At Empowering Writers we are ready for all scenarios and prepared to meet your instructional needs. Our high quality professional development is available in-person or virtually.
Over the last few months, our team has been providing Virtual Professional Development, distance learning lessons, and customized trainings for our district partners. Since the end of March, over 6,000 teachers and 30,000 students have utilized our distance learning lessons. In addition, we have delivered virtual PD for hundreds of teachers and multiple school districts making Empowering Writers the number one choice for distance learning writing instruction among educators.
It’s also worth noting, Empowering Writers' Writing-Reading connection is the most effective way to teach writing and create strategic readers while improving reading comprehension.
Our Instructional Team can customize the following services for your school or district:
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We can partner together to discuss and determine the best solutions for your district's instructional goals.
We are currently planning and scheduling virtual or in-person workshops customized to the specific needs of your staff, time, and budget.
If in-person workshops are not an option, we have Virtual Professional Development. These engaging sessions are presented by the EW Instructional Team and include opportunities for small group work, discussion and reflection, and a downloadable guidebook. Here are more details on our Virtual Professional Development.
Whether in-person or virtually, we can deliver an effective training solution to prepare your teachers to deliver high-quality writing instruction. Here are more details on our traditional professional development.
This past year we've been working with districts to align their new ELAR resources, the district's pacing/scope & sequence, with the writing instruction. In most cases, we've customized a specific district digital guide by grade level for teachers 2-8.
Whether your district is using a popular reading program or follows the district's own scope and sequence, we can align Empowering Writers' instruction to the required pacing and streamline the resources.
The alignment of reading and writing simplifies the implementation of ELA instruction and takes away the guesswork out of lesson movement.
Download "Equipping Teachers with the Right Tools" Checklist to see if your teachers can benefit from a customized ELA resource.
We’ve created, and in some cases redesigned, writing assignments to assign directly to students who may be in an “at home” learning environment. The Distance Learning Student Assignments are a wide-range of lessons and activities covering vocabulary building, narrative and expository writing, reading activities, editing & revising, and "off screen" activities for K-8. All lessons can be found within your HUB digital guide.
Distance Learning Student Assignments can be assigned to a wide range of school platforms (Google Classroom, Schoology, Office 365, Canvas, etc.)
"It's no surprise but the resources you are putting together are AMAZING! Thank you for all of your work as we try to wrap our heads around a digital learning platform. As always, the EW team has exceeded our expectations! Thanks again for all you continue to do to support teaching and learning."
~ Maureen F. | Director, Language Arts / Social Studies
We offer a variety of formats depending on your professional development needs. Full-day workshops to 2-hour chunks are brimming with practical information, time to process and apply new learning, discussion time with colleagues, and a variety of multi-sensory activities to engage and inform participants.
Please join us for one of our workshops. You’ll walk away with lessons you can implement immediately, and a comprehensive resource that includes everything you need to teach writing in the classroom and beyond.