DeCoste Writing Protocol

Hosted by BISD and presented by Dr. Denise DeCoste

The DeCoste Writing Protocol: A 2-day, short course on PK-12 writing

Most teachers and therapists report that there is a lack of professional learning on comprehensive writing development. This two-day workshop will offer participants a short course on writing. The full day sessions will present the latest research on handwriting, keyboarding, spelling development, composing, and assistive technology. Participants will be walked through the administration of the new DWP protocol.


Additionally, research-driven practices for writing instruction will be presented across the grades (PK-12). A key theme for this 2-day professional learning will be the need for occupational therapists, speech therapists, general, special education, and dyslexia teachers to work across disciplines in order to provide integrated services to improve writing instruction and writing outcomes.

The DeCoste Writing Protocol: A 2-day, short course on PK-12 writing

Monday, July 25th, 8:30am to Tuesday, July 26th, 3:30pm

793 Union Chapel Road

Cedar Creek, TX

Day One Agenda

8:30

Introduction

Perspectives on writing

Writing Development

Normative writing standards- ELAR TEKS


10:15

Writing and students with disabilities

Handwriting assessment protocol

Current handwriting research

Research based writing instruction


12:00

Lunch


1:00 Technology and handwriting supports


1:30

Spelling development and assessment protocol

Linguistic analysis


2:20

Break


2:30

Research based spelling interventions

Technology to support spelling


3:30 Day 1 Ends

Day Two Agenda

8:30

Keyboarding assessment protocol

Keyboarding research

Case Study

Research based keyboarding interventions


10:25

Composing development

Extended writing assessment protocol

Exploring Writing Traits


12:00

Lunch


1:00

6 Trait writing analysis

Composing Research and instruction


2:15

Strategies for students with disabilities

Technology tools

Evaluations


3:30

Day 2 Ends

The cost of this workshop is $85 per applicant. Register Today!

We are opening a limited number of seats to non-BISD participants! This will be on a first-come, first-serve basis and according to the role of the participant who submits an RSVP. Complete the Google Form below to register!

Bastrop Independent School District

Department of Special Programs and Services

Jackie Waneck, Director

Debora Ribble, 504/Dyslexia Coordinator