Supporting English Language Learners in the Writing Workshop
Participants in this session will explore the foundation and the load bearing walls that sustain an engaging writing workshop. Then, they will learn how to rough in the details, in response to what they discover about the students they serve--particularly ENL students. Join us as we discover more about identifying the strengths and needs of this population and specific strategies that help them develop new language skills as they master the process and craft of writing bit by bit. Come prepared to make and write and return to your classrooms excited to help your students do the same.
This session is possible through funding from Alberta Education
Angela Stockman is the author of Make Writing: 5 Strategies that Turn Writer's Workshop into a Makerspace, Hacking the Writing Workshop: Redesign with Making in Mind, and Hacking School Culture: Creating Compassionate Classrooms. In her former life, she taught elementary, middle, and high school English Language Arts. During her tenure, she served as a Christa McAuliffe Fellow and won a citation for Excellence in Teaching from the New York State Department of Education, specifically for her work with resistant learners. For the last fourteen years, she has supported thousands of literacy teachers throughout the United States, Canada, and Australia as they work to engage and sustain writers of all ages and ability levels. She has expertise in K-12 curriculum and assessment design, and she has served as an instructional coach for teachers at all levels. The founder of the WNY Young Writers' Studio, Angela also establishes and helps others sustain makerspaces for writers within and beyond their school systems.
March 04, 2019
Includes lunch and refreshments
**This learning opportunity is being provided through funding from Alberta Education**