Writing to Learn for All Subject Areas

Writing has been proven to be one of the strongest influences on increasing students’ reading levels and supporting the learning process.

Options for this Event

  • October 25, 2023 from 2:00- 4:00 pm Virtually

Essential Questions

Why are quality assignments fundamental to student success?

Why is Writing to Learn fundamental to student success?

How do you evaluate the quality of an Assignment?

How do you align Writing to Learn strategies with grade-level expectations?

How do you determine an Assignment product that appropriately challenges all of your students?

How do you create high-quality Writing Assignments?


Writing Equals Learning

Why Writing to Learn?

Writing is one of the most powerful learning strategies when integrated throughout your lessons. Writing to Learn in All Subjects provides a framework and strategies for planning and using thought-provoking Writing to Learn strategies throughout a lesson to increase learning in all academic disciplines. Learn specific types of writing tasks that will engage students, in all contents, in thinking about and demonstrating their learning through writing.

New expectations emphasize the importance of shared responsibility for students’ literacy development across all content areas. With the current emphasis on content-area literacy, students must write daily and in every lesson. Students who are frequently expected to write increase their learning and achievement significantly. With Writing to Learn in All Subjects, you gain the knowledge and skills to embed writing in every lesson, increasing the depth of understanding of all students.

Watch this short video of second-grade students in a peer writing conference to see the power of a writing focus.

Your Facilitator

Regina Propst

Regina Propst is a graduate of Lenoir-Rhyne University with a Bachelor’s in English and French. She earned her Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction and School Administration at Appalachian State University. Regina has 30+ years of experience in education serving as a teacher, instructional coach, and curriculum specialist. For the past 10 years, Regina has supported veteran and beginning teachers in several content areas by finding strategies and resources to support student learning both face to face and virtually. She helped teachers create lessons that are engaging and standards-focused.

Regina Propst

Feedback from Previous Events

"My questions were answered and more! This training was loaded with practical strategies."

-Peter Henning, Athens, PA

"I love getting GOOD stuff to use.
All of the information presented I will definitely use."

Janelle Fetterson, Cochrane Middle School

"This training helped me better organize my focus for planning."

- Tashe Epley, SC

Learning Goals

You Will Be Able To...

  • proactively plan and use Writing Strategies to process learning and increase understanding.
  • plan effective writing to learn tasks throughout content area lessons.
  • plan effective content area writing assignments incorporating higher order thinking.
  • support students in using text structures to organize writing assignments.

You Will Know...

  • difference between writing to learn and writing to inform.
  • strategies for writing to learn throughout lessons.
  • steps for planning effective writing to inform assignments.

What You Receive

In addition to the resources below ($60 value), you have the opportunity to learn,
ask questions, gather tips from your colleagues and from the institute facilitator.

  • Writing to Raise Acheivement flipcards
  • Writing to Raise Acheivement Course for Review
  • 1 year membership to Learning-Focused Online (online platform for all trainer, teacher, and leadership resources)
  • Certificate of Completion to apply towards your CEU's

When and Where

This virtual institute is designed for synchronous learning through Zoom.
This synchronous learning will consist of one two-hour session.




  • Your favorite learning spot


  • October 25, 2023


  • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
virtual session-min

Specific access to the learning session will be provided once registration is complete.


Act fast, Register Today

Registration for the institute is $75 per person.

Learning is better in teams! Register three people and receive a $25 discount off the third registration fee!

Participants are accepted on a full-payment, first-come, first-served basis only. If using a Purchase Order, please send it with your quote.