Writing Workshop Wows: Leveraging Technology to Engage, Enhance, and Extend Learning Goals and Writing Curriculum (Grades K-12)
NEW Seminar Presented by Joanna Van Raden
Outstanding Educator and National Presenter on Blending the Writer’s Workshop Model
Create the WOW factor for students to motivate, engage, and build confident writers.
Are you looking for ways to put excitement into the writing workshop?
I’ll share a plethora of tools and resources that will put writing time at the top of students’ to do lists and have them begging for more!
Designed for Teachers and Technology Integration Specialists serving grades K-12
Gain experience using the latest digital tools to quickly and seamlessly differentiate instruction to address all learning types throughout the writing process
Learn to use technology tools that engage students in cross curricular writing experiences for all students
Create an efficient writer’s workshop learning environment using digital tools to enhance the role of the teacher
Learn about free websites and apps that will engage, enhance, and extend writing experiences for your students
Use digital tools to discover new and practical ways to foster collaboration and create deeply connected learning communities
Receive an extensive technology handbook full of ideas, resources, and examples
What you Will Learn
Writing is an important skill but is often put to the bottom of the to do list for teachers because of time constraints, lack of confidence, or difficulty motivating and reaching reluctant students. Let me share how you can then use technology tools to engage, enhance, and extend the learning during your writer’s workshop in any grade level. During this lively workshop, you will discover how valuable the integration of technology can be when used with purpose. I’ll expose you to a plethora of digital tools and I’ll demonstrate practical ways to quickly and seamlessly differentiate instruction to provide authentic, exciting learning experiences for all learners. Strategies will be shared that will enable educators to spend more time individually helping students with content. You should leave this workshop with an abundance of tools to engage students in the writing process, enhance the learning materials currently being used, and extend writing beyond the classroom for authentic audiences. Let me show you how you can ignite student engagement and motivate reluctant or resistant writers.
Through hands-on activities, educators will learn ways in which they can engage, enhance, and extend learning using digital tools such as videos, storyboards, blogging, eBooks, and more throughout the writing process. They will explore various online tools to provide choices for students to demonstrate their learning in exciting formats beyond the traditional written paper. Examples they’ll explore include the creation of digital books, use of green screen, multimedia projects, blogging, video newscasts, and more!
Opportunities will be provided for workshop attendees to transform a piece of their own writing into an authentic, engaging, 21st century presentation that they are proud to share.
Educators will learn how to take students’ learning beyond the walls of the classroom and allow them opportunities to explore, create, collaborate, and share their knowledge!
Ten Key Benefits of Attending
Receive a bonanza of resources, including tutorials and online examples
Create valuable projects to share with your students
Receive a Technology Tools Handbook full of valuable low/no cost resources
Learn the latest digital tools and some fabulous “oldies but goodies”
Appeal to students’ love of technology and multimedia experiences
View examples of work created by students using various online tools
Practice using multimedia tools so that you will be ready to utilize them in your classroom immediately
Offer students opportunities to collaborate with students in other classes, schools, or even globally
Spend more time offering small group and individual instruction
Learn to motivate even the most reluctant writers
Joanna Van Raden, Presenter
P.S. I know how valuable your teaching time is to you, so I have planned an active day, packed with lessons, and resources that if you choose, can be immediately implemented with your own grade K-12 students. Please come prepared with a one page (3 paragraphs) narrative introducing yourself, what you teach, your favorite hobbies, and something unique that you would like to share!
Program will run from 8:30am-3:30pm
Check-in will begin at 8:00am (A continental breakfast will be awaiting you with coffee and pastries)
Video of “My Story”
9:15-10:30 Using eBooks
10:30-11:30 Use of Video
WeVideo or IMovie
11:30-12:45 Lunch will be on your own
1:00-2:00 Using Green Screen
2:00-3:00 Finishing Touches
2:45-3:30 Share Projects on Padlet
We prefer that all attendees are paid in advance of the workshop. Our online booking system, through Eventbrite, will allow for attendees to register and pay via credit card.
We gladly accept school/organization purchase orders. Attendees wishing to pay via purchase order must email the purchase order to firstname.lastname@example.org with the attendee's name(s), title(s) and email address(es) in addition to the date and event title.
Payments on the day of the event must be by check made payable to the International Center for Education on a school issued check. Cash payments, personal checks and credit cards are not accepted at the event.
All invoices will be delivered to the attendee by our accounting software via email from Intuit (our accounting software). This is a manual process that may take up to 24 hours from the time of registration.
Attendees may always substitute another person in their place. You may email email@example.com with the substitute attendee's information prior to the event. This will allow ICE to update the pre-printed materials (name tags, certificates of attendance, etc.). If this is not possible, not a problem...we send extra blank copies ahead of time to the workshop presenters.
Refund requests will be honored up to 7 calendar days prior to the event. Refunds will not be granted after such time due to the per person expenditures that are planned into each event (catering, printing, travel, etc). All refund requests must be completed through the confirmation sent via Eventbrite or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Non-Attendance will be billed at full price if the registration is not cancelled within the allotted cancelation time.
Payment Address & Contact Address
International Center for Education
7326 Kestrel Street
Hobart, IN 46342