This workshop presents practical and philosophical advice for teaching writing, while examining issues every teacher faces such as high-stakes assessments and dealing with differently-abled students.
Eight video programs feature teachers in diverse classrooms around the country who are helping their students grow as skilled and effective writers. Participants will observe how the teachers and their students work together to create writing communities. Professional writers will share their processes as they move from initial concepts to publication, and comments from researchers, theorists, students, and teachers add context.
A workshop guide and website provide activities and additional information to help participants develop effective instructional strategies to bring back to the classroom.
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Annenberg Learner (formerly Annenberg Media) funds and distributes multimedia professional development courses and resources to advance excellent teaching in American schools. These educational video programs with coordinated web and text materials help teachers enhance their expertise in their fields and refine their teaching methods. The School of Education at Colorado State University offers graduate credit for teachers enrolled in these professional development courses. Educational video programs with coordinated interactive web and text resources form the basis for these courses and can be accessed at the Annenberg Learner website.
Ph.D. Language, Literacy, and Culture, University of Iowa; B.A. English, University of Northern Iowa; Teaching certification in English and French.
Dr. Coke teaches courses in adolescent literature, intermediate composition, teaching composition, teaching reading, multicultural literature (graduate seminar), and English teaching methods. Her research interests include the transition from elementary to secondary school, gender and education, teacher collaboration, and teacher education.