In our work with teachers around the country over the past few months, a few themes have emerged: 1) This is the hardest teaching you’ve ever done in your whole life. 2) This is the hardest learning students have ever done in their whole lives. 3) Students seem particularly uninspired. Sitting behind a screen all day, or coming to school with limited interaction, has led to creative blocks and worse, apathy.
We hear you, friends, and we’ve been brainstorming ways to ease some of your teaching burdens in this special school year while helping your writers find inspiration during a time that can sometimes feel very uninspired.
We’re excited to embark on this new Moving Writers webinar journey with you, and we hope you find that our sessions leave you feeling both lighter and more grounded in your teaching in the days that follow. We promise to continue offering webinars beyond October if the demand is there! Here are two ways you can support our endeavor:
- Read more about the webinars + on-demand courses we’re offering below, and sign up if you’re interested!
- Fill out this 10-second Google Form to let us know what other topics you would like to see us cover in future webinars.
Thank you so much!
– Allison & Rebekah
On-Demand Course: Guiding Writers to Reflect + Set Goals
Reflection leads to deeper learning. Stepping back from ones work to analyze successes, failures, and patterns helps readers and writers understand past performance and move forward. It makes learning stickier. Reflection helps students build connections + make meaning.
But it can be challenging to move students past simplistic reflections like “It was good”, “It was bad”, or “It was okay because I got a B.”
In this on-demand course, Rebekah will walk you through a variety of routines and protocols that can be used to help build a culture of reflection in your reading and writing classroom. From brief reflections on individual assignments to larger end-of-term reflections, you will get practical tools to help your students reflect in a way that will help them create meaningful goals that will create engagement, intrinsic accountability, and move their reading + writing forward.
Upon registration, you will receive a link for the video course (good for 30 days) and, optionally, a digital course pack of materials you can reproduce for your students immediately.
Please note: registration is a 2-step process.
STEP ONE: Register
Please complete this form to register for the on-demand course.
While you may register any time, the course will begin launching on JANUARY 30, 2021.
STEP TWO: Pay for the Course
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Webinar Mini-Series: Reading Responses to Boost Critical Thinking in Reading + Writing
An intentionally-designed reading response rhythm not only serves as an artifact of students’ reading and thinking — it can help students learn how to think and write about the texts in increasingly complex ways!
In this two-part webinar series, participants will:
- learn Pryle’s reading response approach (as shared in Reading With Presence)
- see what reading responses can help middle and high school students do through myriad examples
- learn the process for creating your own reading responses to meet your students’ needs
- hear how reading responses help students reflect on their reading lives through writing
- understand how to use reading responses as building blocks of larger pieces of text-based, analytical writing
Zoom links will be sent via email a few days before each session. Both sessions will be recorded + available for 30 days.
Please note: Registration is a 2-part process! You are not registered until you have completed the registration form below + paid.
STEP ONE: Register
Please complete this form to register!
STEP TWO: Pay for the Webinar Series
RECORDED + AVAILABLE AS ON-DEMAND COURSES. PLEASE EMAIL MOVINGWRITERS@GMAIL.COM FOR MORE INFORMATION
From Ideas to Writing Projects
This webinar mini-series is split into two parts that work together. You can register for just part one, just part two, or both! Webinars will be recorded and available to all registered participants for 30 days after the event!
5 Ways to Help Writers Discover Ideas in Uncharted Times — OCTOBER 22 at 7pm EST
These are strange, uncharted times indeed. And while some writers may be grateful for the solace and abundance of opportunities to get quiet and turn inward, many writers — including our very own students — are struggling to generate ideas during the pandemic. With socially distanced experiences, limited sports to watch (from behind a screen no less), reduced access to restaurants, movie theatres and theatres, our fodder for writing projects seems finite. What’s a writer to do? Join us as we share 5 use-tomorrow ideas for helping all of your writers, but especially those who are struggling to find inspiration in these times, mine their past and present lives for ideas that can grow into pieces of writing in any genre, writing that will not only restore their creative spark but also their faith in themselves as writers.
How to Help Writers Turn Ideas Into Pieces of Writing (In Any Genre) — OCTOBER 29 at 7pm EST
Your students have filled their notebooks with ideas for writing projects, and yet some seem stuck and loath to move forward. How can we help our students break through this pandemic writing inertia and grow the seeds in their notebooks from ideas to full expressions of writing? Join us for a technique-slinging power hour in which we’ll explore myriad strategies for coaching writers into the next steps of the writing process. We’ll spend some time playing with these techniques ourselves and thinking about how they can best serve the students in front of us tomorrow in class!
How to Register
Registration is a TWO-PART process:
- Complete the form
- Complete payment using the buttons below.
What Can You Expect?
You will receive an email from Moving Writers a few days before the event with the Zoom link!
After the event, you will be email a link to a recording that is live for 30 days!
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org!