Saturday Seminars

Elementary School Students

Spring Series

All three workshops for a discount

For K–3 Grade Writers

February 9

Erika Valle (K-3)

Art Into Writing

This workshop will help you see a painting, then paint your way into your writing. You will be sharing your point of view as we analyze different paintings and have the opportunity to create a painting and write about it just like all artists do.

March 2

Jennifer Kim (K-3)

Fun ways to approach informational writing

In this workshop, we will look at how to teach informational writing and engage learners by using various fun strategies.

April 6

Laura Briones-Pinzon (K-3)

Writing, Reading and Technology…Good combination!

During this workshop, teachers with fear or little experience using technology to teach will have the opportunity to use their laptops to create didactic writing lesson plans to engage students in writing.

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.

 

Take the Spring K-3 Series

Register here.

Lorena confers with a group

All three workshops for a discount

For 4rd-5th Grade Writers

February 9

Creating Memorable Speeches Part I

This two-part workshop will explore the process a writer and speaker must navigate to deliver an engaging and memorable informative speech. Part I will be content and Part II delivery. The first day will be dedicated to the content of the speech, which encompasses the complete writing process using a full sentence outline format. The second seminar will be devoted to delivering your prepared speech, with a focus on effective verbal and non-verbal delivery strategies. You will conclude both workshops feeling like a confident and accomplished public speaker.

  Alicia Casas, SJAWP Teacher Consultant, has designed a two-part seminar to deepen students’ grasp of the craft and to allow time to develop the work.  

March 2

Creating Memorable Speeches Part II

This workshop will be dedicated to delivering a prepared speech, with a focus on effective verbal and non-verbal delivery strategies. You will conclude both workshops feeling like a confident and accomplished public speaker.

  Alicia Casas, SJAWP Teacher Consultant, has designed a two-part seminar to deepen students’ grasp of the craft and to allow time to develop the work. 

April 6

Susan Seyan 

Own It! Writing by Yourself, for Yourself

Students are asked to write to prompts or for teacher-selected research throughout the school year. The key to being a writer, though, is OWNING your work. In this Saturday Seminar, young writers will develop their writing plans, explore their writing Style Type, and prepare an elevator pitch for their future writing plans. Bring your notebook and thoughts of everything that inspires you. 

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.

Take the Spring 4-5th Series

Register here

February 9, 2019

Register for K-3 February 9 Seminar

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Art Into Writing

For K–3 Grade Writers

Erika Valle

Art Into Writing

This workshop will help you see a painting, then paint your way into your writing. You will be sharing your point of view as we analyze different paintings and have the opportunity to create a painting and write about it just like all artists do.

Students, learn art techniques , engage in conversations about what you value in a work, and use your art as a springboard into rich writing.

Erika Valle is a bilingual primary teacher in the Mountainview Whisman School District.  She is a Teacher Consultant with SJAWP and an artist who paints.

Take the 4-5th February 9 Seminar

Register here

Creating Memorable Speeches Part I

For 4-5 Grade Writers

This two-part workshop will explore the process a writer and speaker must navigate to deliver an engaging and memorable informative speech. The days will be split into 1.content 2. delivery. The first day will be dedicated to the content of the speech, which encompasses
the complete writing process using a full sentence outline format. The second day we meet will be devoted to delivering your prepared speech, with a focus on effective verbal and non-verbal delivery strategies. You will conclude both workshops feeling like a confident and accomplished public speaker.

Alicia Casas is a Mexican American Studies lecturer at San Jose State University as well as an experienced elementary bilingual teacher.  As a teacher consultant with SJAWP, Alicia has presented Summer Open Programs and taught in the summer Writing Workshops for students. She also owns the Jaguar Bakery.

March 2, 2019

Sat sem elementary student

Take the K-3 March 2 Seminar

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Fun Ways to Approach Informational Writing

For K–3 Grade Writers

In this workshop, we will look at how to teach informational writing and experience ways to engage learners with varied and fun strategies.

Teachers will observe students in action and take part in the fun.  Get strategies you can do on Monday morning.

Jennifer Hyejin-Kim Baumgartner,  SJAWP Teacher Consultant, teaches at Milpitas USD.

Take the 4-5th March 2 Seminar

Register here

Creating Memorable Speeches

For 4-5 Grade Writers

This two-part workshop will explore the process a writer and speaker must navigate to deliver an engaging and memorable informative speech. The days will be split into 1.content 2. delivery. The first day will be dedicated to the content of the speech, which encompasses
the complete writing process using a full sentence outline format. The second day we meet will be devoted to delivering your prepared speech, with a focus on effective verbal and non-verbal delivery strategies. You will conclude both workshops feeling like a confident and accomplished public speaker.

Alicia Casas is a Mexican American Studies lecturer at San Jose State University as well as an experienced elementary bilingual teacher.  As a teacher consultant with SJAWP, Alicia has presented Summer Open Programs and taught in the summer Writing Workshops for students. She also owns the Jaguar Bakery.

April 6, 2019

Take the K-3 April 6 Seminar

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Writing, Reading and Technology...Good combination!

For K–3 Grade Writers

Laura Briones-Pinzon

During this workshop, students will participate in writing lessons delivered with technology. Students may bring an electronic device and sign onto guest wifi for the class.  Using a journal is also fine.  The class will be fun and interactive.

Laura Briones teaches K-1 ALA at Olinder Elementary, SJUSD.  She actively integrates writing workshop with technology.

Take the 4-5th April 6 Seminar

Register here

Own It! Writing by Yourself, for Yourself

For 4-5 Grade Writers

Students write to prompts or for teacher-selected research throughout the school year. The key to being a writer, though, is OWNING your work. In this seminar develop a writing plan, explore your writing Style Type, and prepare an elevator pitch for your future writing plans. Bring your notebook and thoughts!

Student writers, this class is all about you!

Susan Seyan is an Intervention Teacher at Carson Elementary School in the San Jose Unified SD.  As a Teacher Consultant with SJAWP Susan has presented Summer Open Programs and directed Creative Writing Camps.

Agenda

Registration Fees

Online

Register online and save!
$30.00 per session $75.00 for all 3 sessions
(Students with free & reduced lunch -- no charge. Email sanjosewritingproject@sjsu.edu for promo code)

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.

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