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Saturday Seminar February 10th Teacher Tickets

San Jose Area Writing Project
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Feb 10 9:30AM - 1:00PM
During the Saturday Seminar Series teachers will have an opportunity to work alongside students, participating in mini-lessons and workshoping writing in a day designed by our team of highly skilled teacher consulants. Teachers will walk away with lesson materials and the experience of participating in a vibrant writing community that they will be able to replicate in their classrooms.

Event Schedule

  • 9:30-10:00am - Registration in front of Sweeney Hall Courtyard
  • 10-10:30am - Pre-conference with teacher consultant on lesson objectives & plans
  • 10:30-12:30pm - Participate in a Saturday Seminar lesson led by teacher consultant alongside students
  • 12:30-1:00pm - Debrief with the teacher consultant to discuss instructional moves



Course Descriptions

Grades K-2 - Integrating Student Talk into the Writing Process

Teachers will learn about the important step of structured oral talk as a brainstorming technique before engaging in writing. Teachers will also learn how to transition students from talk to writing.

Jaimie Brown is the Assistant Director of The Silicon Valley New Teacher Project based out of the Santa Cruz County Office of Education

Grades 3-5 - Art/Writing Connections: Watercolor is Your Parachute!

Teachers, are you looking for ways to engage students as visual learners and creative storytellers? Explore watercolor painting and other art media to help students make connections with their reading and writing. Learn ways that illustration study can improve student writing in any genre.

Keysone Manithep teaches fourth grade at Millbrook Elementary/Evergreen School District

Grades 6-7 - Stuck in the Middle?

Many student writers are prepared to effectively start and end a narrative, but the middle needs strategic thinking, planning, and decision-making. Teachers will learn how to coach writers through the process of developing effective storytelling throughout the text.

Elena Melendez, SJAWP Teacher Consultant, teaches multigrades at Escondido Elementary School, Palo Alto Unified School District.

Grades 8-12 - Write for a Cause: Create an Op-Ed Piece

Teachers, learn how to guide students in writing an op-ed piece using both mentor texts and modeling craft moves. You will get to write a shortened-version of an op-ed piece that may serve as a good model for your lessons.

Chrissy Molfino teaches at Silver Creek High School of East Side Union High School District


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Saturday Seminar February 10th Student Tickets

Saturday Seminar February 10th Student Tickets

Feb 10 9:30AM - 12:30PM
Our Saturday Seminars use a "lab school" model, in which teachers and students participate in the presenters workshop lesson together in small groups, generally including the following:mini-lesson on…
 
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Saturday Seminar March 3rd Teacher Tickets

Saturday Seminar March 3rd Teacher Tickets

Mar 03 9:30AM - 1:00PM
During the Saturday Seminar Series teachers will have an opportunity to work alongside students, participating in mini-lessons and workshoping writing in a day designed by our team of highly skilled…
 
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SJAWP Saturday Seminar

SJAWP Saturday Seminar

Mar 03 7:00PM - 10:00PM

Come join the San Jose Area Writing Project for a thrilling Saturday of joyful writing. Students will write alongside teachers as we learn together.