Professional Development

The Indiana Writing Project offers professional development opportunities for both teachers and administrators, as well as for teacher consultants. View our opportunities below.

Crash Course: The Workshop Approach

(2 days; register for one or both!)

Reading Workshop 101: Tuesday, June 16, 9 AM - 4 PM  

Writing Workshop 101: Thursday, June 18, 9 AM - 4 PM

Cost: $60/day, $100 for both days  

PGPs: 8 per day

 

Description: Join facilitators Blake Mellencamp and Tammy Taylor for one -ay crash courses in the basics of a workshop approach. One day will focus on reading; a second day will focus on writing. Participants can register for one OR both days. These workshops are designed to support teacher understanding of the fundamental aspects of a workshop approach such as conferencing, mini-lessons, and mentor texts. Both workshops would be appropriate for districts who use a workshop-centric curriculum such as Lucy Calkins’ Units of Study. Both workshops are appropriate for teachers in elementary and/or secondary classrooms.

Entering the Conversation: Supporting Students’ Argument Writing


Dates: June 22-25, 9 AM - 4 PM (M-W), 9 AM - 12 PM (Thurs.)         

Cost: $175 ($125 for IWP Teacher Consultants)

PGPs: 25

 

This workshop will be led by Leah Chandler and Heather Abernathy. Leah and Heather both have gone through IWP professional development focused on argument writing using the College, Career, and Community Writing Program (C3WP) materials from National Writing Project. In this 3.5-day workshop, teachers will study the C3WP approach to argument writing, focusing on helping students see argument as entering a conversation (rather than picking sides). Teachers will participate as learners in C3WP curriculum, then study various curricular tools. The end of this workshop will provide time for teachers to plan how tools from C3WP may be useful in their classrooms in the 2020-2021 academic year. This workshop is appropriate for teachers in grades 3-12.

Best practices in literacy education presented by the Teacher Consultants of the Indiana Writing Project.
 
IWP Workshops

IWP Workshops feature presentations on best practices in literacy education and the teaching of writing by the Teacher-Consultants of the Indiana Writing Project. The workshops are open to all teachers and administrators interested in improving the teaching of writing in their schools. All sessions will be interactive and applicable to students and writers of all ages (unless otherwise noted).

 

By attending IWP's workshops, you can earn professional growth points for teacher license renewal. Each seminar can earn you 3-12 PGPs.

More Information

For more information call the IWP office at 765-285-8414 or email us at iwp@bsu.edu.

​© 2017-2020 Indiana Writing Project

 

Phone: (765) 285-8414 | Fax: (765) 285-3765 | Email: iwp@bsu.edu

Dept. of English, Ball State University, Muncie, IN 47306