Access, Communication, and Self Expression: Supporting Elem. Writers

Course | June 26 – 30, 2017 every day | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Community United Elementary

 Bay Area Writing Project

In this workshop we will spend time exploring research based routines, structures, and strategies for building a robust writing program for supporting young writers. Strategies include writing to build community, writing to make sense of content, scaffolding argument writing, and writing as self expression. We will consider issues of equity and ways to support language development in the writing classroom.

Aija Simmons: As the Co-Director of BAWP, Aija spends her time coaching teachers, facilitating the Weekend Workshop and Saturday Seminar Series and creating the Invitational Summer Institute in the Teaching of Writing. She has been teaching in urban public schools for 15 years. She also facilitates teacher inquiry groups through the Mills Teacher Scholars program. Aija enjoys creative writing and blogging in her down time.

 bawp@berkeley.edu