ENGAGING WRITERS ES

Topic: Reading/Literacy
Instructor: Jodi Slonaker
Method: Online (OWRK)
Sponsor: Teach n' Kids Learn, Inc.
Center Offered: OLPD

Course Description:

To build a foundation for college and career readiness, students need to learn to use writing as a way of offering and supporting opinions, demonstrating an understanding of the subjects they are studying, and conveying real and imagined experiences and events. They learn to appreciate that a key purpose of writing is to communicate clearly to an external, sometimes unfamiliar audience, and they begin to adapt the form and content of their writing to accomplish a particular task and purpose. They develop the capacity to build knowledge on a subject through research projects and to respond analytically to literary and informational sources. To meet these goals, students must devote significant time and effort to writing, producing numerous pieces over short and extended time frames throughout the year.

 The focus of this course is intended to provide opportunities for teachers to create a learning environment which allows students to thrive as writers. Teachers will master the foundations for student authentic writing using the model and framework of “Writer’s Workshop”. These strategies can be adapted and modified into each teacher’s classroom using these best writing practices and provide a context for implementation within the classroom.

 Teachers will work through the process of teaching students how to communicate clearly to an external, sometimes unfamiliar audience, and must learn how to adapt the form and content of their writing to accomplish a particular task and purpose. Participants will review practical methods for developing their student’s capacity to build knowledge on a subject through research projects and to respond analytically to literary and informational sources.   The Writer’s Workshop framework is based on the premise of three components to encourage the real-life application of writing into daily life, such dialogue and building confidence with student writing, through short, concise mini-lessons, leading into independent writing/conferencing and concluding with share time.

 This course will address strategies for teachers who work with students in Grades 3-5. The underlying principles, which focus on best practices for writing using specific strategies, are the heart and inspiration for this course. These principles allow for hands-on learning application so that students can truly enjoy and become passionate about their own writing capabilities!

 Connections between the standards for English Language Arts and the Danielson’s Framework with real-life, hands-on application of literacy instruction within the classroom will be provided for teachers in a variety of ways that will result in the specific application of instructional strategies, student choice, building confidence as writers and through frequent, ongoing collaboration and dialogue.

Contact Jodi at jodi@teachnkidslearn.com  for more information

Website: www.TeachnKidsLearn.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TeachnKidsLearn

Course Location:  www.teachnkidslearn.com

Course Notes:

You can register and begin the course at any time and have until the end of Ashland University’s academic year to complete it. Within 24-48 hours of your registration you will receive an email from your course content provider that contains your course access information. Plan to spend a minimum of two weeks in the course.  Once you complete your course, your grade will be submitted to Ashland University for processing. This course is web-based so you can access it from any computer with internet access. It is also self-paced, so you can work entirely at your own pace, when it is convenient for you. There are no specific times you must be online and no individual deadline dates for assignments. They can be submitted any time, so long as everything has been submitted by the end of the academic term.

Within 24 hours of your registration you should be able to establish a login for your student account at Ashland University, WebAdvisor. You can use WebAdvisor to view your registrations, see when your grade is posted, and print detailed receipts and grade reports. Please click here for instructions on obtaining a username and password. The instructions also include a link to our Records and Registration's webpage where transcript ordering instructions can be found. It is advised that you review your record before ordering transcripts. 

 Contact Ashland Professional Development at pds@ashland.edu

Cost: $600
Timespan of Course:
September 1, 2019 to August 31, 2020
Contact E-mail: jodi@teachnkidslearn.com

Meeting Times

  • Location of Meeting: 
    online, self-paced format
    Location of Meeting: 
    Course Location: www.teachnkidslearn.com
Course Number: EDU*6130*J14
Academic Term: 20/GW
Academic Level: GW
Semester Hours: 3.00
Subject: EDU