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June 10 - July 10: 2013 Summer Institute

June 21: Summer Workshop Series The Writers Toolbox: Sensory Details and Writing to Perform (secondary) For more information

June 28: Summer Workshop Series The Writers Toolbox: Designing and Grading Writing Assigments / To Write, or Not To Write... Do I Have a Choice? (grades 6 - 12+) For more information

July 5: STWP Summer Workshop Keynote Speaker: Kelly Gallagher

 

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South Texas Writing Project Summer Conference

Friday, July 5, 2013 9:00am-3:00pm

Texas A&M International University, WHTC-116

 

Gallagher FlyerFor the past 22 years, Kelly Gallagher has been dedicated to building and sharing his knowledge about literacy.

Keynote Speaker: Kelly Gallagher

In addition to teaching English full-time at Magnolia High School in Anaheim, California, Gallagher has an extensive background in secondary literacy education. He served as the English Coordinator for the Anaheim Union High School District, an urban district comprised of 37,000 secondary students; a Co-Director of the South Basin Writing Project at California State University Long Beach; and an adjunct professor at California State University, Fullerton, where he taught secondary literacy courses.
Gallagher is the author of Reading Reasons: Motivational Mini-Lessons for Middle and High School (Stenhouse 2003), Deeper Reading: Comprehending Challenging Texts, 4-12 (Stenhouse 2004), Teaching Adolescent Writers (Stenhouse 2006), and, Readicide: How Schools Are Killing Reading and What You Can Do About It (Stenhouse 2009). Kelly Gallagher is also a program author in the new Writing Coach series, a groundbreaking, interactive writing and grammar program for middle and high school students.  In addition to his publications, Kelly travels extensively speaking to education professionals and providing professional development workshops.

Gallagher will provide a hands-on workshop to teach reading and writing in the new era of STAAR testing; he will provide teachers and administrators specific steps to reverse the downward spiral that will help prevent the loss of another generation of readers and writers. His workshop will focus on motivating adolescent readers and writers by providing strategies on modeling deeper reading with your students and on moving students beyond the scripted school writing.  His key philosophy focuses on creating literate classroom communities of readers and writers rather than test based teaching.

* Classroom teachers will earn 5 hours of CPU credit for participation.        

* Late registration on-site pending availability. Space is limited to only 100 participants.

 

For program information, contact Erika Medrano at emedrano@tamiu.edu (956) 326-2470

For registration assistance, contact Office of Continuing Education (956)-326-3068

On-line Registration at:  http://www.tamiu.edu/ce/K-12.shtml

Download registration form here

 

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Kelly Gallagher with members from STWP at International Reading Association (IRA) in San Antonio 2013

 

South Texas Writing Project Summer Workshop Series
Friday, June 21, 2013 / 9:00am-1:00pm
Texas A&M International University – Pellegrino Hall 203


The South Texas Writing Project Workshop Series is proud to offer classroom teachers
an array of Reading/Writing workshops that consist of lesson based activities reflective of
STAAR exam objectives. If you are interested in exploring creative ways to teach
Reading/Writing and make it fun – all the while preparing your students for the STAAR exam –
then these workshops are right for you.


Workshop #2: The Writer’s Toolbox - Sensory Details and Writing to Perform (Secondary)

This workshop will help teachers provide students with the tools to plan, organize, and develop their writing. Part 1: sensory details – here, teachers incorporate sensory details to engage the reader intellectually as well as emotionally; this will help students invest their writing with emotional depth. Part 2: writing to perform includes not only the praxis of writing as a process, but the participants will also experience: working in collaborative groups, practicing and developing verbal skills, creating and acting their own characters, and using their own bodies to express emotions and to communicate their character’s message. This two-part workshop will engage and help teachers prove that writing that can be instructive and fun for students.

 

* Classroom teachers will earn 4 hours of CPU credit for participation. Registration includes all workshop materials.
Early On-line Registration ONLY: http://www.tamiu.edu/ce/STWP621.shtml
No Late On-Site registration.

For More Information Go Here

 

South Texas Writing Project Summer Workshop Series
Friday, June 28, 2013 / 9:00am-1:00pm
Texas A&M International University – Pellegrino Hall 203

 

Workshop #3: The Writer’s Toolbox - Designing and Grading Writing Assignments / To Write, or Not to Write…. do I have a choice? (Grades: 6-12+)

This workshop targeted for secondary grades will help teachers provide students with the tools to plan, organize, and develop their writing. Part 1: designing and grading writing assignments – here, teachers will discover ways to create effective writing assignments that engage and motivate a student to write; they will also find unique ways to grade these assignments that de-mystifies the grading of  writing. Part 2: to write or not write – do I have a choice – this workshop focuses on preparing students to communicate not only with their peers but also the world at large. 

* Classroom teachers will earn 4 hours of CPU credit for participation. Registration includes all workshop materials.
Early On-line Registration ONLY: http://www.tamiu.edu/ce/STWP628
No Late On-Site registration.

For More Information Go Here

 

 

 

 

The South Texas Writing Project is an affiliate site of the National Writing Project, the largest professional development network in the U.S. with over 200 sites. NWP, a federally funded non-profit organization, is listed in the “No Child Left Behind” catalog of models for comprehensive school reform. Texas A&M International University is the home of the South Texas Writing Project, first founded in 1996.

 

 
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