March 28-31, 2019
Royal Orchid Sheraton, Bangkok, Thailand
EMILY DeLIDDO is as an educational consultant supporting schools nationally and internationally. She was a staff developer at the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project (TCRWP) at Columbia University for 12 years.
She worked on a long-term project with ISG and currently with TAISM in Oman, ISB-Beijing and multiple schools in Bahrain among others.
Ms DeLiddo’s presentations have included many institutes, seminars at Teachers College, leadership and specialty courses, and principals' and parent conferences. She presented at National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) with Lucy Calkins and colleagues (2003), with teachers from her Leadership Group in Nashville (2006), and New York with Lucy Calkins and Cory Gillette (2007).
Ms DeLiddo was a featured speaker with Ruth Swinney at Bank Street College Graduate School’s Excellence in Language Instruction: Conversation with the Experts series (2005), the International Book Fair in Guadalajara, Mexico (2008), The Educator Collaborative Gathering (2015), and NESA conferences (Dubai 2010, Bangkok 2014, 2016-17, and Athens 2018).
Ms DeLiddo holds a Master’s degree from Teachers College, Columbia University. She co-wrote the article “Becoming Jordan’s Writers: Developing Powerful Writing Instruction in the Middle East” with Chris Lehman, in Voices from the Middle (September 2010), and wrote the companion study guide to Mary Cappellini’s book, Balancing Reading and Language Learning (Stenhouse, 2015).
A Foundation Course in Writing Workshop for Grades K-2
Reflect and Plan: Think Through Components of Writing Workshop to Wind Down the Year Powerfully (K-2)4 days: March 28-31
Workshop teaching is a magical structure of reflecting daily, weekly and unit-ly around implementation and instructional practice. During this four-day certificate course, participants will explore structures, routines and strategies that strengthen the implementation of a Primary Writing Workshop as the year winds to a close and reflect on components to plan to launch with in Fall 2019.
Our youngest writers are often the most enthusiastic and teachers will learn how to support a diverse workshop community, ways to assess language and literacy skills and moves to strengthen plans across the year. The group will explore how to quickly harness and effectively use that energy K-2 writers bring to get students to author their own drawings, books and writing pieces, and publish on a regular basis.
Our course will include supporting this assessment-based philosophy of teaching across the year through revising unit planning with a focus on using data to structure small group strategy lessons and whole group teaching. Participants will get hands-on practice in planning instruction across weeks and months, conferring both one-on-one and in small groups and reworking their own writing to deepen understanding of the writing process as well as have demonstration pieces to carry back to the classroom.
This time will set out to clarify and support common tricky parts and celebrations in: supporting English Language Learners, planning small group strategy lessons, demonstrating and knowing what to teach in one-on-one conferences, planning and revising units of study, rethinking room environments, using data to inform teaching, taking effective anecdotal notes and reflecting on curriculum across the year to differentiate across classrooms and meet the needs of all learners.
We will also explore ways to meaningfully incorporate additional components of Balanced Literacy to support writing development especially at the end of the year. Shared Reading, Shared and Interactive Writing as well as Interactive Read Aloud are integral components in a K-2 classroom to build language and literacy for all learners, which in turn strengthens writing.
We will experience how each of these daily practices provides additional time for exposure to rich language and literacy strategies that support independence and inquiry. Empowering learners to carry strategies across a year and their workshop experiences in future grades through choice will be an element we return to across the course.
**NOTE: The Foundation Course in Writing Workshop is four days (March 28-31) and starts one day before the SEC itself (which begins March 29).
Target Audience: Grades K-2
Continuum Levels: 1, 3, 4, 5
NESA'S Learning Continuum:
- Please sign up via the Spring Educators Conference registration form.
- The Foundation Course in Writing Workshop is four days (March 28-31) and starts one day before the SEC itself (which begins March 29).
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For your convenience, and to support our efforts in being "green", all handouts/files posted here have been notated with an A, B, C or D indicating the following:
(A) hardcopies needed at workshop
(B) electronic version on laptop is sufficient (for viewing during the workshop)
(C) required reading PRIOR to the workshop
(D) file not needed for workshop itself, but simply material of additional interest/reference
(B) Handout: Reflect and Plan: Think Through
Components of Writing Workshop to Wind Down the Year Powerfully
(D) Meet Emily DeLiddo: Session 4 Mary Cappellini & Emily DeLiddo