewicz
Location: Lincoln School, Elmhurst – easily accessible from highways

Social-Emotional Learning and Writing

There isn’t a teacher practicing today who doesn’t identify with the refrain, “So many things to teach, and so little time.” At the Illinois Writing Project we’ve always believed that you don’t teach writing in isolation. For us writing and reading are interwoven into the entire fabric of our classrooms, including students’ understanding of self and others, interpersonal skills, and sense of efficacy.

About this Workshop

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. This workshop offers suggestions, activities, and dialogue about social emotional learning that doesn’t gobble up our students’ time but creates a classroom where learning and the love of learning are nurtured. This workshop supports existing school-wideprograms as well.

Who is this program for?

This program is designed for classroom teachers, support staff and school leaders of all grade levels, and will be led by experienced IWP teacher/leaders.


  • $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 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 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 7/11. SEL & Writing begins at 12:00pm that day.

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