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The Core Four: Essential Assignments that Improve Writing Skills and Content Knowledge

During this in-person workshop, participants will learn how to plan, teach and assess four key assignments that significantly impact student achievement — vocabulary cards, the 10% summary, the compare and contrast essay and the argument essay.
The Core Four: Essential Assignments that Improve Writing Skills and Content Knowledge

Date

March 12, 2024

Location

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

Instructor:

Kristine Gibson

Grade:

4-12

Feedback that Works: Beyond the Rubric

Streamline the time spent grading essays and providing feedback that students never look at! During this in-person workshop, participants will learn to prioritize writing skills and use clear criteria to set and model expectations before writing and use these same criteria after writing to provide streamlined, usable feedback to students.
Feedback that Works: Beyond the Rubric

Date

April 23, 2024

Location

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

Instructor:

Kristine Gibson

Grade:

4-12

Think-Write-Learn: Daily Routines that Build Engagement, Content Knowledge and Accountability

Learn how to incorporate quick, low risk, high reward writing and thinking tasks into daily instruction during this in-person workshop. Walk away with a bank of prompts and activities that can be used to increase student engagement and participation in class activities, encourage students to reflect on growth and feedback, and build student accountability for the learning process.
Think-Write-Learn: Daily Routines that Build Engagement, Content Knowledge and Accountability

Date

May 16, 2024

Location

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

Instructor:

Kristine Gibson

Grade:

3-12

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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