Grades K-12 English /
Language Arts Teachers

Friday, Oct. 3, 2014

8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Jones Institute for
Educational Excellence
The Earl Center at
Emporia State University
1601 State, Emporia, KS

Map to Event:
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$125 (includes lunch &, materials)

Graduate credit (0.5) available with no additional work; 1.0 graduate credit available with an additional assignment to be completed and submitted to JIEE. An additional fee for graduate credit.

Enrollment is limited to 35 participants. A minimum of 8 participants is required to hold the workshop.

Registration will close on Sept. 26, 2014.


Learning to Write While Writing to Learn: Writing Across Content

Along with reading comprehension, writing skills are strong predictors of academic achievement and are essential for college and workplace success. Research around writing tells us what students need in order to learn how to write and to use their writing to learn. We just need to get this information to ALL teachers, including math, science, social studies, art, and other content areas.

This workshop will share the importance of using writing to learn and will provide content teachers with strategies to teach students how to write and how to use their writing to learn the content. Participants will plan a lesson and leave with several writing-to-learn strategies to implement in class the next day without creating bundles of papers to grade!

Featured Presenter: Carol Hailey McLean


Carol Hailey McLean taught middle and high school English for more than 30 years. She served as the English department chair at Shawnee Mission North High School for 18 years and was the K-12 Reading/Language Arts Resource Specialist for Shawnee Mission USD 512. Carol conducts staff development for districts, including implementation of the Kansas College and Career Ready Standards, and assists schools in developing school improvement plans. In addition, she is a consultant for the College Board and a Ruby Payne cadre trainer for A Framework for Understanding Poverty.





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