Practical approaches and strategies
Saturday, November 18, 2017 8:30-3:30pm
With the right strategies for organizing, brainstorming and planning, students can write productively and thoroughly, and you can help them! Learn about multisensory methods for teaching writing, as tested and implemented by The Siena School teachers. You will learn hands-on methods for teaching and guiding students to write independently and effectively.
Siena's Director of Technology will provide a writing-focused look at the apps, extensions and third-party add-ons that make up the Google Apps environment. Explore simple, purpose-built web applications that allow students more flexibility, creativity and support than ever. Learn about how tools like Google Docs & Drive, Mindomo, Read&Write, and more can provide collaborative writing, instant feedback, graphic organization, text-to-speech proofreading and speech-to text dictation to improve the writing process.
Practice the techniques yourself and learn how to support your student or child in his or her writing. This workshop is appropriate for teachers, parents and tutors for grades 3 and up.
Workshop Facilitators: Jilly Darefsky (Head of School), Beth Fabijanic (Humanities Department Chair), and Simon Kanter, (Director of Technology) from The Siena School
Lunch is included in cost.