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Making Connections

with Expository and Persuasive Writing


An Open Institute on College Readiness in Writing
from the San Antonio Writing Project

--Flier for Open Institute

Writing is about making meaning and making connections. In the new STAAR testing landscape, that means students must learn to write more informational and persuasive texts to prepare them for college and career writing. You are invited to spend a week on a college campus learning from college writing professors what college-level writing is really like.

Following the National Writing Project model of teachers-teaching-teachers, you will learn more strategies for connecting reading and writing and teaching expository and persuasive writing. You’ll see demonstrations of successful writing lessons from experienced San Antonio Writing Project Teacher Consultants. You’ll read selections from What is College-Level Writing by Patrick Sullivan, Readicide by Kelly Gallagher, The Literature Workshop by Sheridan Blau, and Designing Writing Assignments by Traci Gardner. You’ll also spend the week collaborating with fellow teachers to develop a writing assignment geared toward college-readiness standards you can use in the classroom next year.

Date & Time: July 23-27, 2012; 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Location: San Antonio College
--Location: OC 316 (also AIC 316--building renamed)
View SAC Campus Map
--Fri. 7/27 will be held at UTSA-Downtown

Workshop Leader: Dr. L. Lennie Irvin, Co-Director of the San Antonio Writing Project and Associate Professor of English at San Antonio College. This will be his fifth summer to organize and lead a workshop on college readiness in writing.

Cost of workshop: $150

Scholarship for SAISD Teachers!
San Antonio College and the San Antonio Writing Project, as co-sponsors of this Open Institute, are offering scholarships to the first 15 SAISD teachers who register.

30 Hours PCD --participants will receive 30 hours of professional development credit through the Academy for Teacher Excellence at UTSA.

Registration: Due by July 12th

Online Registration: Everyone wishing to attend should fill out this online registration form. Confirmation sent within 24 hours.

Mail-in Payment Form: For those participants needing to send in payment--must be received by 7/12/12

Online registratration will reserve a spot in the Open Institute, and payment should be sent so it arrives at UTSA by 7/12 to secure your spot.

For More Information:
Please contact Lennie Irvin with any questions you have about this Open Institute at llirvin@gmail.com

Visit the resource website developed from past Open Institutes on college readiness in writing: Crossing2College. It includes 19 writing lessons created by past participants.




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