In our Saturday Seminars teachers and students participate in the presenter’s workshop lesson together, generally including the following:

  • mini-lesson
  • modeling craft
  • mentor texts
  • engaging strategies
  • writing time
  • sharing

Spring 2019 Seminars

We’ve put together another great season of workshops, filled with time for you to write, reflect, and practice your teaching. Register online and save!
Note to Coaches and Mentors: Participate for FREE, along with one of your mentees! Register for your preferred Saturday Seminar session below. Scroll to the bottom of the ticket options and select “FREE Mentor & Coaching Ticket (must attend with a teacher you support).”

  • February 9, 2019
  • March 2, 2019
  • April 6, 2019

We encourage you to attend all three sessions to discover writing anew, for yourself and your students. 1-3 units of graduate credits available for $150 per unit, along with some other requirements. Look into our Credit Information options for more details.


  • 9:30–10:00 am – Registration in Sweeney Hall Courtyard
  • 10:00–10:30 am – Pre-conference with teacher consultant on lesson objectives & plans
  • 10:30 am–12:30 pm – Participate in the Saturday Seminar with leader, other teachers and students
  • 12:30–1:00 pm – Debrief with the teacher consultant

Total workshop time with students and teachers together is 2 hrs, with a 30 min. pre-brief and debrief before and after the workshop segment with teachers and students together.

Registration Fees

Register online and save!

$30.00 per session
$75.00 for all 3 sessions

Walk In
Walk-in registration, to be paid by cash or check only (no credit cards accepted)

$35.00 per session
$75.00 for all 3 sessions

ESUHSD Teachers
Contact Jefferylynn Davis ( for the latest conference request form. Complete and submit that form before the workshop you plan to attend. The district will pay your registration fee only.


San Jose State University
Sweeney Hall
7th and San Carlos streets
San Jose, CA 95192