The Inside Writing Communities: Grades 3-5 video workshop for elementary school teachers uses classroom footage to demonstrate how a writing workshop approach motivates intermediate students and helps them become proficient and independent writers. Ten teachers from across the country model teaching strategies and share reflections on their practice.
Six nationally known experts in writing instruction comment on teaching and using the writing workshop approach with upper elementary students. The package includes eight 30-minute workshop programs, eight 30-minute classroom programs, a workshop guide, and a Web site.
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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.