How can we strengthen and deepen understanding, confidence, and efficacy in the art and practice of writing? Joe Marshall, Marsha Harris, and I are facilitating a series for interested Trinity School faculty and staff.
In this course, we will discuss, sketch, and write to deepen our flexibility, critical reasoning, and problem-solving. Writing should be anchored in reading rich literature and developed through a cycle of reading, writing, and feedback.
At the end of the course, participants should be able to say:
- I can write more frequently and confidently.
- I can heighten my awareness of the craft and conventions of writing.
- Motion and Models (01/17/2020)
- Energy and Words (01/31/2020)
- Focus and Form (02/14/2020)
- Cohesion and Frames (02/28/2020)
- Details and Clutter (03/13/2020)
- Celebration (03/27/2020)
- Jeff Anderson’s 10 Things Every Writer Needs to Know
- Learning Portfolio
Preparing for Session 1: Motion and Models:
- Read Chapters 1 and 2. We will use the Visible Thinking Routine Sentence-Phrase-Word to share.
- Set up your journal by connecting to Seesaw. Make sure to read Marsha’s email; you will log in as a student for this course,
Challenges to take up:
- Read and write daily with the goal of building stamina
- Read and write daily with the goal of strengthening this habit
- Notice and note sentences that inspire or challenge and share in your journal so that others may learn alongside you
Joe, Marsha, and I have been planning this course for several months. In one of my early journal entries I wrote:
I seem to have fallen into writing reports of PD and plans and posting them on my blog. I seem to fail to tell exciting stories associated with adult learning.
And now, I have done just that… again. For the next six sessions, I will share the agenda, learning goals, and tasks. AND, I will share my take on each session, my outcomes, learnings, ah-ha’s, and struggles.