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Writing Instruction through the Workshop Model

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This course will be devoted to enhancing writing instruction through the workshop model. This will include learning about, planning and practicing various methods of writing instruction. Included will be a combination of readings, lesson planning, simulations, blogging, and analysis of video clips. Content of the course will be largely based on Units of Study for Opinion, Information, and Narrative Writing by Lucy Calkins and Colleagues.


Participants will need a copy of Units of Study for Writing by Calkins and colleagues for the their selected grade level.

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Lindy Johnson: Lindy Johnson has served many roles in her career in education and is currently a Literacy Coordinator in the Barre Supervisory Union. She is a trained Reading Recovery Teacher, former classroom teacher, worked for the Vermont Department of Education, and has been an adjunct faculty member at UVM for over 10 years. She earned her Bachelor and Masters degrees in Education from the University of Florida.

Karen Heath: Karen Heath is a seasoned educator with over 20 years of classroom experience teaching English Language Arts in grades 3-12. She currently serves as a district literacy specialist for the Barre Supervisory Union in Barre, Vermont where she oversees literacy curriculum, assessment, and instruction and collaborates daily with teachers and students. She has great interest in the idea of literacy as a vehicle for understanding science, social studies and other content areas. Karen holds a BA from Middlebury College and an M.Ed. from the University of Vermont. She was named Vermont Teacher of the Year in 2005. She teaches graduate courses and presents workshops around Vermont, specializing most recently in Literacy and the Common Core.