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Saturday Seminar March 2, 2019 Teacher Tickets

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San José State University

1 Washington Sq

San Jose, CA 95192

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During the Saturday Seminar Series teachers will have an opportunity to work alongside students, participating in mini-lessons and workshopping writing in a day designed by our team of highly skilled teacher consultants. Teachers will walk away with lesson materials and the experience of participating in a vibrant writing community that they will be able to replicate in their classrooms.
These tickets are for Saturday, March 2nd. To purchase a discounted ticket to all 3 Saturday Seminars click.

Teachers may also opt to sign up for units through San Jose State University at an additional fee to be collected in person after the first Saturday Seminar (see below for details).

Event Schedule

  • 9:30-10:00am - Registration in front of Sweeney Hall Courtyard
  • 10-10:30am - Pre-conference with teacher consultant on lesson objectives & plans
  • 10:30-12:30pm - Participate in a Saturday Seminar lesson led by teacher consultant alongside students
  • 12:30-1:00pm - Debrief with the teacher consultant to discuss instructional moves
  • 1:00-2:00pm - OPTIONAL PLC meeting for teachers earning units

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.

Alicia Casas (4-5)

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.

Jay Richards (6-8)

The Essay Can Be Your Friend

Why do many students dread writing essays about the books they read in school? Sharing your thinking about stories should have a positive connotation. Let’s talk about how to change your mindset about essays at this workshop. And then let’s put together a draft of a literary essay. You can BYOB (Bring Your Own Book) to write about though we’ll also have short stories you can respond to.

Marty Brandt (9-12)

The Second Pillar of Writing Instruction: Sentence Development

There’s a lot of talk these days about promoting a growth mindset in the classroom, but what does this mean for teachers and students of writing. In this workshop, Marty will discuss sentence development—getting students to go beyond their self-imposed sentence boundaries—as an ideal way to promote growth for student writers and their teachers.


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Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No, but there is registration in the Sweeney Hall Courtyard at 9:30.

Where do I park?

7th Street Garage

How do I sign up to earn units from San Jose State?

We've revamped our PLC to create the most relevant and valuable professional development we can for educators. You can now earn units for writing lesson plans. That's right! Come join our Saturday Seminar PLC this Spring and earn units for creating materials for YOUR classroom! Options to earn 3 units, 2 units, or 1 unit. Click here to learn more about earning credits with San Jose State. Registration and payment for units will be completed in person, but having an Eventbrite ticket secures your place in the cohort and gives us an estimate as to our PLC numbers. Register today!

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