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During four days in January, 15 pre-service teachers came to Berkeley to explore ways they'll be able to integrate writing into their classrooms. Led by BAWP Director Adela Arriaga and interim Co-Director Lanette Jimerson, this free "mini-institute" offered these teachers a number of practices proven to be successful in involving students in writing to think, writing to learn and writing for an audience. They left with a portfolio of writing activities that are engaging for both students and teachers.
Experience a Summer of Professional Renewal!
June 20–July 21, 2011
9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
We invite teachers from all grade levels, kindergarten through university, and from all disciplines to apply for our summer institute.
The Summer Institute is at the heart of BAWP’s work with teachers and the beginning point for the development of BAWP Teacher Consultants and the teacher leadership that guides and sustains BAWP’s work. Through its Invitational Summer Institute, BAWP identifies, celebrates, and enhances the professional roles of experienced classroom teachers. Each year we bring together twenty teachers from across grade levels and disciplines as BAWP Summer Fellows to examine successful classroom practices in teaching writing and using writing to help students learn.
BAWP’s belief in the professionalism of teachers is reflected in the design of the institute where Summer Fellows participate in a highly collaborative professional learning community. Fellows receive a $1,200 stipend; four units of post-graduate academic credit are available.
TEACHERS TEACHING TEACHERS
You are invited to attend a research roundtable featuring participants from BAWP’s 2009-2010 National Afterschool Matters Initiative Practitioner Fellowship Program. Please join us for presentations and discussions on research findings related to youth development and the out-of-school time field.
Thursday, November 4, 2010
10:00 am–1:00 pm
University of California Alumni House
UC Berkeley Campus
Please RSVP to Paul Cunningham at firstname.lastname@example.org (space is limited).
BAWP's 2009-10 National Afterschool Matters Fellows
ROUNDTABLE TOPICS AND PRESENTERS
Japantown, San Francisco, 1942
A Free Special-Topic Bay Area Writing Project Saturday Seminar
Open to all educators and those interested in education.
Saturday, October 23, 2010
9:00 a.m to 12:30 p.m.
University of California, Berkeley
In a time of highly partisan politics at every level, with name calling and slogans replacing informed debate, and when it may seem daunting to make change, we will explore how teachers can prepare their students to engage in a democratic society to work toward change.
From Internment to Redress and Beyond
Keynote Speaker: John Tateishi
The Bay Area Writing Project is offering the following five workshops for teachers this summer. All workshops take place on the UC Berkeley campus except for The Grammar/Writing Connection for Teachers taught by Greta Vollmer, which takes place at Sonoma State University.
GRAMMAR FOR TEACHERS
Grades 6-college Instructor: Nelson Graff July 12-23, Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m.-noon Workshop Location: UC Berkeley campus Registration fee: $350 Optional 2 units of credit from UC Berkeley Extension available for $220
This workshop is recommended for teachers of grades six through college who are interested in learning more about integrating grammar instruction into their teaching of reading and writing. Practical workshop exercises will cover the basics: grammar as rhetoric, parts of speech, the English verb, joining sentences, expanding sentences, uses and abuses of passive voice, and punctuation with a purpose. Bring your favorite grammar questions and a sample student essay full of errors! Discussion topics include: "grammar myths"; the role of rules; the connection between sentence crafting, style and voice; teaching grammar options without destroying ownership; the ups and downs of writing development, English Learners' sources of error, and the psychology of correctness.
YES THEY CAN! WRITING AND ENGLISH LEARNERS
Betty Pazmino, Content Specialist, English Language Arts, K-5, San Francisco USD
East Bay WriteEasy
Monthly on the first or second Friday
You are invited to join the Bay Area Writing Project' WriteEasy on Friday, November 9, 2012, from 4:00-6:00 p.m. at Mudraker's Cafe, 2801 Telegraph in Berkeley.
Join us to write, share, chat, eat, and drink with other teachers in the East Bay. We'll offer prompts, but you're always free to write what you want and need to write. We use the Amherst Writers and Artists response guidelines to give feedback to our fresh, unedited work. Bring your pen, your computer, a prompt to share!
Reconnect with teacher friends and make some new ones. Bring a fellow teacher and get your writing on.
Mudraker's Cafe is easy to get to from North, South, East and West. Plenty of street parking. Yo'll enjoy good coffee, tea and food at Mudrakers.
Hope to see you there!
Karen Adams and Marty Williams
Bay Area Writing Project
- 2012-13 WriteEasy Calendar
- November 9, 2012
- December 7, 2012
- January 11, 2013
- February 8, 2013
- March 8, 2013
- April 12, 2013
- May 10, 2013
- June 7, 2013
A monthly literary reading series featuring Bay Area Writing Project Teacher Consultants and other local writers reading from their own work.
2035 Ashby Avenue at Adeline in Berkeley (very close to Ashby BART)
Wednesday, May 22, 2013, 5:30-7:00 p.m.
Jannie M. Dresser is a Bay Area poet with Central Valley roots. Workers' Compensation: Poems of Labor & the Working Life is her testament to the many jobs she has held and the hard labor of others. She is the co-founder and publisher of the Bay Area Poets Seasonal Review, and founder/publisher of Sugartown Publishing (http://sugartownpublishing.com). She also hosts free poetry salons held in the East Bay. You can contact her at email@example.com.
The Bay Area Writing Project's Saturday Seminar Series has concluded for the 2012-13 academic year. Please check back here again for information about our 2013-14 events. Or, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and ask to be added to our email listserve for program information and we'll keep you up to date.