The Cultivating Writing Schoolwide – Elementary Community of Practice is designed to engage and empower elementary educators of grades PreK–6 with foundational knowledge and strategies to increase skills and confidence in writing as a powerful tool in a 21st century learning environment. Educators across all discipline areas will gain strategies for teaching the writing process and building an understanding of the academic modes of writing (persuasive, expository, narrative, and descriptive) as well as writing for a range of academic purposes. Participants will explore the power of metacognitive writing to cultivate literacy and student agency, with a focus on primary and intermediate learning environments. This collaborative experience allows educators to support learners in accessing rigorous content and writing like content experts. All strategies, digital activities, and digital tools experienced can be leveraged in face-to-face or virtual learning environments.
This Community of Practice requires all participants to have their own device or laptop that can connect to the internet. Participants must bring an acceptable device, power cord, and earbuds/headphones with them to the session. If a district-issued device is being used, be sure to log in to the device on the district network before attending. Device software and preferred web browsers (Chrome or Firefox) need to be up to date.
Three-day professional learning through a virtual platform using videoconferencing provides a high-paced, interactive, dynamic learning experience while modeling engaging and rigorous instruction. There will also be an opportunity to engage with colleagues throughout the school year to deepen and broaden learning through Extended Learning Pathways, On-Demand Learning modules, One-to-One Collaborative Coaching, and professional discourse.Register
Four 3-hour professional learning modules through a virtual platform using videoconferencing provide a high-paced, interactive, dynamic learning experience while modeling engaging and rigorous instruction. There will also be opportunities to engage in One-to-One Collaborative Coaching.Register