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Our Saturday Seminars use a “lab school” model, in which teachers and students participate in the presenter’s workshop lesson together in small groups, generally including the following:

  • mini-lesson on writing craft
  • study of a mentor text
  • demonstration of innovative and engaging pedagogical strategies
  • large blocks of time for students and teachers to write
  • sharing writing in small groups or whole group

Upcoming Saturday Seminars For Students

Fall 2018 Schedule  Register online and save with series!

The 8-12th Grade Series, Fall 2018

The 6-7 Grade Series, Fall 2018

The 3-5 Grade Series, Fall 2018

The K-2 Grade Series, Fall 2018

We’ve put together another great season of engaging workshops. Each one is unique and they all focus on time and strategies for writing.  If you can only attend one or two, select which grade level you would like to attend under each date:

We encourage you to attend all three sessions to discover writing anew, for yourself and your academics.

Agenda

  • 9:30–10:00 am: Meet and Greet
  • 10:00–12:30 pm: Workshops
  • 12:30 pm: Dismissal/Pick Up Student Writers

Parents
Parents are invited to stay and participate in hands-on workshops specially designed for them while their children attend any of our student workshops

Registration Fees

Online
Register online and save!

$30.00 per session (Students with free & reduced lunch — no charge. Email sanjosewritingproject@sjsu.edu for promo code)
$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

Questions?

Email us at sanjosewritingproject@sjsu.edu or call (408) 924-4412

Location

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

 

Every Saturday workshop gives me inspiration and ideas on how to launch writing pieces, engage students in their writing, and more importantly, how I need to change my strategies and teaching techniques to be a positive influence in their writing adventure.

Adam Throm - 4th Year teacher at the elementary level

2018-05-09T07:01:53+00:00

Adam Throm - 4th Year teacher at the elementary level

    Every Saturday workshop gives me inspiration and ideas on how to launch writing pieces, engage students in their writing, and more importantly, how I need to change my strategies and teaching techniques to be a positive influence in their writing adventure.
 

 

As I head towards graduation and begin the process of deciding what path to take towards teacher certification, these Saturday Seminars have been invaluable in allowing me to learn from experienced teachers in a collaborative environment where they discuss the challenges and successes they experience daily in a classroom.

Mackenzie Rodriguez - SJSU Credential Candidate

2018-05-09T07:00:34+00:00

Mackenzie Rodriguez - SJSU Credential Candidate

    As I head towards graduation and begin the process of deciding what path to take towards teacher certification, these Saturday Seminars have been invaluable in allowing me to learn from experienced teachers in a collaborative environment where they discuss the challenges and successes 
 

 

I learned more at the SJAWP Summer Open Program that any other institute. The methodologies Marty Brandt covered are going to be extremely helpful in my classroom next year.
2018-05-09T06:59:15+00:00
    I learned more at the SJAWP Summer Open Program that any other institute. The methodologies Marty Brandt covered are going to be extremely helpful in my classroom next year.
 

 

My participation in the Saturday PLC program reinforces my belief that effective teachers must frequently re-examine their pedagogy and continuously explore new ways to reach students. What works well one year may fall flat the next time around, and then it’s time to sign up for the next Super Saturday workshop. Even better. One can reinvigorate one’s own writing and writing instruction by devoting a summer to participating in an Invitational Summer Institute. Sometimes a 25 yr veteran of the classroom is in as much need of inspiration as a newly credentialed teacher.

Mike White - 25 Year veteran High School English teacher

2018-05-09T07:02:30+00:00

Mike White - 25 Year veteran High School English teacher

    My participation in the Saturday PLC program reinforces my belief that effective teachers must frequently re-examine their pedagogy and continuously explore new ways to reach students. What works well one year may fall flat the next time around, and then it’s time to 
 

 

I have loved the workshop model with live students this year. It has been a great reminder of how much students already know and are capable of doing when given the tools, supports, and mentor texts they need to express their own truths. As I wrap up this school year and prepare for the next, I hope to continue building a more student-centered, authentic classroom through implementation of the methods and model text types for teaching reading and writing I have been exposed to through my experiences with the San Jose Area Writing Project.

Ariel Sarver - Veteran high school English teacher

2018-05-09T07:03:57+00:00

Ariel Sarver - Veteran high school English teacher

    I have loved the workshop model with live students this year. It has been a great reminder of how much students already know and are capable of doing when given the tools, supports, and mentor texts they need to express their own truths.