Workshop Details

Studying Arguments: Unlearning the Deficit Approach to Student Writing

Are you wondering why your effort to provide writing feedback is falling short and why students struggle with applying the feedback?

Join us as we guide participants through a round of “as-learner” text-based reading and writing tasks and a culminating written argument. Then reflect on current practices and the most effective approaches to reviewing student writing. Most importantly, leave with concrete strategies for providing feedback that is timely, focused, and results in application in future writing.

Some of the questions we will tackle include

  • How do text-based writing assignments bolster student participation?
  • How do we “diagnose” rather than destroy our students’ writing?
  • What strategies are most effective for providing feedback?
  • Can we demand more writing from our students and not increase our own workloads?
  • How do we use the trends and patterns within our student writing samples to target instruction?

Minimize the grading and maximize the outcomes.

Click here to view the agenda for this event.

Who should attend?

This institute is appropriate for teachers, literacy coaches, and district- or school-based administrators. Teachers from text-heavy content areas (English, social studies, and science) will leave with instructional techniques that can be immediately applied in the classroom. Coaches and administrators will find practical solutions to support teachers across disciplines and strengthen instruction.

Other details:
Registration is $229 per person. When registering two or more people, each additional registrant is $199. Space is limited, so sign up today to reserve a seat!

Workshop hours are 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
(Registration and coffee from 8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.  Lunch will be provided.)