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Strategies for Building Proficient K–12 Writers
Wednesday May 30, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
Presented by Jenny Hamilton, M.Ed., National Literacy Consultant
Sponsored by Voyager Sopris Learning®
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As instructors, it can be frustrating to see a lack of good writing skills despite dedicated efforts. In this presentation, Jenny Hamilton, M.Ed., National Literacy Consultant, explores why students struggle with writing. She discusses highly effective strategies you can implement immediately to create better writers, including:
- Ways to connect research to effective practice
- The power of feedback
- How to deliver writing instruction
To help students juggle the necessary high- and low-level cognitive skills, teachers must be equipped to deliver explicit, sequential, and systematic writing instruction. This edWebinar introduces several multisensory writing strategies, for use with students of all ages, to fill whatever gaps you may face as a teacher of writing.
This recorded session will be of most interest to K-12 teachers, principals, literacy and writing coaches, librarians, and administrators.
About the Presenter
Jenny Hamilton, M.Ed. has been a tireless advocate for students who struggle to achieve academic success. Her training and background in behavior management enables her to share practical solutions regarding classroom management issues. She also works with teachers to raise awareness of the emotional damage that accompanies academic failure. Jenny’s depth of experience in teaching elementary, middle, and high school students lends authenticity to her delivery when she trains and coaches teachers. A deep interest in the research behind best practices and the science of learning allows her to share with teachers and administrators current and relevant data on how the brain works and what can be done to change the trajectory of struggling readers and writers. She is currently an independent consultant focusing on literacy.
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