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PLC Series: January Round-Up

This month we focused on the craft of teaching writers—not the writing. Revisit your favorites or find one you missed in the below collection  of posts, content and other related links that supported our thinking this month.

plc-series-1In his book Engaging Young Writers (Heinemann, 2009), Matt Glover shares ways to invite students into writing in a personal way through multiple entry points. This post kicked shared a downloadable PDF from his book, available in full text in the Heinemann Digital Library. Click the image to view the post and PDF!  

We enjoyed a video excerpt from Stephanie Parsons' On Demand Course, which supports understanding of the powerful and flexible structures of Writing Workshop. Click the image to visit the post and hear what students had to say about their writing lives.

Over the Martin Luther King Jr. weekend, educators gathered from around the country to immerse themselves in the inquiry process during Heinemann's New Orleans Inquiry Institute led by Smokey Daniels and other distinguished faculty, including Donalyn Miller. Her recent post on the Nerdy Book Club shares her thinking about children's rights, Freedom of Speech, and our responsibility as educators. Click the image to find the post!

Teacher and blogger Betsy Hubbard shared her experience and wisdom about making the most out of independent writing time. Click the image to find the post and a downloadable PDF of her article from the Heinemann Digital Library. 


calkclasslib611px26Last week contained two fantastic Twitter chats full of ideas and inspiration regarding the teaching of writing.  The Unstoppable Writing Teacher (2015) author and staff developer Colleen Cruz led the #TCRWP weekly chat to discuss PD ideas for the studying the teaching of writing. Follow the linked image to read more and read the chat transcript!

Finally, author Katherine Bomer joined the #G2Great chat for conversation on finding the brilliance in all of children's writing, the theme of her 2010 book Hidden Gems.  This weekly chat is hosted by Good to Great Teaching (2012) author Mary Howard, along with Amy Brennan and Jennifer Hayhurst. Follow the linked image for highlights of this chat! 



 Available to you from Heinemann Professional Development

Online:  Check out our On Demand, video rich courses that support the craft of teaching writing and more by clicking here. 

Are you a teacher of English Language Learners? We have a webinar series beginning soon with Lindsey Moses. Read about it here!

Off-Site: One Day Workshops are scheduled around the country with Smokey Daniels, Lucy Calkins, Kristin Ziemke, Chris Lehman and many more! Find out more here.

On-Site: Explor the school-based seminars, speakers, or residency programs available to you from our consulting authors. Browse the list and bring new energy and customized learning to your school.


Topics: Donald Graves, Heinemann, Matt Glover, On-Demand Courses, PLC Series, TCRWP, Writing, Writing Workshop, Conferring, Digital Campus, Donalyn Miller, Harvey "Smokey" Daniels, Language Arts, Professional Development, Stephanie Parsons, NOLA Multi-Day Institute

Date Published: 01/30/17

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