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Writing Workshop @ SJSU (Grades 4-7)

Week One: July 9-13, 2018
Week Two*: July 16-20, 2018
Register week one only
Register for both weeks
(*Students only attending one week of Writing Workshop must sign up for week one)

Workshops are a creative community engaged in the process of writing. They offer students time, choice, creative exploration, and discussion. They are led by excellent teachers who listen, care, and are able to coach students to develop their writing. In two weeks, students write a lot!

Students choose their writing projects, and enjoy time to sketch, draft, rewrite, and review work with peers and confer with teachers. Workshop challenges students to lift the level of their work with models and mentor texts. Teachers encourage students to use a variety of formats and show them strategies for writing for the real world.

2018 Writing Projects to choose from:

Poetry & Power
​L​earn to write and perform the kind of poetry that has purpose​ –​ for a ‘slamming’ good time this summer!

Writing Love
​School writing hasn’t inspired you? Discover your identity as a writer and ​begin your lifetime​ journey​ of meaningful​ writing.​

Write It, Share It
Students will enhance their creative writing skills​ ​and​ learn public speaking techniques.

Art Into Writing
​Learn to see a painting, then paint your way into your writing.​

Writing with the Masters
Learn directly from the masters: your favorite authors. Reading your favorite texts, learn how to use those examples to build skills and inspire your writing.

Tuition discounts available for financial need.  Email copy of Free and Reduced Lunch letter to sanjosewritingproject@sjsu.edu with a brief statement of need & verifying child’s motivation to participate in a writing program.  Office will email a code to use at registration to reduce tuition by $75 for one week program.

Refund Policy:
100% for cancellation before April 15, 2018
$100 penalty for cancellation made 30 days before program
50% penalty for cancellations made 10 working days before program
Unusual circumstances may be an exception

 

 

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 
 

 

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.
 

 

My participation in the Saturday PLC program reinforces my belief that effective teachers must frequently re-examine their pedagogy and continuously explore new ways to reach students. What works well one year may fall flat the next time around, and then it’s time to sign up for the next Super Saturday workshop. Even better. One can reinvigorate one’s own writing and writing instruction by devoting a summer to participating in an Invitational Summer Institute. Sometimes a 25 yr veteran of the classroom is in as much need of inspiration as a newly credentialed teacher.

Mike White - 25 Year veteran High School English teacher

2018-05-09T07:02:30+00:00

Mike White - 25 Year veteran High School English teacher

    My participation in the Saturday PLC program reinforces my belief that effective teachers must frequently re-examine their pedagogy and continuously explore new ways to reach students. What works well one year may fall flat the next time around, and then it’s time to 
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