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Upcoming Workshops

Virtual Professional Development

 
Virtual Professional Development are LIVE sessions presented on Zoom by our Empowering Writers Instruction Team.  These engaging webinars include opportunities for small group work, discussion and reflection, and a downloadable Guidebook. We also offer our Narrative and Informational PD as prerecorded workshops, so you can watch on your own time.
 
 

Upcoming VPD Sessions

  1. Strategic Reading and Productive Feedback through Narrative Skills Workshop
  2. Informational/Expository Skills - Strategic Reading and Productive Feedback Workshop
  3. K-1 Getting Ready to Write Workshop

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Virtual Professional Development Sessions

Strategic Reading and Productive Feedback Through Narrative Skills Workshop

All sessions are presented live on Zoom by our Empowering Writers Instructional training team for productive learning anywhere.  Registration includes a downloadable Guidebook and Certificate of Participation after attending the required live sessions. Opportunities for small group work, discussion and reflection will be provided.

In this comprehensive workshop, geared for educators in grades 2 - 8,  you will learn the necessary instructional tools to support deeper literary analysis and comprehension, confidently teach narrative writing and be empowered to provide specific actionable feedback when assessing student work. You will see the clear connection between understanding foundational writing skills to effectively responding to text.  This is the “how to” instruction that you have been looking for. 

Session 1:   FOCUS - Reading with Author’s Eyes for Deeper Understanding

  • Instructional Methodology
  • Genre and Organization 
  • Annotation and Analysis 
  • Narrative Skills - Entertaining Beginnings

Session 2: FOCUS - Foundational Skills for recognizing and generating description, character development and motivation, and story tension

  • Elaborative Detail 
  • What do Feelings Look Like?
  • Suspense

Session 3: FOCUS - Foundational Skills for creating a fully developed main event, wrapping up a story and the application of skills through process writing. 

  • Main Event
  • Extended Endings
  • Process Writing and Rubrics

1 Hour - Recorded Bonus Session - Applying Literary Analysis to Constructed Response 

Price - $165.00 USD 
Registration includes:

  • access to the 3 Live Virtual PD Sessions
  • a license for a digital Narrative Guide on the HUB (till June 30, 2021)
  • access to the recorded sessions for 7 days following the last session
*Another training option ~ purchase a "previously recorded" workshop. Access will be available for 14 days ~ watch on your own time! Registration includes the Hub, a downloadable Guidebook, and a Certificate of Participation (after watching the required recorded sessions).

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Informational/Expository Skills - Strategic Reading and Productive Feedback

All sessions are presented live on Zoom by our Empowering Writers Instructional training team for productive learning anywhere.   Registration includes a downloadable Guidebook and Certificate of Participation after attending the required live sessions. Opportunities for small group work, discussion and reflection will be provided.

In this comprehensive workshop, geared for educators in grades 2 - 8, you will learn the necessary instructional tools to support text analysis and comprehension, confidently teach informational and opinion writing and be empowered to provide specific actionable feedback when assessing student work. You will see the clear connection between understanding foundational writing skills to effectively responding to text.  This is the “how to” instruction that you have been looking for. 

Session 1:   FOCUS - Reading with Author’s Eyes for Deeper Understanding

  • Instructional Methodology
  • Genre and Organization 
  • Annotation and Analysis 
  • Informational Skills - Introduce

Session 2: FOCUS - Foundational Skills 

  • Broad Yet Distinct Main Ideas
  • Detail Generating Questions
  • Word Referents

Session 3: FOCUS - Foundational Skills for creating a fully developed main event, wrapping up a story and the application of skills through process writing. 

  • Research
  • Introductions and Conclusions
  • Authentic Writing Tasks and Rubrics

1 Hour - Recorded Bonus Session - Applying Text Analysis to Constructed Response 

Price - $165.00 USD 
Registration includes:

  • access to the 3 Live Virtual PD Sessions
  • a license for a digital Informational/Expository Guide on the HUB (till June 30, 2021)
  • access to the recorded sessions for 7 days following the last session. 

*Another training option ~ purchase a "previously recorded" workshop. Access will be available for 14 days ~ watch on your own time! Registration includes the Hub, a downloadable Guidebook, and a Certificate of Participation (after watching the required recorded sessions).

More Details About Virtual PD

Register Now
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K-1 Getting Ready to Write

All sessions are presented live on Zoom by our Empowering Writers instructional training team for productive learning anywhere. Registration includes a downloadable Guidebook and Certificate of Participation after attending the required live sessions. Opportunities for small group work, discussion and reflection will be provided.
 

Session 1:  Focus: Genre and Organization – Creating the Reading/Writing Connection

  • Instructional Methodology 
  • Recognizing Genre and Author’s Purpose
  • Summarizing Text
  • Inspiring Rich Vocabulary Development

Session 2: Foundational Skills for Narrative Writing

  • Identifying Story Critical Elements Worthy of Description
  • Engaging the Five Senses to Create Vivid Elaboration
  • Generating Elaborative Detail
  • What do Feelings Look Like
  • Crafting Suspenseful Segments                  

Session 3: Informational and Opinion Writing

  • Sorting Details for Informational Writing 
  • Creating Diagrams to Inform
  • Writing Informational Sentences
  • Exploring Opinion
  • Summarizing Opinion Pieces
  • Opinion Writing about a Topic
  • Opinion Writing about a Book

Bonus Recorded Session: The Developmental Stages of Writing

Price - $165.00 USD 
Registration includes:

  • access to the 3 Live Virtual PD Sessions
  • a license for a digital Kindergarten or Grade 1 Guide on the HUB (till June 30, 2021)
  • access to the recorded sessions for 7 days following the last session.  

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Can any of these workshops be presented onsite or online for your school?

Yes, we conduct customized training for thousands of educators every year. To learn how to bring an EW workshop to your district, or to learn how we can provide tailored training to meet your district's needs, please call 1-866-285-3516.

*Note: All workshops require the corresponding book which you can purchase with your registration. The required guide is available in print or digitally with a license to the Hub.
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