6-Traits Online Workshops

6-Traits Online Workshops


Online 6-Traits Courses with webAcademy by Smekens Education

Self-paced online workshops

Online workshops from webAcademy provide a convenient and cost-effective way to learn simple and effective strategies for teaching the Six Traits. Every webAcademy workshop is built from video footage captured during live full-day seminars led by Kristina Smekens, president and lead consultant for Smekens Education.
 
Six Traits of Writing: An Introduction Online Course with webAcademy by Smekens Education
Six Traits of Writing: An Introduction
This dynamic online workshop utilizes video footage from a full-day Smekens workshop to equip K-12 teachers with the knowledge and tools they need to start teaching the Six Traits of Writing right away. Whether you need to learn a lot about the Six Traits in a hurry or want a “refresher” course to get you back on track, this introductory session led by Kristina Smekens provides teachers with the confidence and resources they need to begin implementing the Six Traits model.
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Six Traits of Writing: Implementation Strategies Online Course with webAcademy by Smekens Education
Six Traits of Writing: Implementation Strategies
If you’ve heard Kristina Smekens’ Six-Traits Introduction, then you’re ready to take it to the next level. This dynamic online workshop utilizes video footage from a full-day Smekens workshop and addresses how to take the Six Traits from six words floating around the classroom to full-blown immersion and implementation all year long. Kristina will offer you ways to organize, manage, and implement the traits to heighten the effectiveness of your writing instruction.
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Strategies to Teach Informative Writing Online Course with webAcademy by Smekens Education
Strategies to Teach Informative Writing
Writers need to move beyond restating collected facts and details. They have to synthesize ideas in order to demonstrate a deep understanding of a topic or text within expository writing. This engaging online workshop will reveal the essential instruction necessary to produce this type of informative writing.
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Strategies for Teaching Argumentative Writing Online Course with webAcademy by Smekens Education
Strategies for Teaching Argumentative Writing
It’s not by accident that the first type of writing listed in the standards is persuasive/argumentative. More than just restating information, students must know how to articulate their feelings, opinions, and viewpoints based on logical reasons and relevant evidence. However, for many teachers, this standard is an area of anxiety and weakness. After completing this workshop, K-12 teachers will possess dozens of lesson ideas that they can easily incorporate into their yearlong writing curriculum.
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Launching the Writer's Workshop: Grades K-2 Online Course with webAcademy by Smekens Education
Launching the Writer's Workshop: Grades K-2
Many teachers have confessed that they struggle to get their writer's workshop off the ground. What should I do the first weeks of school? What are key lessons to jump-start my writing curriculum? How fast or slow should I move? Regardless of the writing model you're currently using, this online workshop provides participants with a powerful framework of lessons that can help launch their writing year. Throughout the workshop, teachers will have the opportunity to plot and plan their own instructional calendar for teaching writing during the first six weeks of school. At the end of the workshop, teachers will be ready to launch their writer's workshop with their personalized blueprints in hand!
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Teaching Writing Skills All Year Long: Grades K-2 Online Course with webAcademy by Smekens Education
Teaching Writing Skills All Year Long: Grades K-2
After you've devised a plan to launch your writer's workshop during the first weeks of school, the next step is to look ahead toward the rest of the year. This workshop is designed to guide K-12 teachers through the planning of a yearlong writing curriculum. This includes determining mini-lesson instruction, identifying frequent assignments, and communicating assessment feedback all within the three major types or writing — opinion/persuasive/argumentative, informative/expository, and narrative. The video content for this workshop is exactly the same as the "Teaching Writing Skills All Year Long: Grades 3-12" course, with one exception. When you enroll in this workshop, you receive a complimentary digital copy of Kristina's best-selling book, Launching the Writer's Workshop, Grades K-2.
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Launching the Writer's Workshop: Grades 3-12 Online Course with webAcademy by Smekens Education
Launching the Writer's Workshop: Grades 3-12
Many teachers have confessed that they struggle to get their writer's workshop off the ground. What should I do the first weeks of school? What are key lessons to jump-start my writing curriculum? How fast or slow should I move? Regardless of the writing model you're currently using, this online workshop provides participants with a powerful framework of lessons that can help launch their writing year. Throughout the workshop, teachers will have the opportunity to plot and plan their own instructional calendar for teaching writing during the first six weeks of school. At the end of the workshop, teachers will be ready to go with their personalized blueprints in hand!
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Teaching Writing Skills All Year Long: Grades 3-12 Online Course with webAcademy by Smekens Education
Teaching Writing Skills All Year Long: Grades 3-12
After you’ve devised a plan to launch your writer’s workshop during the first weeks of school, the next step is to look ahead toward the rest of the year. This online workshop is designed to guide K-12 teachers through the planning of a yearlong writing curriculum. This includes determining mini-lesson instruction, identifying frequent assignments, and communicating assessment feedback all within the three major types of writing— opinion/persuasive/argumentative, informative/expository, and narrative. The video content for this workshop is exactly the same as the "Teaching Writing Skills All Year Long: Grades K-2" course, with one exception. When you enroll in this workshop, you receive a complimentary digital copy of Kristina's best-selling book, Launching the Writer's Workshop, Grades 3-12.
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Planning & Facilitating a Close Reading Online Course with webAcademy by Smekens Education
Planning & Facilitating a Close Reading
There has been much talk about raising the complexity of the texts students are reading. However, rigorous reading isn't just about the text selection. It's also about targeting multi-faceted, deep thinking during reading. This online workshop will help teachers plan and facilitate a meaningful close reading in five steps.
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Writing After a Close Reading Online Course with webAcademy by Smekens Education
Writing After a Close Reading
After reading a complex text, students need to do something with what they learned. More than simply summarizing the text, students need to analyze and even argue the author's ideas in writing.
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14 Power Strategies to Boost Reading & Writing Achievement on Standardized Tests Online Course with webAcademy by Smekens Education
14 Power Strategies to Boost Reading & Writing Achievement on Standardized Tests
In this era of high-stakes testing, it's never been more important for students to enter into standardized assessments with essential skills and personal confidence. Throughout this workshop built from a two-day workshop, teachers will learn explicit literacy strategies students need in order to be successful on state and national assessments. (Specific references will be made to the new SAT, ACT, and AP exams, Indiana assessment, PARCC, & Smarter Balanced assessments.)
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