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Virtual 2 Day Seminars

Using Metacognitive Strategies to Teach Writing, Virtual – Summer Institute 2021

If you sign up for this section, you are signing up for a virtual section. There are a limited in-person spaces for this course. If you want to take the course in-person, you must register for the in-person section so we can ensure social distancing.

The content for the virtual section and in-person section is the same.

 

COURSE LOGISTICS

  • Event type: Two-day seminar
  • Section delivery mode: Virtual. The instructor will be on-site, and participants will be virtual.
  • Attendance: Live, on the date and time listed in the course information section. Please be prepared to be available for a combination of synchronous and asynchronous instruction for the entire duration of this course.
  • Platform: Canvas and Zoom. You will need access to a reliable internet connection and computer with video and audio. Login credentials emailed the day before the course begins.

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Landmark School uses a five-step, sequential model for teaching writing skills that incorporates modeling and teaching metacognition throughout each step. This process includes brainstorming, organizing (via mapping and the use of graphic organizers), rough drafting, proofreading, and final drafting. These writing strategies can be applied to paragraph, multi-paragraph, and essay level writing assignments across the curriculum. This seminar will also include techniques for oral rehearsal, paragraph framing, the use of hands-on materials, and report writing.

 Upon completion, participants will be able to:

  • Name the common writing deficits of students with learning disabilities.
  • Break down the complexity of the expository writing process.
  • Demonstrate how metacognition can be modeled in ways that help students improve their writing.
  • Demonstrate brainstorming techniques.
  • Discuss organizing techniques and the use of graphic organizers and templates.
  • Reconstruct the steps in paragraph framing, drafting and report writing.
  • Develop a writing lesson incorporating all five steps in the process.

 

LEVEL

This course is appropriate for educators at the middle and high school levels.

 

MATERIALS

All necessary materials will be shared electronically.

Course Information

Credits
10 Hours/PDPs
Optional graduate credit for an additional fee of $125
Dates/Time Price
July 22-23, 2021
8:30am - 3:00pm Eastern
$300

Registration is unavailable at this time.

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About the Instructor

Janet Parady

Janet is the head of the language arts department at Landmark High School, and the author of The Trickster in African and African-American Folktales, the Landmark tutorial training manual, and other writing curricula. In her years at Landmark, she has also been a tutor, teacher, and academic advisor. Janet has presented seminars for educators and parents throughout the country regarding methods for instructing all students within the language arts context, and she has been an educational consultant for several schools. Janet has also served as a writing instructor for Simmons College.

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