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ELA PD Opportunities

Professional Development Sessions

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Learning opportunities can be found on this page, as well as on our K-12 OMS Event Registration System.  Click on the link for any PD event on this page, and you'll be launched to the event's registration page.

For more information email Laura Gonzalez or call her at (559) 651-3031 Ext 3352.  For registration assistance, email Ame Quinonez or call her at (559) 651-3031 Ext 3362.

ELA PD Highlights

Writing Workshop: Units of Study

In this three-day institute, participants will learn the rationale to implement a comprehensive, research-based approach to writing workshop.

  • Learn strategies to teach opinion/argument, information, and narrative writing with increasing complexity and sophistication
  • Deepen understanding of the California Writing Standards
  • Explore the use of mentor texts to foster a strong reading/writing connection
  • Discover practices that create opportunities for your students to write across the curriculum
Breakout sessions focusing on writing instruction in grades TK-2, 3-5, and 6-8 will be included during the institute. 

Each participant will receive Units of Study for Writing in Opinion/Argument, Information, and Narrative Writing kit for their grade level by Lucy Calkins and Colleagues of the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project, Columbia University. This is a year-long curriculum designed to help teachers fully implement the California Writing Standards.

Various dates - see the list to the left.