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 Teachers

Fall 2018 Schedule

We’ve put together another great season of workshops, filled with time for you to write about, reflect on, 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).”

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 front of 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 a Saturday Seminar lesson led by teacher consultant alongside students
  • 12:30–1:00 pm – Debrief with the teacher consultant to discuss instructional moves

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 (davisj@esuhsd.org) 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