In response to multiple requests from teachers I support in virtual and face to face professional learning networks, I am thrilled to announce this affordable summer session! Are you new to writing workshop or teaching a whole new grade level? Are you a seasoned workshop practitioner eager to elevate your practices and attend to the emerging needs of those who continue to dislike the process or struggle? I’ve designed this day for you. Take a peek at the detailed description, and click on the date of your choice below to register:

Monday, August 7, 2017  OR Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Sessions will run from 10:30 am-3:00 pm at the Town of Tonawanda Library Kenmore Location.

The $25.00 registration fee covers only the cost of materials, as this event is not for profit. All participants will also receive a copy of my book, Make Writing.

Detailed Workshop Description:

Join fellow writing teachers and Angela Stockman for a one day workshop that will help you plan a rewarding writing workshop experience for the new year!

Whether you are a writing workshop veteran in search of new approaches and next practices or a teacher who is brand new to this work, you will leave the day with a fresh curriculum plan and teaching strategies that will elevate your instruction and help you move even the most struggling writers forward. You will also leave with a copy of Angela’s book, Make Writing, and a wealth of print and digital resources that will sustain your efforts throughout the year.

Session Outcomes:

  • Teachers will be introduced to an elegant framework that will enable the design of a high quality curriculum that can, if needed, live well beside or in alignment with other programs in minimal time.
  • They will explore varied applications of this model at work in K-12 classrooms, which they may choose to adopt or adapt, if they wish.
  • They will unpack the most promising research-based practices for teaching writing well, and they will also develop strategies that will help them intervene effectively when writers struggle.
  • They will examine the connection between making and writing and learn how to help even the most resistant writers fall in love with this process and produce work that is of real influence in the world.
  • They will engage in a meaningful self-assessment that will help them leave with clear goals and an action plan to move their learning and work forward.

Audience: Writing teachers who serve students of all ability levels in grades K-12.

Date:  Monday August 7th or Wednesday August 16, 2017

Time: 10:30 am-3:00 pm, with a working lunch (brown bag or plan to order in with the group)

Location: Community Meeting Room, Tonawanda Public Library-Kenmore Branch: 160 Delaware Road in the Village of Kenmore

Fee: $25, intended to cover only the cost of materials, as this event is not for profit

Questions: 716-418-3730 or


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