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Saturday Seminars

Elementary School Students

Fall series

All three workshops for a discount

For K–2 Grade Writers

Poetry, the Path to an Empowered Writing Life:  Amy Ludwig Vanderwater and Ariale Johnson will use poetry as a helpful tool to deal with the rich inner lives of students.

Making Opinion Writing Fun: Lisa Rivera is a seminar that turns academic writing into fascinating and fun activities.

Jump Into Narrative Writing By Using Your Imagination: Jennifer Baumgartner explores storytelling as art.

While each workshop can stand alone, students and teachers can draw much more meaning from each seminar if they have other seminars to build on. Furthermore, registering for the entire series saves you money and time.

Note: Parents of K-2 students are expected to stay for the workshop, either in the classroom or the parent workshop.

September 29th, 2018

Poetry, the Path to an Empowered Writing Life

For K–2 Grade Writers

Amy Ludwig Vanderwater has shown us that Poems Are Teachers. Join Aeriale for an engaging morning exploring how we can integrate poetry into our daily work with young children to help them become more powerful writers in all genres.

Aeriale Johnson, SJAWP Fellow, spends her days learning from children at Washington Elementary School in San José. She holds a National Board Certification in Early/Middle Childhood Literacy.

Note: Parents of K-2 students are expected to stay for the workshop, either in the classroom or the parent workshop.

October 20, 2018

Making Opinion Writing Fun

For K–2 Grade Writers

Using  the right mentor text, in particular one that most teachers have in their classroom library already, can make opinion writing fun. I will show how you tie math into the lesson as well.

Lisa Rivera, SJAWP Teacher Consultant, teaches 1st grade at Kathryn Hughes Elementary School in Santa Clara Unified School District.

Note: Parents of K-2 students are expected to stay for the workshop, either in the classroom or the parent workshop.

November 10th, 2018

Jump Into Narrative Writing By Using Your Imagination!

For K–2 Grade Writers

In this workshop, we will explore story writing strategies such as beginning, middle, and end to teach narrative writing.  We will use a mentor text to physically demonstrate how the beginning, middle, and the end of the story looks before we try writing our own creation.   

Jennifer Baumgartner, SJAWP Teacher Consultant, teaches 2nd grade teacher at Zanker Elementary School in Milpitas Unified School District.  She loves teaching writing using Writer’s Workshop and has done so for 27 years. In her spare time, she loves to travel, cook, read and write.  

Note: Parents of K-2 students are expected to stay for the workshop, either in the classroom or the parent workshop.

Agenda

  • Meet and Greet 9:30–10:00 am

  • Workshops
    10:00 am–12:30 pm

  • Dismissal
    12:30 pm

Registration Fees

Online

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.

Location:

PAST SEMINARS

How to Write to Inform

For K–2 Grade Writers

Note: Parents of K-2 students are expected to stay for the workshop, either in the classroom or the parent workshop.

Jennifer Kim, SJAWP Teacher Consultant, teaches at Pearl Zanker Elementary, Milpitas Unified School District.

April 7th, 2018

What’s My Line?

For 3-5 Grade Writers

Susan Seyan, SJAWP Teacher Consultant, is an interventionist at Rachel Carson Elementary School, San Jose Unified School District.

April 7th, 2018

Power to the Little People

For K–2 Grade Writers

Note: Parents of K-2 students are expected to stay for the workshop, either in the classroom or the parent workshop.

Aeriale Johnson, SJAWP Fellow, teaches at Washington Elementary School, San José Unified School District.

March 3, 2018

Find Your Voice

For 3-5 Grade Writers

Laura Brown, SJAWP Associate Director, is an interventionist at Mount Pleasant STEAM Academy, Mt. Pleasant Elementary School District.

March 3, 2018

Integrating Student Talk into the Writing Process

For K–2 Grade Writers

Note: Parents of K-2 students are expected to stay for the workshop, either in the classroom or the parent workshop.

Jamie Brown is the Assistant Director of The Silicon Valley New Teacher Project, Santa Cruz County Office of Education.

February 10, 2018

Art/Writing Connections: Watercolor is Your Parachute!

For 3-5 Grade Writers

Keysone Manithep, SJAWP Teacher Consultant, teaches fourth grade at Millbrook Elementary, Evergreen School District.

February 10, 2018

Saturday Seminars

Elementary School Students

Fall series

All three workshops for a discount

For K–2 Grade Writers

Poetry, the Path to an Empowered Writing Life:  Amy Ludwig Vanderwater and Ariale Johnson will use poetry as a helpful tool to deal with the rich inner lives of students.

Making Opinion Writing Fun: Lisa Rivera is a seminar that turns academic writing into fascinating and fun activities.

Jump Into Narrative Writing By Using Your Imagination: Jennifer Baumgartner explores storytelling as art.

While each workshop can stand alone, students and teachers can draw much more meaning from each seminar if they have other seminars to build on. Furthermore, registering for the entire series saves you money and time.

Note: Parents of K-2 students are expected to stay for the workshop, either in the classroom or the parent workshop.

All three workshops for a discount

For 3rd-5th Grade Writers

Purchasing this bundle will get you all three of these workshops:

Revising Your Writing (without killing it): Laura Brown addresses one of the most difficult and overlooked aspects of writing.

In Collaborative Composing: Susan Seyan helps scaffold how group work can be constructive rather than destructive. 

Getting to the Heart of the Story: Alexis Doucette shows how to generate and execute story writing ideas consistently and concisely.

While each workshop can stand alone, students and teachers can draw much more meaning from each seminar if they have other seminars to build on. Furthermore, registering for the entire series saves you money and time.

September 29th, 2018

Poetry, the Path to an Empowered Writing Life

For K–2 Grade Writers

Amy Ludwig Vanderwater has shown us that Poems Are Teachers. Join Aeriale for an engaging morning exploring how we can integrate poetry into our daily work with young children to help them become more powerful writers in all genres.

Aeriale Johnson, SJAWP Fellow, spends her days learning from children at Washington Elementary School in San José. She holds a National Board Certification in Early/Middle Childhood Literacy.

Note: Parents of K-2 students are expected to stay for the workshop, either in the classroom or the parent workshop.

Revising Your Writing (without killing it)

For 3-5 Grade Writers

​Donald Murray once saidWriting is revising.” But why do we resist it?  Hate it? Go straight to editing? Participant teams will use mentor texts to play “editorial staff” in an inquiry lesson on revision. Try out revision​ strategies on ​your own discovery draft or free-writ​e​​.  Come away with tools for revising and editing ​all kinds of writing. ​Even like revising? Maybe!

Laura Brown, is an SJAWP Associate Director and recently-retired Intervention teacher from Mount Pleasant Elementary School District

October 20, 2018

Making Opinion Writing Fun

For K–2 Grade Writers

Using  the right mentor text, in particular one that most teachers have in their classroom library already, can make opinion writing fun. I will show how you tie math into the lesson as well.

Lisa Rivera, SJAWP Teacher Consultant, teaches 1st grade at Kathryn Hughes Elementary School in Santa Clara Unified School District.

Note: Parents of K-2 students are expected to stay for the workshop, either in the classroom or the parent workshop.

Collaborative Composing

For 3-5 Grade Writers

When students write with other students, deeper, richer ideas can emerge, take root, and grow into inspired drafts. Creatively collaborate with students and add something new to your writing workshop toolkit.

Students: Come write with us and gain insight into your writing by listening to and sharing it with others. Bring a draft with you, or flash draft something here!

Susan Seyan, SJAWP Teacher Consultant, is an interventionist at Rachel Carson Elementary School, San Jose Unified School District.

November 10th, 2018

Jump Into Narrative Writing By Using Your Imagination!

For K–2 Grade Writers

In this workshop, we will explore story writing strategies such as beginning, middle, and end to teach narrative writing.  We will use a mentor text to physically demonstrate how the beginning, middle, and the end of the story looks before we try writing our own creation.   

Jennifer Baumgartner, SJAWP Teacher Consultant, teaches 2nd grade teacher at Zanker Elementary School in Milpitas Unified School District.  She loves teaching writing using Writer’s Workshop and has done so for 27 years. In her spare time, she loves to travel, cook, read and write.  

Note: Parents of K-2 students are expected to stay for the workshop, either in the classroom or the parent workshop.

Getting to the Heart of the Story

For 3-5 Grade Writers

We will begin with brainstorming different short story ideas and then move into drafting those pieces. Using think-aloud strategies, we will help students pause to think about how to add details and dialogue, as well as check in to see how we could improve the piece as we go – internalizing the revising and editing processes. Everybody has a story, what’s yours? We can’t for you to share it.

Alexis Doucette, SJAWP Teacher Consultant, teaches fourth grade at La Entrada School in Las Lomitas Elementary School District in Menlo Park.

Agenda

  • Meet and Greet 9:30–10:00 am

  • Workshops
    10:00 am–12:30 pm

  • Dismissal
    12:30 pm

Registration Fees

Online

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.

Location:

PAST SEMINARS

How to Write to Inform

For K–2 Grade Writers

Note: Parents of K-2 students are expected to stay for the workshop, either in the classroom or the parent workshop.

Jennifer Kim, SJAWP Teacher Consultant, teaches at Pearl Zanker Elementary, Milpitas Unified School District.

April 7th, 2018

What’s My Line?

For 3-5 Grade Writers

Susan Seyan, SJAWP Teacher Consultant, is an interventionist at Rachel Carson Elementary School, San Jose Unified School District.

April 7th, 2018

Power to the Little People

For K–2 Grade Writers

Note: Parents of K-2 students are expected to stay for the workshop, either in the classroom or the parent workshop.

Aeriale Johnson, SJAWP Fellow, teaches at Washington Elementary School, San José Unified School District.

March 3, 2018

Find Your Voice

For 3-5 Grade Writers

Laura Brown, SJAWP Associate Director, is an interventionist at Mount Pleasant STEAM Academy, Mt. Pleasant Elementary School District.

March 3, 2018

Integrating Student Talk into the Writing Process

For K–2 Grade Writers

Note: Parents of K-2 students are expected to stay for the workshop, either in the classroom or the parent workshop.

Jamie Brown is the Assistant Director of The Silicon Valley New Teacher Project, Santa Cruz County Office of Education.

February 10, 2018

Art/Writing Connections: Watercolor is Your Parachute!

For 3-5 Grade Writers

Keysone Manithep, SJAWP Teacher Consultant, teaches fourth grade at Millbrook Elementary, Evergreen School District.

February 10, 2018