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PD Spotlight: Teaching Writers

2022_Themes_BlogHeader_WritingThe 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.

Flash Fiction:
Understanding Craft Moves that Increase Clarity and Precision in Writing (Gr. 5-12)

with Penny Kittle and Linda Rief
Saturday, March 5, 2022
9:30am - 12:30pm ET 


Interactive Writing:
Cultivating Community Through Empowering Our Youngest Writers (PreK-2)

with Matt Halpern
Monday, March 28, 2022
6:00pm - 7:30pm ET


Estrategias y estructuras de la enseñanza de la escritura 

developed by Jennifer Serravallo and
presented in Spanish by Clarisa Leal
Wednesday, April 27, May 4, and May 18, 2022
4:00pm - 5:15pm ET


Restorative Writing for Teachers (Gr. K-12)

with Lorena and Roberto Germán
Tuesday, May 10, 2022
5:30 - 7:00pm ET





On-Demand Courses

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.


Introduction to Writing Workshop, Grades 3-5

by Stephanie Parsons 
30 contact hours (3 CEUs)


Strategies in Action: Reading and Writing Methods and Content, Grades K–8

by Jennifer Serravallo
30 contact hours (3 CEUs)


Transforming Our Teaching Through Reading-Writing Connections, Grades K–1

by Regie Routman
(single session course)


Strategies for Teaching Nonfiction Writing, Gr. K-2 and 3-5

by Linda Hoyt and Anthony Stead
30 contact hours (3 CEUs)


See all On-Demand Writing Courses


2022_Themes_Icon_WritingConsulting Authors

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)

Learn more


Hoping you can talk to a person about professional learning options for yourself or your school? We love hearing from you. Email us at workshops@heinemann.com.

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Topics: On-Demand Courses, Webinars, Workshops, Writing, Professional Development, virtual pd

Date Published: 02/01/22

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