A.L.L. Online Professional Development

Online PD: Revision: Rocking to the Core with Andy Hess

When: Wed Mar 12th 2014 - Thu Apr 3rd 2014
Time: 6:30 PM EST
Ends: 7:45 PM EST

Target Audience: Grades 2-6 classroom teachers, literacy coaches and administrators
Sign-up Page: www.acceleratedliteracylearning.com/online-professional-development.html
Fee - all 4 sessions included: $219 per person
Early Bird Special (sign up by Feb 28 using coupon code EARLYBIRD): $199 per person
Groups of three or more: $189 (Early Bird Special rate) or $209 per person (after Early Bird Special expires)

The word "revision" literally means, "to see again." In this four-session Online Professional Development series, Andrea Hess, will help participants reimagine what revision can look like in their writing workshop. Teachers will learn many explicit revision strategies and techniques that they can take right back to their classrooms for immediate results. Strategies learned can be applied to many different genre studies and adapted for various elementary grade levels. The Common Core anchor writing standards ask students to "develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising and editing" with guidance and support from peers and adults. This Online Professional Development will provide teachers with the tools necessary to teach students how to revise their writing and enjoy the process! Some revision topics that will be included are: differentiating revision from editing, writing better leads/ endings, zooming in/ zooming out to add more details, developing characters, revising by adding dialogue, action and thought revising titles learning and from mentor authors & reading like a writer.

Andy Hess has been an A.L.L. consultant since 2011. Additionally, she consults privately with independent schools in the Bay Area, working on balanced literacy initiatives. She worked at Friends Community School in College Park, MD, The Little Red Schoolhouse in New York, NY, and the Prospect Sierra School in El Cerrito, CA. Andy is a dynamic presenter who receives raves from participants who attend her PD sessions.

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