Teach Writing With Tech

3 weeks, 3 virtual meetings, dozens of resources and more


This three-week (June 19-July 9) hands-on quasi-writer’s workshop is designed for educators intent on learning to use widely-available digital tools to help their students develop their inner writer. Resources include videos, pedagogic articles, lesson plans, projects, and virtual face-to-face meetings to share in a collaborative environment. Strategies introduced range from conventional tools such as quick writes, online websites, and visual writing to unconventional approaches such as Twitter novels, comics, and Google Earth lit trips. These can be adapted to any writing program be it 6+1 Traits, Common Core, or the basic who-what-when-where-why. By the time educators finish this class, they will be ready to implement many new tools in their classroom.

Assessment is project-based so be prepared to be fully-involved and an eager risk-taker.

What You Get

  • 3 weeks
  • 3 virtual meetings
  • 5 videos
  • 30+ lesson plans
  • 1 class etext
  • 10 Hall of Fame articles
  • Unlimited questions/coaching during Google Hangouts and pre-arranged times. We stay until everyone leaves. If you need extra help, we’ll arrange that also.
  • Membership in class wiki—you’ll get an invitation
  • Certificate of Completion
  • 18 hours of CEU credit (check to be sure this class qualifies with your administration)

Price includes all required education resources.

Course Objectives

    At the completion of this course, you will be able to:

    1. Use authentic activities and project-based learning to teach writing skills
    2. Use traditional and non-traditional approaches to build an understanding of excellent writing and nurture a love of the process
    3. Reinforce Common Core writing standards in exciting new ways
    4. Guide students in selecting writing strategies that differentiate for task, purpose, and audience
    5. Incorporate peer review to analyze and improve writing
    6. Assess student writing without discouraging creativity
    7. Provide students with effective feedback

    Who Should Attend

    • teachers
    • LMS
    • pre-service candidates
    • administrators
    • principals
    • grade-level teams
    • curriculum coordinators
    • homeschoolers

    • are looking for new ways to help students unlock their inner writer
    • have tried traditional writing methods and need something else
    • need to differentiate for varied needs of their diverse student group
    • want to—once again—make writing fun for students

    Our Teachers

    Where and When

    Monday, June 19th, 12am to Sunday, July 9th, 2am

    This is an online event.

    Class wiki
    M-F, Virtual Meeting each weekend

    Ready to sign up?


    $229.00 (for an individual)

    $750.00 (for a group of five)

    Register by May 31st with coupon code SUMMERPD and save 10%.

    More information: AskaTechTeacher@gmail.com