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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 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.

Agenda

  • 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

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

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.

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.
Here is always singing new songs and expressing new ideas he learned at school.
2017-03-13T11:54:16+00:00
Here is always singing new songs and expressing new ideas he learned at school.
 

 

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.
 

 

I am grateful for the Saturday Seminar program because it has truly opened my eyes and helped me grow as a person and as a future professional. I can now improve the way students write papers, work with different kinds of students with different needs, learn how to adapt to generational gaps, and facilitate a healthy learning environment.

Rhett Cooksin - Pre-service English teacher

2018-05-09T07:03:11+00:00

Rhett Cooksin - Pre-service English teacher

    I am grateful for the Saturday Seminar program because it has truly opened my eyes and helped me grow as a person and as a future professional. I can now improve the way students write papers, work with different kinds of students with