2014-15 Summer Mini Institute
Great Valley Writing Project (GVWP) at CSU Stanislaus sponsors professional development for teachers modeled after the successful Bay Area Writing Project at UC Berkeley. This one-week institute is an introduction to the National Writing Project (NWP) culture of teachers teaching teachers. Participants will study composition theory and recent research, write extensively, and provide helpful feedback on each other's writing in small response groups.
This thirty-hour course is open to teachers and administrators from all disciplines in elementary, secondary, and post-secondary institutes. Applicants should have an interest in reflecting on their teaching practice and developing their expertise in the teaching of writing.
Dates and Times
Registration deadline: June 30, 2014
Summer Institute: July 7-11, 2014; 8:30a.m. - 3:30p.m.
California State University, Stanislaus - Stockton campus
612 E. Magnolia St., Stockton, CA 95202
Registration Fee: $250
Units: 2 units of academic credit will be available at $40 per unit through CSU, Stanislaus.
Application instructions and form: 2014 Summer Mini form
Questions? contact Suzanne at firstname.lastname@example.org or 209-667-3490
Super Saturday Seminars are back!
Free Writing Workshops Focus on the California Common Core State Standards, Digital Learning, and Writing in all Disciplines.
Learn new approaches for integrating writing into your instruction from experienced K-12 teachers. Sessions target ways to integrate writing into all content areas, integrating technology into the teaching of writing, and meeting the new increased writing demands of the California Common Core State Standards. Session feature research-based approaches and student work.
Locations, Dates and Times:
CSU, Stanislaus - Turlock campus, 1 University Circle, Turlock:
October 26, 2013, January 11, 2014, March 22, 2014
Room # Demergasso-Bava Hall, room P114
Time: 9:00am - Noon
CSU, Stanislaus - Stockton campus, 612 E. Magnolia, Stockton
September 14, 2013, November 16, 2013, February 22, 2014
Room: Acacia Building
Units: One (1) unit of CSU Stanislaus Extended Education credit is available when attending 5 Saturday Seminars.
Download Flyer: 2013-2014 Saturday Seminar Flyer
Expository Reading and Writing Course - Follow-Up Sessions
Five Great Valley Writing Project Teacher Consultants have been certified by the CSU Chancellor's Office to offer the newly revised and updated Expository Reading and Writing Course (ERWC) curriculum created by teachers for 7th and 8th grade.
Middle school teachers are invited to participate in four follow up sessions as they work through pedagogical challenges in the shifts demanded by the Common Core.
(Three introductory sessions took place in Fall 2013).
Continuing the Conversation: Owning the ERWC Follow Up Dates and Locations:
- January 11, 2014 - CSU Stanislaus, Turlock: Listening and Speaking Strategies
- February 1, 2014 - CSU Stanislaus, Turlock: Writer's Notebooks & Grammar
- March 22, 2014 - CSU Stanislaus, Turlock: How to Enliven Anecdotes to Improve Argumentation
- April 5, 2014 - CSU, Stockton Center: Poetry as Argumentation using Digital Writing
Times: 9am - Noon
Registration: $200 per participant, visit https://erwc.eventbrite.com
Implementing Common Core State Standards for Elementary Teachers
This series of six workshops offers K-5 teachers an opportunity to develop an understanding of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in writing and how they impact expectations for student writing. Join GVWP teacher leaders on a journey to deepen your knowledge of the CCSS. Teaching strategies will be modeled that can be easily implemented in any classroom and any content area. Student samples will be shared with participants.
Dates: January 22, February 5 & 19, March 5 & 19, April 2
Times: 4:15p.m - 6:45p.m.
Location: San Joaquin County Office of Education
2707 Transworld Dr.
Stockton CA. 95206
Registration fee: $200
To register visit: http://k-5ccss.eventbrite.com
One unit of CSU extended ed. credit is available for $40.
Flyer: SJCOE Elementary CCSS
Summer 2014 Young Writers' Workshop - Turlock - CSUS
This program offers a unique opportunity for students to develop their writing talents. Under the guidance of experienced Great Valley Writing Project Teacher Consultants, students have a chance to grow as writers. In an atmosphere that is optimal for young writers, students become better writers. Students share writings with fellow students, conference with teachers, and experiment with a variety of genre and creative techniques.
Dates: June 16-27, 2014
Time: 8:30AM - 12:30PM
Location: CSU Stanislaus, 1 University Circle, Turlock CA 95382
Building and room#: TBD
Flyer: contact Suzanne at email@example.com or 209-667-3490
Registration Fees: Early-Bird $225 until April 4, 2014. Additional students from same household enjoy a $25 discount. After April 4, 2014, cost is $250, with $25 discount for additional student(s) from same household.
To Register online: http://2014yww.eventbrite.com
To Register by email/check: contact Suzanne at firstname.lastname@example.org