2012 GVWP Demo Lab: Writing and Visual Arts: A Brain-Based Approach
Friday, June 15, 2012 at 8:30 AM - Friday, July 20, 2012 at 12:45 PM (PDT)
In our interactive demonstration workshops, teachers explore instructional practices that dramatically increase motivation, confidence, and achievement at all ability levels. Participants read, discuss ideas, and observe expert teachers working with real students in a full-sized classroom laboratory.
Course instructors and participating teachers will read, discuss, and implement ideas from Katie Wood Ray's In Pictures and in Words. Filled with classroom research and ideas for using artwork with students, this text encourages teachers to help students use images as a bridge to the written word. By studying the text and observing demonstration lessons in the two-week workshop, teachers will learn how exploring illustrations can help children deepen thinking, organize their thoughts, and develop their written voices.
Demonstration lessons will help teachers understand and address the Common Core Standards that have been adopted by the California State Board of Education and will be implemented over the next three years.
Participating teachers work in separate grade-span groups (K-2 and 3-6) with experienced leaders. Working together, everyone discovers more effective ways to meet the unique writing needs of their students.
Daizy Grewal commented on her experience at the 2011 program:
"The coursework not only solidified the Writing Process / Writer’s Workshop approach, but it also encouraged deeper and more meaningful learning to take place through synthesis of a variety of ideas from everyone involved."
Click here to read all teacher comments from the 2011 Demo Lab.
If you are a current or former teacher, you can bring your kids! School-aged children of participating teachers may enroll in the writing lab that accompanies the course free of charge. To see how our summer programs operate, visit http://imeet.sjcoe.net/wtw/ to view photos and student projects from the 2011 Writing & Technology Workshops. NOTE: Before enrolling your children, contact Melissa King <firstname.lastname@example.org> or Sally Hale <email@example.com> to get a special promotional code, and don't delay-- interested teachers must complete their enrollment applications before all of the student slots are filled.
MEETING DATES, TIMES, AND LOCATION:
All meetings will be held at Robert E. Goodwin School (see maplink in right column).
• Orientation Meeting: Friday, June 15 from 8:30 a.m. to noon
• Ten Weekdays at our Demonstration Lab: June 18 - 29, 8:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
Do you have a conflict with one of the dates? Make-up sessions are offered for all GVWP classes!
FREE ENROLLMENT for teachers in neighboring communities!
The $50 registration fee (payable at the opening session) will be fully refunded to local teachers who complete course requirements! Our registration refunds are available to teachers in public and private schools in south San Joaquin County and north Stanislaus County. In addition, all GVWP Teacher Consultants qualify for the registration refund.
In San Joaquin County, this region includes Manteca, Ripon, Lathrop, Escalon, Tracy, Banta, Jefferson, Lammersville, New Jerusalem, SJ County-Operated schools, plus Charter Schools that serve children in these communities.
In Stanislaus County, this region includes Modesto, Salida, Sylvan, Stanislaus Union, Paradise, Hart Ransom, Shiloh, Riverbank, Oakdale, Valley Home, Knight's Ferry, Empire, Waterford, Stanislaus County-Operated schools, plus Charter Schools that serve children in these communities.)
Teachers from other regions are welcome to attend and invited to register online; their nonrefundable registration fee is payable at the opening session of the class.
A $25.00 non-refundable materials fee is required (collected at the opening session).
Three units of extended education credit are available for purchase from CSU Stanislaus.
TO REGISTER: Simply select one "ticket" for your grade span and click the large orange "Register" button.If you cannot see the "Register" button, your computer may be set to block online signups. Contact one of our coordinators, and we will get you registered by phone:
- Melissa King at (209) 838-2115 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Sally Hale at (209) 605-3895 or email@example.com
- Or contact the study group leader for your grade span (listed below).
Teachers Who Will Present Demonstration Lessons include:
K-3rd Leaders: Robin Alexander, Barbara Damewood, and others.... Questions about course content? Contact Robin Alexander at firstname.lastname@example.org
3rd-6th Leaders: Chris Condon, Pretta Condon, Krista Beltran, and others.... Questions about course content? Contact Pretta Condon at email@example.com
For more information, contact:
Great Valley Writing Project
California State University, Stanislaus
One University Circle, DBH308
Turlock, CA 95382
(209) 667-3490 • www.csustan.edu/gvwp
When & Where
Great Valley Writing Project
“Writing today is not a frill for the few, but an essential skill for the many.”
--National Commission on Writing in America’s Schools and Colleges