Area 3 Writing Project

Area 3 Writing Project

Super Saturday

March 20, 2021

Two workshops offered via Zoom.
Choose one or both.
Free registration!

Registration closes at 12 pm on Friday, March 19
Perfect Spaces: Using Learning Stations for Differentiation
Differentiation can be challenging, but it is necessary and important even in secondary settings. Together we will explore the station rotation model, and discuss how and why it works to differentiate the content for all students. Secondary students can benefit from stations in the same way elementary students do. Specific strategies and station ideas will be shared that allow students to have choice in their learning, engage in a variety of text types, build community and provide opportunities for reteaching and skill building. Specific information is from a secondary classroom but the model is adaptable to all grade levels.
Presenter:Nicole Youell, ELA teacher, Natomas Charter School 
Date: Saturday, March 20, 2021
Time: 8:30-10:00 am
Via Zoom
Zoom link will be sent on Friday, March 19 after 12 pm.
The Whole Story: Writing to Support Rich Mathematical Tasks
Math and writing instruction may appear at odds, but they really do work well together!
Explore how writing can strengthen student access to and understanding of new mathematical concepts. Writing can help students engage with a new idea and can also be used to assess their understanding of non-ELA concepts.
We will explore how writing stories can assist students in developing an understanding of distance-time graphs by providing an accessible entry point (low floor) and an opportunity for open ended expression (high ceiling). Use writing to welcome and challenge all learners!
This demo focuses on math, but the process is also useful in other content areas. 
Presenter: Cody Holland, Math teacher, Natomas Charter School
Date: Saturday, March 20, 2021
Time: 10:15-11:45 am
Via Zoom
Zoom link will be sent on Friday, March 19 after 12 pm.
Two workshops will be offered.
Student work and anecdotes will be from the teachers’ specific teaching context, but workshops can be adapted for any grade level or discipline.
Choose one or both workshops when you register at the link below.
A letter documenting 1.5 hours of professional development for each workshop attended will be sent by email after the event.
This is a live event. Workshops will not be recorded.
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Invitational Leadership Institute for the Teaching of Writing

June 22-July 16, 2020 (16 days; Monday-Thursday)

For more information and application. Applications are closed for 2020. The next Invitational Institute will be held in the summer of 2022.

About the Area 3 Writing Project 

The Area 3 Writing Project (A3WP) is a professional development network for California teachers and administrators. A3WP uses a teachers-teaching-teachers model to share the successful practices of those educators who effectively teach writing at all grade levels.

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