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SJAWP Summer Open - A Heritage Unit

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San José State University

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San Jose, CA 95192

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The San Jose Area Writing Project is proud to once again host our Summer Open Professional Development for Educators. Each Summer Open Session is a four day event led by some of our premier teacher consultants and writing instruction experts. All programs will be offered for two units of credit at $150 per unit, for a total of $300. Participants can also elect to add a third unit by writing an “extra credit” paper and paying an additional $150 (for a total of $450). Please note that your Eventbrite ticket cost covers a materials fee only and non-refundable. Your official registration will take place during your program's initial session. Payment for units will be due approximately two weeks later, sent online to the SJSU Bursar's Office.

A Heritage Unit

Teachers of Grades 6-12

June 17-20 - 9:00am - 3:15pm daily

Young writers come to us with rich cultural life experiences that can be mined to develop a sense of self and identity, hence the Journey Through Heritage.

Students engage more fully when they are given control of their own expression. In this unit of study students develop a rich portfolio that draws on their own modern cultural experiences. Participants will experience each aspect of this unit through their own writing. One goal is for participants to feel the freedom that students experience when student choice is at the forefront. The presenter will provide resources: mentor texts, student samples, video links, book titles, and a full unit overview.

Participants will learn multiple strategies; including a method of developing students capacity for extending their narrative over time, which has proven to double the length (and depth) of student writing. The mantra of the Heritage Portfolio is “Don’t tell me what you can’t do; tell me what you can do!”

Nancy Kennett

Nothing makes her happier than learning that students have made deep connections with their cultures and their elders through writing. She believes that we will never know where we are going until we understand where we have been.

Piedmont High School

East Side Union High School District

SJAWP Teacher Consultant and Co-director of the Invitational Summer Institute

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