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Instructional Leadership Toolkit: Promoting and Planning for Strong Writing Instruction – Martha Dubuque

Appropriate for Administrators and Teacher Leaders

Workshop Description

Schools are facing a significant need in the area of writing. The Instructional Leadership Toolkit is a series of three workshops specifically designed for administrators to expand their understanding of effective writing instruction, explore key principles of strong writing programs and recommended practices for teachers, identify key ideas in the Common Core State Standards that affect instruction, and connect their learning to school self-assessment, strategic planning, professional development, and supervision and evaluation.

Administrators will explore three focus questions.
● What are students doing and saying during engaging, effective writing experiences?
● What are teachers doing during planning and instruction?
● How are school systems creating a school-wide culture for literacy?

Administrators will gain understandings and techniques to support key principles of strong writing programs.
● Students need to write daily for a variety of purposes and audiences. Students need to write across the curriculum.
● Students need to read as writers and study author’s craft and structure.
● Students need direct instruction in using the writing process to write clearly and effectively.
● Students need to reflect on their growth as writers.

About the Instructor

Martha Dubuque, Ed.D., facilitator for the Administrators’ Toolkit sessions, has thirty plus years of experience in education, fourteen of them as a principal. She brings this experience plus her specialization in literacy. She teaches several courses in writing for teachers.