Saturday Seminars

Primary/Elementary School Teachers

Spring Series

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Take the K-3 Series

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Take the series for credit (PLC)

Discount when you take all 3 seminars

For K–3 Grade Teachers

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.

 

About the series: 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 4-5th Series

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Take the series for credit (PLC)

For 4th-5th Grade Teachers

February 9, 2019

Alicia Casas 

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. 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.

 

March 2, 2019

Creating Memorable Speeches – Part II

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.

April 6, 2019

Susan Seyan

Own It! Writing by Yourself, for Yourself

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!

 

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.

February 9, 2019

Take the K-3 February 9 Seminar

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Art Into Writing

For K–3 Grade Teachers

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.

Teachers, get techniques for managing art in the classroom, engaging your students with aesthetic conversations, and using art as a springboard into rich writing experiences.

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

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Creating Memorable Speeches Part I

For 4-5 Grade Teachers

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. 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.

Teachers, digital writing and social media require that students become fluent in the Common Core anchor standards for listening and speaking.  Take away strategies that will enliven any writing assignments you have planned.  Debrief with Alicia Casas about ways to customize her lessons for your classroom.

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

Take the K-3 March 2 Seminar

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Fun Ways to Approach Informational Writing

For K–3 Grade Teachers

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

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Creating Memorable Speeches Part II

For 4-5 Grade Teachers

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

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Take the K-3 April 6 Seminar

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Writing, Reading and Technology...Good combination!

For K–3 Grade Teachers

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

 

Laura Briones-Pinzon is a SJAWP Teacher Consultant who teaches K-1 ALA at Olinder Elementary School, San Jose USD.  

Take the 4-5th April 6 Seminar

Register here

Own It! Writing by Yourself, for Yourself

For 3-5 Grade Teachers

Susan Seyan

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!

Teachers, learn practical ways to get more buy-in for writing, even with reluctant students.

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

  • 9:30–10:00 am – Registration in 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 the Saturday Seminar with leader, other teachers and students
  • 12:30–1:00 pm – Debrief with the teacher consultant

Registration Fees

Online

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$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.

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