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Host a Digital Age Writer's Workshop (WM310)

Fee: $59 ($63 after May 1)
[Explore and create : Workshop]

Tuesday, June 28, 10:30 am–12:00 pm
Hyatt Regency Hyatt Regency Capitol Ballroom 4

favoritesDr. Lisa Hervey  favoritesBrittany Miller  favoritesJaclyn Stevens  
Digital tools are perfect for delivering the ongoing personalized scaffolding and formative feedback that are the hallmarks of a traditional writer’s workshop. During this rotating station workshop, learn how to use a wide range of tools and resources for designing, personalizing and facilitating a digital age writer's workshop.

Fee: $59 ($63 after May 1)
Skill level: Intermediate
Attendee devices: Devices required
Attendee device specification: Smartphone: Windows, Android, iOS
Laptop: Chromebook, PC, Mac
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
Participant accounts, software and other materials: Helpful if participants have an active Google email and Drive accounts.

2 addition projection screens and/or mobile LCD TVs (to project) - our workshop is a 3 station rotation model.

Focus: Digital age teaching & learning
Topic: Instructional design and delivery
Grade level: PK-12
Subject area: Language arts
ISTE Standards: Teachers : Design and develop digital age learning experiences and assessments
Teachers : Facilitate and inspire student learning and creativity
Students : Communication and collaboration


Digital tote resources

https://tackk.com/wwds
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http://www.lisahervey.com/
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Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

Guiding students to write well unlocks their ability to describe who they are—and clearly show what they know, believe and dream. Teachers are expected to steward their students to become competent writers and this often takes place in variations of Writing Workshops. So then, how can teachers better harnesses the power of modern technologies during writing workshop to amplify student thinking, planning and writing? With advent of Google Docs, screencasting and audio recording tools, interactive thesauruses and publishing platforms, teachers, more than ever before, can transform student writing activities to be more agile in catalyzing student creativity, fostering ongoing digital communication, and providing multimodal feedback.

Participants will immerse in Writing Workshop components (Mini Lessons/Authors Craft, Independent/Guided Writing, Conferencing/Publishing) in 3 rotation stations within this hand-ons workshop. These rotations will enable participants to:
- enhance their pedagogy for writing instruction through a variety of digital tools/applications to amplify student learning ;
- collaborate & engage digitally with their students for Writer’s Workshop anytime, anywhere;
- provide various personalized digital scaffolding/feedback/conferencing options to their students during Writer’s Workshop.

We have shared these digital writing workshop ideas with educators all across our state … we have returned to teachers’ classrooms to witness as they transformed their craft. We consistently get rave reviews and evaluation data. One participant put in this way: “Dr. Hervey, Mrs. Stevens and Mrs. Miller are very informative and helpful with their suggestions and tools for writing. It can be overwhelming at times, but I'm glad to have their help along the way as I try change things up in my writing conferences with my students.” Another teacher wrote “Thank you so much for leading me in a non-threatening way to try new technology tools and discovering new ideas for writing instruction.” During a recent ISTE ETCoaches Twitter chat, this was tweeted in reference to this workshop she attended NCTIES2015 Stacy Lovdahl ‏@braveneutrino Aug 25
As I said that day-you touched 5 schools worth of teachers in 1 hour #etcoaches @lisahervey @braveneutrino @jaclynbstevens @AModernEducator

Outline

Participants will immerse Writing Workshop components (Mini Lessons/Authors Craft, Independent/Guided Writing, Conferencing/Publishing) in 3 rotation stations as they explore and create workshop.
Station 1 | Mini-lessons and Author Craft - Lisa will facilitate a brief mini-lesson of multimodal feedback and author craft tool (Screencastify & VisuWords), how they are intertwined and create opportunities for sustained student to student/student to teacher collaboration and discussion of craft. Participants will brainstorm at least one idea for redesigning these aspects of their own writing workshops and share those ideas electronically with other participants.
Station 2 | Independent & Guided Writing/Conferencing - Jackie will engage participants in “independent/guided writing activity” using Google Docs and "conferencing" support tools (Kaizena & Vocaroo) to clarify how digital tools can help support these components of Writer’s Workshop to provide individual and personalized support. Participants will brainstorm at least one idea for redesigning these aspects of their own writing workshops and share those ideas electronically with other participants.
Station 3 | Publishing - Brittany will model and share a variety of student examples, ideas and tools for student "publishing" (TACKK & Weebly) during Writing Workshop. Participants will then brainstorm at least one idea for redesigning this aspect of their own writing workshops and share those ideas electronically with other participants

In each rotation, participants will brainstorm at least one idea for redesigning these aspects of their own writing workshops and share those ideas electronically with other participants. The idea is to crowdsource specific Writing Workshop ideas to create a repository for teachers to have access to once they return to their classrooms.They will have the opportunity to use and create with all technology tools modeled in each rotation. A resource site will be provided for all tools used in the session, complete with self-directed tutorials. (75 minutes)

Participants will then discuss the deliberate tool choices and Writing Workshop design/student samples from each rotation in small groups and then share their observations, concerns or questions with the entire group. (15 minutes)

Supporting research

Klein, E. (2014) Accidentally creating a digital writing workshop. Edutopia Blog - Retrieved from http://goo.gl/5tVjxD
Smith, G. E., & Throne, S. (2007). Differentiating instruction with technology in K-5 classrooms. International Society for Technology in Education.
(2008). How to Give Effective Feedback to Your Students - http://www.ascd.org/publications/books/108019.aspx.
Promoting Student Engagement - Society for the Teaching - http://teachpsych.org/Resources/Documents/ebooks/pse2011vol1.pdf.

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Presenters

favorites Dr. Lisa Hervey, North Carolina State University

I am a Senior Research Scholar @ the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation & Teaching Professor in InstructionalTechnology Master's Program at NC State. With over 17 years of experience, starting with 10 years as a public school 6th-8th Language Arts teacher, I strive everyday empower educators to "take risk with intention" within their digital learning spaces. I am passionate about supporting digital transformations focused on personalized learning & teaching to directly amplify student learning. My current work includes creating & facilitating F2F & online professional learning & graduate courses that propel pre- and in-service educators to deeply cultivate their digital pedagogies. Follow me @lisahervey


favorites Brittany Miller, Friday Institute, NCSU

I work to build a common language and understanding of effective technology use in the classroom through online and face to face professional inspiration sessions for educators on all levels. I am driven to support educators in designing learning experiences for students that encourages communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and, most importantly, creativity!


favorites Jaclyn Stevens, Friday Institute for Ed. Innovation

Jaclyn is a combination of media designer and educator, beginning her career in education after successful work as a media consultant and award winning graphic artist. As a Digital Learning Coach with the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation at NC State University, she supports educators and leaders in adaptive student-centered approaches to provide concrete, quality, purposeful, and on-the-ground personalized learning to work towards equity for all. Her mantra is to adapt, not adopt - fostering digital initiatives to transform learning through changes in pedagogical shifts and meeting the needs of all learners to champion creativity and innovation. @jaclynbstevens