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Writers' Workshop: A Self-Paced, Gamified Approach to Teaching All Students to Write (Grades 6-12)

Date: November 01, 2023 through November 01, 2023
Time: 09:00 AM to 03:00 PM
Location: ROE #3 Professional Development Center, 1500 W Jefferson St, Vandalia, IL 62471

Contact: Contact Us
Contact phone: 6182835011

Jim Kestner will introduce a ground-breaking curriculum, the Writers’ Workshop Wayfarer Challenge. Writing instruction from Kestner’s more than 30 years experience as a dynamic speaker brings workshop participants a series of videos and web links that teach writing skills, freeing teachers to spend time focused on students’ individual needs. Featuring video vignettes and the option of an incentives-based, game-like interface, middle and high school English teachers will discover how to harness the power of avatars and individual-based skill progression to shatter barriers and generate excitement in students as they gain ever greater writing proficiency along a virtual expedition to climb Mt. Everest. Every participant receives a free Writers’ Workshop Wayfarer Challenge curriculum and implementation guide!

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This training will be held on November 1, 2023 from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at the ROE #3 Professional Development Center. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. The cost to attend this training is $120/person and lunch will be provided. Each participant will receive 5.5 PD hours upon completion of the training.

Registration Flyer: https://forms.gle/SwZ3mJQAN8tqiSCy8

Professional Development Provided By:
The Regional Office of Education for Bond, Christian, Effingham, Fayette and Montgomery Counties
Julie Wollerman, Regional Superintendent of Schools