Date: Monday, August 15th, 2022
Time: 12:00 - 2:30pm (ET)
Location: Online via Zoom
As you prepare for the upcoming school year, you may be thinking about how to evolve and improve the teaching of writing in your classroom, school, or school district. This workshop will provide you with an overview of a genre-based pedagogy informed by the theory of systemic functional linguistics that is often referred to as “SFL Writing.” Participants will discover the demands of the various genres in elementary and middle school, learn how the emphasis on language development distinguishes this approach from others currently used in schools, and explore ways that the practice can be implemented school-wide. Additionally, participants will be informed of more in-depth learning opportunities for teaching writing with the genre-based approach.
This workshop draws upon field based research in multiple elementary and K–8 schools for over 10 years. It is informed by the theory of systemic functional linguistics and implemented with the pedagogical practice of the teaching and learning cycle, a strong scaffolding at the onset of the learning process which has been modified and adapted over time with the input of real teachers in classrooms in and around Boston.
After participating in this session, educators will:
- Understand the demands of genres across grades K - 8 and their connection to content
- Distinguish this approach from others used in schools due to its emphasis on learning to use language for its function
- Reflect on how the genre-based pedagogy of writing may be implemented school-wide
- Identify opportunities for future professional learning for teaching writing to students in your classroom, school and/or school district
Certification of Completion:
Please note that participants will not receive academic credit nor a transcript documenting their participation in this workshop series. However, all participants will receive a certificate of completion.
Fees & Policies:
Registration closes at the start of the workshop. Refunds will only be granted up until the start of the workshop at 12:00pm on August 15th. 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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