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Revision as of 17:50, 6 December 2010 by (Talk) (Goals)

This is a sample workhshop template. Something that might be useful to someone offering a workshop for the first time.

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To improve student writing abilities by improving the teaching and learning of writing by TFA Corps members.


Participants will be receiving a broad knowledge of key factors in the teaching of writing with an understanding that writing is essential to thinking. Practical tools to improve writing will be shared.



Materials / Preparation

Items that need to be prepared in advance. Logistical details to make sure are prepared/

  • Presenter should check all links prior to start of workshop to make sure that they are working correctly and that the content of the pages has not changed - such as to make them inappropriate for the workshop.
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Notes for Presenter

Use this space to insert any special notes that the workshop presenter might find useful.

Short Outline

  • (30 min) Welcome & Introductions by the School Leadership Center CEO, Brian Riedlinger
  • (45-60min ) Foundation and tools to improve students' writing abilities.
  • (20 min at each table, participants move to three tables ) Conversation with veteran writing teachers. Participants will be divided among 6 tables in which a veteran writing teacher will lead a discussion on an aspect of the writingh process ( content, structure , stance, sentence fluency , diction, conventions and holistic assessment,use of rubrick)

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  • Wrap up and Evaulation - (20 minutes) participants discuss salient points from conversation
  • Group Assignment for next workshop
       ( Try several of the strategies presented and bring copies of student work, 

both meeting standars and nor meeting standards.

Detailed Outline

Example: Blogging (Same as above - but fill in details/links)

  • (10 min) Welcome & Introductions
    • Presenter should introduce themself and provide a brief overview of the workshop.
    • Ask participants to introduce themselves and say something about their experience with or interest in the workshop topic.
  • (15 min) What is a blog
  • (5 min) Tools
    • Quick tour of some popular blogging tools
  • (40 min) Users set up their own blog
    • Walk through the process of setting up a blog using
    • Ask advanced participants to help their neighbors and/or experiment with some of the more advanced features of
  • (10 min) Wrap-up and Evaluation
    • Provide short conclusion to the workshop
    • Leave at least 5 minutes for participants to fill out an online evaluation of workshop.

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