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Content-Area Writing For Teachers and Administrators

September 1, 2015 In: administrators, kane county, kane county regional office of education, teachers Comments (None)

Based on the highly-rated book Content-Area Writing: Every Teacher’s Guide, renowned literacy consultant, teacher trainer and author Nancy Steineke is scheduled for TWO workshops this fall in Geneva, Il.

Nancy SteinekeNo matter the subject you teach, Content-Area Writing is for you, especially if you’re juggling broad curriculum mandates, thick textbooks, and severe time constraints. It not only shows that incorporating carefully structured writing activities into your lessons actually increases understanding and achievement, but also proves how writing can save, not consume, valuable instructional time.

Content-Area Writing guides you strategically through the two major types of writing that every student must know:

  • Writing to Learn: the quick, exploratory, and extemporaneous in-class writing that helps kids engage deeply with content, build connections, and retain what they’ve learned
  • Public Writing: planned, constructed, and polished writing in which students demonstrate knowledge and reflect on what they’ve learned.

With writing, you can help students learn better, retain more, meet content and skills-based standards, and tackle any test with confidence. No matter what you teach, read Content-Area Writing and discover for yourself that classroom time spent writing is classroom time well spent.

Seating is limited for this professional development opportunity, please register below:

Session I - Event#401-16
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Session II - Event #402-16
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Monday, September 28, 2015Tuesday, October 20, 2015
8:00am -11:30am8:00am - 3:00pm
Kane County Regional Office of Education
28 N. First Street, South Tower
Geneva, Il 60134
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273 Dearborn Court
Geneva, Il 60134
Session I is a half day workshop giving an overall message of writing across the content area. This session is geared towards curriculum coordinators and directors.Session II is a full day and dives deeper into demonstrations of easily implemented lessons. This is geared for teachers.

Nancy Steineke presented by the Regional Office of Education.

What are people saying about the Content-Area Writing?

“Practical ideas for a secondary teacher who still has to teach specific standards.”

“The format is easy to follow, and it gives practical information for all teachers. We’re even using it for our literacy study group this year!”

“In the era of Common Core State Standards, harried teachers are looking for resources to tie literacy into every single content area. Content-Area Writing will help them do exactly this.”




Questions about Session I or II? Contact Kathy Lawson at klawson@kaneroe.org or at 630-444-113

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