Write in the Middle: A Workshop for Middle School Teachers is an eight-part professional development workshop designed to help teachers learn effective practices and strategies to use with middle school students in writing instruction.
Through classroom footage of excellent teachers modeling successful strategies and interviews with teachers, students, and nationally recognized experts about the writing process, workshop participants will learn ways to create a positive and productive writing environment for young adolescents.
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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.