Many thanks for attending our workshop on â€œLearning to write, writing to learnâ€ workshop. In our February workshop, we had a great mix of English teachers from various parts of Columbus Public Schools. It was so inspiring to see such creative teachers who, despite the constrains they face, worked very hard to make sure that their students learn.
In our workshop, Chris Manion, Kate White and I talked about different ways of utilizing writing in our teaching. These include writing to learn and writing to communicate. We started our workshop with a group work where the teachers reflected on the following questions:
After the group discussion, Chris Manson, director of WAC program, talked about WAC in secondary education.
I talked about writing to learn activities and suggested some short informal writing activities teachers from various content areas can use various phases of their classrooms.
Also, Kate talked about different ways teachers can integrate writing to communicate activities to their teaching.
We had a very productive discussion which revolved around the changes that teachers from across disciplines can make in their studentsâ€™ school success through using writing.
We hope to see you in upcoming workshops,