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Professional Development
Public Schedule

Improving Student Performance: Writing and Thinking Across the Curriculum with Collins Writing

This workshop provides an in-depth overview of the Collins Writing Program. It shows educators (in any content area) how to use the Five Types of Writing to increase students' understanding and retention of course content while simultaneously increasing student involvement and motivation to learn. The day will be engaging, interactive, and entertaining.
Improving Student Performance: Writing and Thinking Across the Curriculum with Collins Writing

Date

September 28, 2023

Location

Indian Lake HS, 6210 OH-235, Lewistown, OH 43333

Instructor:

John Collins

Grade:

K-12

Managing and Improving Writing Skills and Habits in the Primary Grades, Grades K-2

During this in-person workshop, participants will learn practical strategies and techniques to help their young writers gain writing fluency, become comfortable thinking on paper, and develop the essential writing skills they need for future academic success, starting as early as kindergarten.
Managing and Improving Writing Skills and Habits in the Primary Grades, Grades K-2

Date

November 13, 2023

Location

MUJC, PD Center, 340 Central Ave, New Providence, NJ

Instructor:

Kristine Gibson

Grade:

K-2

Strategies for Peer Review and Three-Step Editing, Grades 3-10

Peer editing need not be painful! This online workshop will help you rethink your approach to editing so students assume more of the responsibility for editing and have tangible evidence to show for it. Learn strategies for guiding students to practice the sophisticated skills of peer review and revision.
Strategies for Peer Review and Three-Step Editing, Grades 3-10

Date

December 14, 2023

Location

Virtual

Instructor:

Kristine Gibson

Grade:

3-10

Strategies for Building Elaboration in Writing

During this in-person workshop, participants will learn how to plan, teach and assess writing assignments that significantly impact student achievement. Strategies include chunking longer essays, setting clear and measurable criteria for success, and incorporating purposeful planning, revising, and editing tasks.
Strategies for Building Elaboration in Writing

Date

November 28, 2023

Location

Monmouth Mall, Lower Level
180 Route 35

Instructor:

Kristine Gibson

Grade:

3-8

How Did You Get That? Improving Open Responses in Math

This online course is for math teachers in grades 2-8. The course uses the nationally known and research-based Collins Writing framework, provides educators with practical classroom strategies and teaching techniques. The Collins framework is designed to improve the quality of student engagement, and teacher feedback, as well as develop critical procedural skills, conceptual understandings and vocabulary, and problem solving expertise.
How Did You Get That? Improving Open Responses in Math

Date

Stay tuned for new dates

Location

TBA

Instructor:

Bill Atwood

Grade:

2-8

Writing Roadmap

Writing Roadmap: Improving Writing Skills and Habits Through Meaningful Preassessment , Purposeful Focus Correction Areas, and Strategic Instruction

Three one-hour, pre-recorded video modules.
Writing Roadmap

Date

Pre-Recorded, Anytime, Asynchronous Access

Location

Online
Offered in Collaboration with Central Intermediate Unit 10 in PA

Instructor:

Kristine Gibson

Grade:

K-12

Introduction to the Collins Writing Program

Six one-hour, pre-recorded video modules:

1. Overview of the Five Types of Writing, With a Focus on Type One
2. Improve Student Retention and Understanding of Content With Type Two Writing
3. Types Three, Four, and Five Writing: Focus on Selecting Critical Writing Skills
4. Teaching Critical Writing Skills to Mastery and Making Peer Editing Work
5. Help Students to Retain and Use Critical Content Vocabulary
6. Integrating the Five Types of Writing
Introduction to the Collins Writing Program

Date

Pre-Recorded, Anytime, Asynchronous Access

Location

Online
Offered in Collaboration with Central Intermediate Unit 10 in PA

Instructor:

John Collins

Grade:

3-12
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