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[SUMM22] EDUC7548 Teaching Report And Explanation Writing - Condensed (Brisk) is a Course

[SUMM22] EDUC7548 Teaching Report And Explanation Writing - Condensed (Brisk)

Aug 22, 2022 - Aug 25, 2022

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EDUC 7548 - Teaching Report and Explanation Writing to K-8 students

(15 PDPs and 1 ALC credit)

Dates: August 22nd - 25th, 2022

Time: 8:30am - 2:30pm (ET)

Location: Online via Zoom

As you prepare for the upcoming school year you may be thinking about how to ensure strong writing units are in place for the students in your classroom, school or school district. This 4-day project based course gives time for groups of participants to collaborate on developing a writing unit in a genre appropriate for their grade level in English and/or Spanish using a genre-based pedagogy informed by systemic functional linguistics. This learning opportunity that usually runs over the course of 5 weeks has been condensed into 4 full days of learning and planning with time for feedback, reflection and revision of a final writing unit.

Registration and Payment

1. Please enroll via the "$400 Enroll" button (above) if:

  • You are paying for an individual enrollment via credit card
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Please note that in order to register you will be asked to create an account for Boston College with a username and password if you do not already have one. 

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Refunds will only be granted up until the start of the course. No refunds will be granted for registration or technical errors on the participant's part (such as incorrect name/email, login failure, etc.).

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Course Facilitator and Designer

Maria Estela Brisk is a Professor of Education at the Teacher Education, Special Education and Curriculum and Instruction Department, Lynch School of Education, Boston College.  She received her Ph. D. in linguistics and bilingual education at the University of New Mexico in 1972. Her research and teacher-training interests include elementary students’ writing development, bilingual education, bilingual language and literacy acquisition, methods of teaching literacy, and preparation of mainstream teachers to work with bilingual learners.  She is the author of numerous articles and books.

For the past 13 years Dr. Brisk has worked closely with K-8 schools to develop a genre-based writing program for their schools, preparing teachers and researching children’s writing development. Her book Engaging Students in Academic Literacies: Genre-based Pedagogy for K-5 Classrooms features the approach to teaching writing that emerged from the work in schools.  The approach has been helpful for all students including bilingual learners.

Professor Brisk, native of Argentina, is a fluent speaker of Spanish.