Summer Programs for Teachers

 

Summer 2018 Open Programs

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Setting Up for Success (Grades K-1)

June 18-20, 2018

$225 ($250 as of June 1)

Nurturing our students' writing by equipping them with the foundational skills necessary to help them become successful is so important.  Two teachers with primary experience will guide you through:

  • Setting up writing workshop and building the community of writers
  • Implementing writers' notebooks, journal writing and the writing process
  • Teaching the Common Core text types (narrative, informational, opinion)
  • Learning about genre blending - how students can write in many genres while covering all three text types
  • Designing and teaching mini-lessons for all types of writing
  • Integrating any ELA-adopted curriculum
  • Conferring with students for increased success
  • Sharing student work to guide instruction

Practical and useful strategies will be shared to help you start off the year with a bang.  

Presenters: Laura Healy, Sacramento City USD and Trish Dietrich, Washington USD

Registration Fee: $225 ($250 as of June 1)

Location: Star Academy (4004 Gloster Way, Sacramento)

Dates & Time:  June 18-20 (M-W) 9 am to 3 pm

Optional units: 15 Hours of CEUs (1.5 Continuing Education Units) will be available from UC Davis Extension for approximately $120


Creating Writers Through the Reading/Writing Connection (Grades 2-4)

June 18-20, 2018

$225 ($250 as of June 1)

"Immersion in literature is the best way to encourage students to write in a particular genre." -Regie Routman

For students to be able to write in a particular genre, they must first have many experiences within that genre.  Learn how to use literature to help your students develop their own voice in writing. Topics include:

  • Setting up Writers' Workshop and building a community of writers
  • Using writers' notebooks as a space for writers to experiment with craft moves learned from mentor authors
  • Breaking down standards to create mini-lessons for all types of writing (narrative, informational, opinion)
  • Experiencing the writing process by creating your own sample in each of the types of writing
  • Revising strategies that transform initial drafts
  • Editing strategies that help students see how conventions activate meaning for readers

Presenter: Karen Condie, Elk Grove USD

Registration  Fee: $225 ($250 as of June 1)

Location: Star Academy (4004 Gloster Way, Sacramento)

Dates & Time:  June 18-20 (M-W) 9 am to 3 pm

Optional units: 15 Hours of CEUs (1.5 Continuing Education Units) will be available from UC Davis Extension for approximately $120


Wise Words: Lessons to Engage Students in a Writing Community (Grades 4-6)

June 25-27, 2018

$225 ($250 as of June 1)

Students need an encouraging environment that celebrates all writers. Learn how to create a writing community through:

  • procedures and expectations for daily writing
  • investigating the structure of writing with mentor sentences
  • engaging mini lessons using mentor texts to enhance your literacy curriculum
  • creating real life audiences, purposes and contexts for all writing types
  • integrating the ELA adopted curriculum to include authentic writing experiences

Presenter: Amy Cimino, Twin Rivers USD

Registration Fee: $225 ($250 as of June 1)

Location: Star Academy (4004 Gloster Way, Sacramento)

Dates & Time:  June 24-26 (M-W) 9 am to 3 pm

Optional units: 15 Hours of CEUs (1.5 Continuing Education Units) will be available from UC Davis Extension for approximately $120


Reaching Reluctant Readers and Writers (Grades 6-12)

June 18-20, 2018 (3 days)

$225 ($250 as of June 1)

In the secondary classroom, there is simply not enough time to get it all in, and self-selected reading and writing is often left out.  Research shows that students need to read and write much more to be prepared for college and career. This workshop is designed to help teachers balance class periods so reading and writing is done DAILY, even by the most reluctant readers and writers.  

Reading topics include:

  • Independent reading book selection and ways to increase interest in reading
  • Setting weekly, quarterly and yearly reading goals
  • Response to reading in meaningful ways through notebooking
  • How to balance self-selected reading with curriculum requirements
  • Assessment and Grading
  • Funding and maintaining a dynamic classroom library

Writing topics include:

  • Think, Ink, Share: ways to build in routine, daily writing time
  • Writing mini-lessons, notebooking and the writing process
  • High-interest vocabulary building
  • Using mentor texts to teach literacy skills as well as model good writing  
  • Text types and genres

You will walk away with many ideas to guide yearlong planning and structure the limited time with students.

Presenters: Amy Matt and Maryn Moore, San Juan USD

Registration Fee: $225 ($250 as of June 1)

Location: Star Academy (4004 Gloster Way, Sacramento)

Dates & Time:  June 18-20 (M-W) 9 am to 3 pm

Optional units: 15 Hours of CEUs (1.5 Continuing Education Units) will be available from UC Davis Extension for approximately $120


College-, Career- and Community-Ready Writers: Argument Writing and Critical Reading with Secondary Students (Grades 6-12)

Applicable for ELA and content-area teachers

July 30-August 1 (3 days)

$225 ($250 as of July 1)

Learning to write arguments takes time and practice.  Routine argument writing builds the foundation of argument through frequent/informal writing and reading practice leading to more formal tasks.

We will share instructional resources focused on:

  • Reading and analyzing multiple perspectives on important issues
  • Creating text sets with high-interest topics and sources
  • Developing strong claims
  • Effectively using nonfiction texts as evidence
  • Scaffolding lessons to meet all students' needs
  • Creating models that teachers can adapt and integrate into any curriculum
  • Designing and sharing mini-units
  • Assessing student writing formatively throughout the year

Presenters: Michelle Lowe, Dry Creek JESD and Dana Dusbiber, Sacramento City USD

Registration Fee: $225 ($250 as of July 1)

Location: Star Academy (4004 Gloster Way, Sacramento)

Dates & Time:  July 30-Aug 1 (M-W) 9 am to 3 pm

Optional units: 15 Hours of CEUs (1 Continuing Education Unit) will be available from UC Davis Extension for approximately $120

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