Super Saturdays

Elementary/Middle School Teachers

A three-part series using drama improv to open the doors to writing.

For 4-7 grade teachers (anyone is welcome!)

September 28, 2019

Rule 1: Say Yes

 

October 19, 2019 

Rule 2: Know Your Audience and Surprise Them

 

November 16, 2019 

Rule 3: Timing is Everything

 

Grade 8 teachers may attend the High School seminars, or the 4-7th grade offering.

Take the Middle Series

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Take the series for credit (PLC)

YES, And… Using the Rules of Improv to Inspire Writing

Who gives us permission to create?  Many students of writing are under the mistaken impression that conditions need to be perfect to foster the flow of ideas, and that only the “good’ ideas should be explored. In this course we will apply the rules of improvisation to the page. Using individual and group exercises designed to connect students to their own process, we will unleash new creative practices that fully engage the whole student in the act of writing.

SJAWP Associate Director Jane Gilmore leads the Novel Writing Program and co-directs the Creative Writing Camp at Cumberland as well as the Teen Writers Institute at San Jose State.  Arcadia Conrad is a writer and director of the award-winning Cupertino Actors Theater out of Cupertino High School.

September 28, 2019

Rule 1: Say Yes

For teachers of grades 4-7 (anyone welcome!)

Say yes to the first draft.  Yes, and….

September 28 Super Saturday

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October 19, 2019

Rule 2: Know Your Audience and Surprise Them

Teachers of grades 4-7 (anyone welcome!)

Let curiosity lead the way into writing.

 

 

October 19 Super Saturday

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November 16, 2019

Rule 3: Timing is Everything

Teachers of grades 4 - 7. (Any grade welcome)

November 16 Super Saturday

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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

Register Online!
$33.46 (with EventBrite service charge) per session
$81.20 (with EventBrite service charge) 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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