The reflective practice of teaching can bring both joy and frustration. We feel joy in the moment a writing conference propels a student to a new place in their notebook, or when we witness the impact of a mini-lesson or mentor text that launches our students into skillful, inspired writing.
Our hearts also hang on to moments that keep us awake at night: whole-class instruction that falls flat, a small group resistant to put thinking on the page. It's in these moments of noting our own strengths and struggles when we can ask questions about our practice and identify an area for growth.
Below, you'll see a curated collection of PD options designed to help you improve the craft of teaching writers, developed and presented by Heinemann authors, education practitioners, and researchers.
Upcoming Virtual Workshops & Webinar Series
These writing-focused virtual events range in time commitment and include recording access so you can learn flexibly.
with Penny Kittle and Linda Rief
with Matt Halpern
Estrategias y estructuras de la enseñanza de la escritura
developed by Jennifer Serravallo and
Restorative Writing for Teachers (Gr. K-12)
with Lorena and Roberto Germán
Our courses are a flexible way to deepen your practice. Media-rich and interwoven with reflection, courses range from single to eight sessions and offer 365-day access.
Choosing who to invite to facilitate professional development is an important decision! Our specialists are skilled at listening to your needs and matching your school or district with the right consultants. Below is a sampling of consulting authors who specialize in various grade ranges and areas of writing instruction.
Carl Anderson (K-12)
Katherine Bomer (K-12)
Kelly Boswell (K-6)
Matt Glover (PreK-6)
Liz Prather (9-12)
Allison Marchetti (6-12)
Rebekah O'Dell (6-12)
Amy Vanderwater (K-8)
Sarah Zerwin (6-12)
Hoping you can talk to a person about professional learning options for yourself or your school? We love hearing from you. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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