Wabash Valley Education Center

*Writing with Purpose: Creating Workshops with Authentic Writing for Real Writers

Writing gives our students voice. Learn how to structure a writing workshop that focuses on authentic writing and deep understanding of how real texts work. We will discuss the writing workshop structure, the processes of writing, and how to use authentic texts to support the work of writers. Presented by Lesley Miller for grades K-5.


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Lesley Miller is the District Literacy Specialist for the Community Schools of Frankfort. She works with students and teachers K-12 in all areas of literacy including designing and implementing professional development for literacy coaches, interventionists, administrators, and teachers. Lesley helps in the design of district literacy programming based on the effectiveness of instructional programs. Lesley formerly worked with literacy coaches and Reading Recovery teachers at Purdue University in the Center for Literacy Education and Research. Prior to their work at Purdue, she was a classroom teacher using a reading and writing workshop models in the classroom.


Date: Friday, October 11, 2019
Time: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM (lunch on your own)

Location: Wabash Valley Education Center


Cost: $130/Service Center Member or $260/District not belonging to a Service Center*


*Cost of all workshops are based on membership in an Indiana Educational Service Center (ESC). Any registrants who are not members of an ESC in the state of Indiana will be required to pay the non-member fee of twice the amount of the workshop cost.

**See cancellation policy below

Cancellation Policy

* Registrants who notify WVEC of their cancellation on or before the registration deadline date will not be required to pay the registration fee.
* Registrants who cancel after the registration deadline but before the workshop date or call to cancel on the day of the workshop will pay 50% of the registration fee.
* Registrants who neglect to call or notify the WVEC of their cancellation will be responsible for paying the full fee.
* On official school corporation weather-related cancellation days, registrants will not be required to pay registration fees.


Registration open through 10/10/2019 9:00 AM EST

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Wabash Valley Education Center

3061 Benton Street
West Lafayette, IN 47906

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Wabash Valley Education Center
3061 Benton Street
West Lafayette, IN 47906