Professional Development Institute
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Have you always wanted to start a writer's workshop program in your classroom but were not sure how to begin? This online course gives you all the basics including management tips and suggestions. Writing domains and the writing process are also emphasized. Teachers will also gain valuable resources for using literature to enhance a writer's workshop program. This course is worth 3 ⅓ semester units/5 quarter units from UC San Diego Extension. For detailed information on university credit, click here.
"I had very limited knowledge of the writer's workshop coming into this course. After completion, I now feel that I could successfully structure and manage a workshop in my classroom. The resources were valuable, especially the course text, in providing examples and authentic experiences that can be applied directly to instruction." - Katrina Kling
Required Resource Book: This course has a modestly-priced required resource book (available in both new and used versions) that can be purchased through Amazon using the following link. Note that you can begin and participate in your course before the book arrives.
“The Unstoppable Writing Teacher” by M. Colleen Cruz
If you are registering for multiple courses, use the following link to access the book list for all PDI courses with direct purchase links through Amazon. PDI Course Resource Book List
Topical Outline / Click here to request a copy of the detailed syllabus
PDI Course Number: 86T02
UCSD Course Number: EDUC41485