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What We Do

Find out how we deliver best writing practices to help your educators become confident writing teachers.

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Research & Case Studies

Read our case studies to see how we’ve helped school districts across the country grow and succeed in writing for over a decade.

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Teachers Welcome

Learn how to teach writing so you can develop successful authors.

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Explore our workshops to see how we can make a difference in your school.

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The Hub

Get an all-in-one interactive 360-degree online resource that brings you professional development, digital teaching tools, how-to demonstration videos and digital resources for students.

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Check out our toolbox of resources for teachers. Get access to our student writing samples and lessons, and find scope and sequence guides to help you easily plan your writing lessons.

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Professional Development Options for Schools and Districts

Professional Development Options for Schools and Districts

With countless years of combined classroom experience, we know the importance of hands-on training and professional development for every writing and ELA teacher. We design our extensive on-site and online programs to help teachers provide a consistent and effective learning experience focused on the writing discipline.

And, you can find it all in one location.

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Are you looking to improve students' writing in your school, but don't have the time or budget for traditional professional development? Empowering Writers' Digital Suite provides teachers with all of the critical background information they need to be a successful writing teacher. The Hub provides your teachers with all of the great background information from our full-day workshops, coaching videos, and digital tools for the classroom to transform writing instruction.

Benefits of The Hub for school districts include:

  • Improved teacher practice in assessing and correcting student writing
  • A consistent approach to writing instruction throughout your school
  • Instruction on all genres of writing for grade levels K-8
  • Answers to hundreds of challenging questions on writing instruction
  • Targeted content for your professional learning community, and for in-house professional and staff development
  • Engaging classroom content for building vocabulary and background knowledge
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Workshop Offerings

Schedule a full-day Empowering Writers workshop at your school or district. Your teachers will improve their teaching practice, and understand the techniques of how to integrate reading and writing effectively. Our workshops will provide your staff with everything they need to be successful in teaching writing and extend it across the curriculum.

Teachers will learn:

  • A proven methodology and specific strategies for writing instruction, and how to apply them to reading experiences
  • How to assess student work, and provide productive feedback
  • How to model writing
  • The salient, particular skills of narrative, expository, and opinion genres
  • A consistent approach to writing instruction

Coaching

Schedule an EW trainer to visit your school. When you schedule a trainer, you'll find this is an excellent opportunity for your team to:

  • See the effectiveness of Empowering Writers' methodology and strategies in their classrooms
  • Learn tips and techniques for writing instruction from a master trainer
  • Understand effective modeling in writing
  • Receive coaching on parts of instruction which present the most challenges
  • Assess student work
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Webinars

One way to keep implementation on track and assure successful results is to meet with an Empowering Writers' master trainer at points during the school year. We offer brisk, 45-minute online sessions.

Our webinars provide an easy way for teachers to:

  • Inform their instruction and answer their questions
  • Assess their students' work with our trainer
  • Review aspects of instruction
  • Get ready for state assessments

We recommend three webinars during the school year with an EW Master Trainer which include:

  • Kick-off session to introduce EW to the team and prepare teachers for the first 6-8 weeks of instruction
  • Check-in session for Q&A with grade levels to maintain accountability and keep implementation on track
  • Assessment prep session to focus instruction on pertinent writing skills and test-taking strategies
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Professional Development In One Package

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Empowering Writers Testimonials

Just wanted you to know that my 4th-grade team officially announced that we had the highest TAKS scores for Writing in the El Paso Independent School District. This data speaks volumes since our school is a Title 1 campus. I have shared what I do with my team, and the results speak for themselves.

- Emily Delgado, 4th-Grade Teacher

Empowering Writers is why we are an exemplary writing school. EW made all the difference.

- Jeaneen Tucker, School Principal

Students who scored a 1/1 on their open response writing last year are now scoring a 3/3. These scores are a huge improvement, especially when I have only been doing these writing activities for three months – we already see a rise in scores. I have never, in my ten years of teaching, had a group of kids more excited to write!

- Melissa Zeitz, Special Education

At long last, teachers have a systematic, comprehensive approach to targeted techniques necessary for "good writing," even for our youngest writers.

- Mary Beth Stickley, Director of Early Childhood Department