Writing

Advancing Thinking Through Writing
This course introduces participants to the Hochman Method, an explicit set of sequenced strategies for teaching expository writing that can be integrated into any content. Specific strategies are presented to improve the structure, coherence and clarity of students’ writing, beginning at the sentence-level. The focus moves to outlines, paragraphs, and compositions. Participants will also learn how to teach notetaking, summarization, and revision. There are opportunities to practice and create activities as well as receive feedback from TWR faculty. This course is open to all educators in grades 3-8, but is especially suited to teachers (including Special Education and ENL) of English and social studies. 
You will need to attend all sessions (Oct. 13, Oct. 20, Oct. 27, Nov. 3, Nov. 10, Nov. 17).
Date Time Session Instructor Facilitator Venue
Thu, Oct 13, 2022 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Session 1 Online through MDE (Zoom)
Thu, Oct 20, 2022 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Session 2 Online through MDE (Zoom)
Thu, Oct 27, 2022 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Session 3 Online through MDE (Zoom)
Thu, Nov 3, 2022 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM Full day session Online through MDE (Zoom)
Thu, Nov 10, 2022 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Session 5 Online through MDE (Zoom)
Thu, Nov 17, 2022 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Session 6 Online through MDE (Zoom)
Attendance Clause
Miss. Const. Art. 4, Section 66 Eligible attendees for this training includes teachers, counselors, and administrators who are employed by a school district or MDE. Unless specifically noted otherwise, external contractors or vendors may not attend. This event is being funded with state and/or federal funds and is being provided for employees of school districts, employees of the Mississippi Department of Education and Department contractors. Miss. Const. Art. 4, Section 66 prohibits governing authorities from making donations. According to the Mississippi Attorney General, once the federal funds are turned over to the state, the rules for the expenditure of state funds apply. Based on the Mississippi law, this event is not being provided for third party vendors or external providers.
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