ERIC Number: EJ1035604
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 42
Professional Development: A Skills Approach to a Writing Workshop
Levitt, Roberta; Kramer-Vida, Louisa; Palumbo, Anthony; Kelly, Susan P.
New Educator, v10 n3 p248-264 2014
In this era of globalization, students need to know how to write well. Faculty development needs to focus on assisting primary teachers as they prepare students for a twenty-first-century world. Strategic curriculum reform and professional development can be achieved by partnerships between district administrators and professional consultants. Two university professors introduced writing workshop in the classrooms of skills-oriented first grade educators. The teachers' new methodology encouraged students to produce writing that originated from their classroom and life experiences. After the professional development, the teachers devised a month-by-month skill and genre chart to guide their instruction in the following year.
Descriptors: Writing Workshops, Writing Skills, Skill Development, Teacher Education Programs, Elementary School Curriculum, Faculty Development, Teaching Methods, Student Participation, Student Surveys, Elementary School Teachers, Inservice Teacher Education, Instructional Innovation, Instructional Effectiveness, Class Activities, College Programs
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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