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K-5 Essential Components of Teaching Writing Webinar

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Participants will become familiar with instructional frameworks for teaching writing.  They will also deepen their understanding of ways to integrate writing opportunities in response to students’ engagement with text.

Session 1 Professional Learning Guide
Session 1 PowerPoint

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Participants are asked to complete this pre-survey PRIOR to the first session as a way to capture current understanding of writing instruction and to determine the effectiveness of this professional learning opportunity.

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Instructional Principles for Diverse Learners

Universal Design for Learning ELA Webinar Recording
Assistive Technology for Teaching Writing Webinar Recording


Dr. Roberta Gardner

Roberta Price Gardner is a clinical assistant professor of literacy education in the Department of Early Childhood and Elementary Education at Georgia State University. She teaches courses in reading and writing methods.  She enjoys engaging teachers and students in literature-based reading and writing explorations that connect them to the power and possibilities of reading and writing. Her literature based research focuses on high-needs communities of color, identity, and critical perspectives on children’s and young adult literature. She is a Red Clay Writing Project Fellow, and the founder of the Ezra Jack Keats Bookmaking Competition in Atlanta, which provides the opportunity for children in Atlanta Public Schools to write stories and experience the art and craft of bookmaking.

Ms. Kate Woodbridge

Kate Woodbridge is a third grade teacher at Winnona Park Elementary for City Schools of Decatur. She recently earned a Masters in Early Childhood Education from Piedmont University.  Her passion for writing instruction was fueled greatly by her time becoming a Teacher Consultant at the Red Clay Writing Project Summer Institute in 2012.  Kate is an alumnus of Penn State University's Professional Development School, and moved to Georgia to teach in 2007.  She writes often, and when she’s not enjoying the outdoors, she makes messes with her art supplies!

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