First Annual Pineapple Day
November 28, 2018
The TCs of the SVWP opened their classroom doors to share writing in action with their colleagues. The SVWP plans to make Pineapple Day an annual event so TCs can spread writing practices throughout their buildings.
The Pineapple is the symbol of hospitality and these teachers generously opened their doors and shared their practice. November 28 is Hawaii day (and where the pineapples grow!)
Garland R. Quarles had the most TCs participating. A total of six teachers made writing the focus for the day. From left to right above, Teacher Consultants Teresa Cave, Amanda Estep, Robert Kilby, Heather Campbell, Danielle DeChristopher, and Tara Lockhart.
A visitor (below left) chats with a writer. Kimberly Peterson, current SVWP fellow (pictured at right), visits with more writers at Quarles.
We Offer Professional Development for Districts
Choose our highly regarded EDUC 636/WRI636 Writing and Learning Across the Curriculum course for Professional Development around teaching writing and using writing as tool for learning in the content area. Available to all teachers, K-University, in any discipline.
The EDUC 636/WRI 636 can be run with a focus on the National Writing Project College Ready Writing Program. This is effective professional development for 6-12 teachers in any content. See the results of a controlled study by SRI International here.
Consider a day of professional development which offers both choice and engagement for your teachers. We can bring our Teacher Consultants and Demonstration Lessons to your site. In keeping with the philosophy of the NWP, we do not offer single presentations to staff but provide a menu of choices so teachers can select what they need for their instructional purposes.
For more information on our programs follow this link.
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