Summer Programs for Teachers

Summer Open Institutes 2017

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Wonderful Words! Writing and Reading with Kindergarten and TK/PreK Students (Grades TK and Kinder) This class is close to capacity.

Even our youngest students can write, but they have very different needs than older students. You will learn a multitude of strategies to help beginning writers to enter the writing community from a kindergarten teacher with 30+ years of experience.  
Topics:
  • Starting off the year on the right foot to ensure success 
  • Building the community of writers so everyone has a place (ELs, students with special needs and everyone in between)
  • Creating writing lessons to complement any ELA curriculum
  • Teaching letters, sounds and high frequency words in a fun and motivating way
  • Using data and assessments to set goals and guide instruction
  • Making literature come alive with favorite books to anchor student learning
  • Digging into a story to go beyond simply reading aloud
  • Focusing on the text types (narrative, informational, opinion) and all genres at the TK/K level
Presenter: Sherrill Renfro, Creekview Ranch School, Dry Creek JESD 
Registration Fee: $200 if registered by June 1st, $225 after June 1st
Location: Star Academy (4004 Gloster Way, Sacramento)
Dates & Time:  June 27-29 (T-Th) 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

 

Setting Up for Success (Grades K-2) This class is full. No new registrations accepted.

Nurturing our students' writing by equipping them with the foundational skills necessary to help them become successful is so important.  Two teachers with K-2 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
  • 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, Phoebe Hearst Elementary, Sacramento City USD and Lisanne Floyd, Northridge Elementary, San Juan USD
Registration Fee: $200 if registered by July 1st, $225 after July 1st
Location: Star Academy (4004 Gloster Way, Sacramento)
Dates & Time:  July 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
 

Writing Matters: Procedures and Lessons to Create Successful Writing Environments (Grades 3-6)

Students need an encouraging environment that celebrates all budding writers. Learn how to foster writing skills for all types of writing by:
  • Setting up procedures and expectations that teach and refine writing skills.
  • Discovering the powerful vocabulary necessary to meaningfully discuss and analyze writing.
  • Playfully engaging in writing for various audiences, purposes and contexts.
  • Clarifying what the Common Core State Standards are and how they apply to successful writing instruction.
  • Exploring ways to enhance any literacy curriculum and strengthen the writing components.
Presenter: Bob Crongeyer, Taylor Street School, Robla School District
Registration Fee: $200 if registered by July 1st, $225 after July 1st
Location: Star Academy (4004 Gloster Way, Sacramento)
Dates & Time:  July 26-28 (W-F) 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 7-12) This class is close to capacity.

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, El Camino HS and Maryn Moore, Will Rogers MS, San Juan USD
Registration Fee: $200 if registered by July 1st, $225 after July 1st
Location: Star Academy (4004 Gloster Way, Sacramento)
Dates & Time:  July 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

College- and Career-Ready Writers: Argument Writing with Secondary Students  

(Grades 6-12; ELA and content area teachers)

Learning to write arguments takes time and practice.  Routine argument writing builds the foundation of argument through frequent and informal writing and reading practice leading to more formal tasks. This course is applicable for ELA teachers as well as those in the content areas.

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:  Dale Lee, James Rutter MS and Tracey Anderson, Florin HS, Elk Grove USD
Registration Fee: $200 if registered by June 1, $225 after June 1
Location: Star Academy (4004 Gloster Way, Sacramento)
Dates & Time:  June 22-23 (Th-F)  8:30 am to 3:30 pm
Optional units: 10 Hours of CEUs (1 Continuing Education Unit) will be available from UC Davis Extension for approximately $100

 


 

Credit card or purchase order numbers accepted.  If a PO# is not available at the time of registration, please include the name and email address of the person who handles billing on the PO# line. If you are paying by PO, click on the workshop title under the section "PO Payment".  At the bottom, click the payment type titled "no charge".  This allows your registration to go through without payment.  All other registrations should use the section unde "Credit Card Payment".

Schools/districts will be billed in August for registration fees if not paid before.  If schools/districts wish to pay before then, please make checks payable to "UC Regents" and send to:

    Area 3 Writing Project
    Voorhies Hall
    One Shields Avenue
    Davis, CA 95618

DO NOT make out checks to the Area 3 Writing Project.  Please put the name of the registrant on the invoice and/or check.

Each teacher should register themselves (rather than having a principal or school secretary create the registration). This ensures that each participant will receive important information before the start of the workshop.  Please use an email address that you access during the summer. 

Cancellation Policy

For June programs:  Cancellation required by May 25 (with a $35 cancellation fee; no refunds after May 26)
For July programs: Cancellation required by June 14 (with a $35 cancellation fee; no refunds after June 15)

A minimum number of participants is required to run each program. If programs are cancelled due to low enrollment, registration fees will be reimbursed in full. 

1.5 CEUs (15 hours) is available for purchase for each class for approximately $120. (College and Career Ready Writers is 1.0 CEU for $100)  Registration information will be given at the class.

Visit 3wp.ucdavis.edu for more information.

Contact Information a3wp@ucdavis.edu or call 530/752-8392