The Puget Sound Writing Project Presents:
Two-Week Summer Writing Institutes for Teachers
Writing Project workshops help teachers work with the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). The new standards integrate writing and reading with science, social studies, math and technology in K-12 classrooms. Under these standards, students will be expected to:
- Create text-based arguments, including writing using valid reasoning and evidence,
- Intergrate literacy skills across science, social studies and technical subjects,
- Evaluate and integrate information including print, visual and electronic sources,
- Emphasize writing skills that create effective written text,
- Utilize reading skills of increasingly complex texts, and
- Use technology to gather information, research topics and publish writing.
The PSWP writing for the Common Core Institutes are five credit courses. During each two-week institute, teachers will:
- Write and work in writing group,
- Explore the Common Core State Standards,
- Learn and apply current draft performance assessments,
- Share best-practice strategies,
- Integrate reading, writing and technology, and
- Review research about the teaching of writing.
Testimonials from teachers:
"PSWP gave me time to write, time to think, and time to plan. What a gift!"
"This class was taught with great respect and a focus on our needs to be creative and pursue our own interests as teachers, learners, and writers."
"Every activity taught me about a different aspect of writing, from planning for children to having my own writing reviewed."
The Puget Sound Writing Project also offers an Invitational Institute for teacher/leaders, and other programs for teachers. For further information about all our programming, contact PSWP at 206-543-0141. PSWP Teacher/Consultants lead summer Young Writers Workshops for students in grades 6-8 and 9-12; for information contact UW Extension at 206-221-6223.