Why Writing to Raise Achievement?
Writing is one of the most powerful learning strategies when integrated throughout your lessons. Writing to Raise Achievement provides a framework and strategies for planning and using thought-provoking writing to learn and writing to inform assignments 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.
Writing to Inform and Writing to Learn have been proven to be one of the strongest influences on increasing students’ reading levels.
New expectations emphasize the importance of shared responsibility for students’ literacy development across all content areas. With the current emphasis on content-area literacy, it is important for students to write every day and in every lesson. Students who are frequently expected to write increase their learning and achievement significantly. With Writing to Raise Achievement, you gain the knowledge and skills to embed writing in every lesson, increasing the depth of understanding of their students. By planning and implementing writing assignments that stimulate thinking engagement, all students will advance their learning as teachers assess their learning.
Impact of Writing to Raise Achievement
See the power of a writing focus by watching this short video of second-grade students in a peer writing conference.
"My questions were answered and more! This training was loaded with practical strategies."
-Peter Henning, Athens, PA
"This course helped me better organize my focus for planning."
- Tashe Epley, SC
What You’ll Learn
Writing to Raise Achievement provides content area teachers with strategies and tools that increase teacher effectiveness and accelerate learning by ensuring that writing tasks are used frequently and effectively throughout a lesson to deepen understanding and assess learning. Learn to maximize your impact on student learning by planning purposeful writing to learn prompts for each component of the lesson and by planning quality writing assignments that provide evidence of student learning.
"There are no silver bullets in education, but writing – particularly nonfiction writing – is about as close as you can get to a single strategy that has significant and positive effects in nearly every other area of the curriculum. Non-fiction writing is the backbone of successful literacy and student achievement strategy.”
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.
Registration closes one week prior to the start date!
When and Where
This virtual institute is designed for synchronous learning, through Zoom. The synchronous learning will consist of one three-hour session. Specific access to the learning session will be provided once registration is complete.
- October 22, 2021 from 1:00 - 4:00 pm
"I love getting GOOD stuff to use. All of the information presented I will definitely use."
Janelle Fetterson, Cochrane Middle School
Registration Details for Writing to Raise Achievement
Registration for the institute is $75 per person.
Learning is better in teams! Register three people and receive a $50 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.
Prerequisites for Writing to Raise Achievement
This virtual event does not require any prerequisites.
You will be provided access to specific resources and courses once you register and pay the registration fee.
Attending Synchronous Session
What if I am not able to attend the scheduled synchronous session? If a participant is unable to attend a scheduled synchronous session, your registration will be applied to the next available planned session. The synchronous session will be approximately three hours with interactive activities that allow you to learn from the presenter and colleagues.
Terms and Conditions
Learning-Focused reserves the right to reschedule a session because of low registration. In the unlikely event of the institute being rescheduled, all registrants will be notified and will receive full refunds or be able to transfer their registration to another date.
If you are unable to attend an event you have registered for, contact Learning-Focused through email at email@example.com or by calling 866-955-3276 no later than 14 calendar days prior to the start of the event to request a credit that can be used for Learning-Focused products or events.
After the 14-day timeframe, you are ineligible for credit, but you may send a non-registered person in your place, with registration confirmation or written authorization from you.
For all cancellations, there is a $50 processing fee.
As a Learning-Focused professional development participant, you may qualify for academic credit through your school or district. You may request a certificate of attendance by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org which is based on 4 hours of professional development.