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Teaching Creative Writing (Workshop 1)


Section 1
"But, I'm not really a writer...": Inspiring the uninspired

(K-5/5-8/9-12) (2 hours) No matter what grade you teach, there will always be students who tell you that they are not writers. Inspiring those who do not believe in their ability to write is difficult, to say the least. At the end of this workshop, you will have the tools to inspire even the most un-inspirable student! 

A few things we will cover:

  • Know your audience: Interesting writing prompts for even the most un-inspirable students 
  • Beating the Block: How to remove the concept of "writer's block" from their vocabulary 
  • Write like you are running out of time: Motivational techniques for the lazy summer brain 

Section 2
Creating games to initiate & inspire involvement

(K-5/5-8/9-12) (2 Hours) This workshop's goal is to show you how to create and incorporate games into your creative writing curriculum! 

Some of the games we will be creating: 

  • Story Bags 
  • Emoji Prompts 
  • Roll a Story 
  • Making and incorporating "story stones"
  • Creating an inspiring journal template 
  • Roll it, Write it (for reluctant writers) 
  • Inspiration Jars 

Teacher Registration

Teachers working for a school in the Regional Office of Education, District #40 can register with the ROE and they will cover your class fees and award you Continuing Professional Development Units (CPDUs) for taking this class. After filling out our registration using the form below, you will need to also register with ROE by following this link to their calendar of events and finding this workshop on their schedule.
Registration with ROE must be confirmed before beginning this workshop..

Free to educators in ROE40 (see above)
$40 for members of the public

This class is designed as professional development for educators who want to bring these concepts back to their students, but non-educators who have an interest in the subject matter are welcome to attend. The cost of this class to members the public includes four hours of studio time with basic instruction, as well as any materials needed.

You can pre-pay for this class by clicking 'purchase' below and then filling out the required information in the popup window.

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